Lions Clubs International Presented the Prestigious Award to Friswell in Front of Dozens at a Recent Spirit of Giving Board Members Meeting

Online PR News – 26-June-2015 – Boca Raton, FL – Wendy Friswell, Executive Director of the local nonprofit organization Spirit of Giving, was recently awarded the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) for her generosity in charitable donations to the foundation. Friswell, who has spent countless hours dedicating herself to helping others, was surprised with the award at a recent Spirit of Giving board members meeting presented by Lions Clubs Florida District representative Hazel McIntyre.
“We want to congratulate Wendy on her achievement with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Through her work with Lions Clubs International as well as Spirit of Giving, Wendy is an example of an extraordinarily selfless person, constantly working to better the lives of those in her community and beyond,” McIntyre said.
“It is a great honor to receive this award,” Friswell said. “Lions Clubs International is an exemplary humanitarian organization, and I am thankful to have the opportunity to contribute to a greater cause helping fund programs for those in need around the world.”
Recipients of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award are recognized for their humanitarian work and have contributed at least $1,000 to the Lions Clubs International Foundation. Donations of $1,000 or greater make up 75% of the foundations revenue, which comes from over 1.4 million Lions members in more than 210 countries and geographic areas. Without donations, Lions Clubs International would not be able to implement their large-scale humanitarian efforts throughout the world – from combating vision problems to offering aid after major natural disasters.
On Saturday August 8th, Spirit of Giving will be hosting its annual Back to School Bash at The Village Academy in Delray Beach. This invite-only event will help more than 4,000 South Palm Beach County children in-need to prepare for a new school year with brand new backpacks, school supplies and more. The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Health Carnival will also be held during the Back to School Bash at The Village Academy, and will be open to the public. From 9am to 3pm, Children and their families can receive dental exams, eye exams, nutritional advice, haircuts and more during this free event.
Spirit of Giving is still accepting donations, funding and sponsors at this time for the Back to School Bash. For more information, please email wendy@spiritofgivingnetwork.com.

About Spirit of Giving
Now in its seventh year, Spirit of Giving (a 501c3) unites more than 60 nonprofits in Palm Beach County to help facilitate and create programs and alliances that promote lasting change in the community. It is a forum where nonprofits and community supporters share information, resources and best practices. The group’s objective is to streamline the delivery of services to the community by working collaboratively to solve issues and improve operations through internal and external partnerships. Community programs that Spirit of Giving manages include acting as the Official Charity Partner of The Boca Raton Bowl, Holiday Gift Drive, Volunteer Training and Placement, Fingerprinting Services, Monthly Nonprofit Meetings, Nonprofit Executive Mastery Institute and Nonprofit Wish List.
For more information, visit www.spiritofgivingnetwork.com or info@spiritofgivingnetwork.com

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