From Jan. 14 to Feb. 28, principals at San Diego County schools are encouraged to nominate their most dedicated volunteers for a chance to win valuable cash prizes for their school
SAN DIEGO, CA – DonorNation is excited to announce that the nomination period for the second annual School Volunteer of the Year Award is now open! From January 14 to February 28, principals and directors of San Diego County schools are invited to nominate their school’s most dedicated volunteers for a chance to be honored as DonorNation’s 2013-14 School Volunteer of the Year and win valuable cash prizes for their school.
School volunteers come in all shapes and forms. Whether they have forged key relationships with local businesses or made outstanding contributions to their school’s academics, fundraising efforts, or community outreach, we want to hear about it! A School Volunteer of the Year nominee may devote countless hours to classroom learning, promote healthy lifestyle or environmental awareness programs for students, or rally parents to get involved in fundraising events and other school functions. Regardless of what form these volunteer activities take place, there are infinite ways that these unsung heroes devote their time, energy and talents to their children’s schools. DonorNation wants to shine a well-deserved spotlight on these school volunteers and honor them for their extraordinary efforts and unheralded contributions.
“School volunteers are the invisible backbone behind a strong school system in San Diego. Without the tireless efforts of these unsung heroes, our body of schools in San Diego would crumble,” said Karim Pirani, founder and CEO of DonorNation. “Our entire community is forever indebted to this assiduous group of selflessly devoted parent volunteers. They may never seek accolades or rewards for their often unseen generosity, but we want to honor them for their invaluable service to our local schools with this year’s School Volunteer of the Year Award.”
In addition to earning the great honor of being named as DonorNation’s 2013-14 School Volunteer of the Year, the winning nominee will win valuable cash prizes for their school. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 donation to their school, the First Runner-Up will receive a $2,500 donation to their school, and the Second Runner- Up will receive a $1,500 donation to their school, all courtesy of DonorNation. Honorable Mentions will also receive a $1,000 donation to their schools.
Thanks to the generosity of our School Volunteer of the Year Award partners, Sprouts and La Jolla Playhouse, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive one year of free groceries from Sprouts, the First Runner-Up will receive 6 months of free groceries from Sprouts, the Second Runner-Up will receive 3 months of free groceries from Sprouts, and all award winners, including Honorable Mentions, will receive free season tickets to the La Jolla Playhouse.
During the nomination phase, only principals and school directors are permitted to submit entries. Nominees must be at least 18 years old and cannot be paid for their volunteer services. If you know of an extraordinary volunteer at your school who is deserves to be recognized for his or her selfless contributions, encourage your school’s principal to submit a nomination today! Deadline for nominations is 11:59pm on Feb. 28, 2014.
Every day, volunteers change the lives of children, shape the face of school campuses, and help out where they are needed without complaint. It is time to recognize these selfless individuals and shine a light on all they do for San Diego’s local schools. Encourage your school principal or director to nominate a candidate today!
DonorNation’s School Volunteer of the Year Award is open to all San Diego County preschool through grade 12 schools, both public and private.
For more information about DonorNation or the School Volunteer of the Year Award, visit www.donornation.org/award or call 858-271-7233.
DonorNation is the Marketplace with a Heart™ where every purchase benefits local schools and nonprofits. The online marketplace allows individuals and businesses to buy and sell products, services and gently used items with up to 100% of the proceeds from each transaction supporting local schools. The San Diego-based company helps unlock the power of the community by providing its users with the tools to support their local businesses, while providing a sustainable source of funding for local schools and nonprofit organizations. Visit www.donornation.org for more information.