Eight's Be More Awards

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Eight's Be More Awards™ 2009 Winners


Be More…Unstoppable
The Non Profit Organization of the Year
Be More…Brilliant
Outstanding Achievement in Innovation
Presented by APS
Waste Not, Inc.
Waste Not occupies a unique niche in the community. Waste Not feeds hungry people with food that would otherwise go to waste by transferring excess perishable food from restaurants, resorts, caterers and grocers to a diverse network of agencies that feed the hungry, including schools, after-school programs, day care centers, senior facilities, transition homes and rehabilitation centers. Waste Not feeds on average 5,000 to 6,000 people per day.
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Be More…Entertaining
Outstanding Achievement in Special Events
UMOM New Day Centers
UMOM's mission is to provide homeless and low-income families with food, shelter and tools to build a bridge to self-sufficiency. This is accomplished through the operation of the UMOM New Day Center Shelter Programs, the Lamplighter Place (serving seriously mentally ill persons), the Watkins Overflow Shelter, and UMOM’s Domestic Violence Shelter, and the provision of a continuum of supportive services including childcare, case management, counseling, educational opportunities and other needed services.
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Be More…Knowledgeable
Outstanding Achievement in Educational Outreach
Presented by Intel
Highlands Center for Natural History
The Highlands Center for Natural History helps children and adults discover the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land. This connection is fostered by the Center through outdoor-science education based on observation and discovery of the Central Arizona Highlands.
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Be More…Informed
Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Presented by SCF Arizona

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. SARRC undertakes self-directed research, serves as a satellite site for national and international projects and provides up-to-date information, training and assistance to families and professionals about autism. Through integrative research, educational outreach, model programs and collaborative initiatives, SARRC sets forth, promotes and facilitates best practices for early intervention and the long-term care of individuals with ASDs.
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Be More…Creative
Outstanding Achievement in Arts & Culture
Presented by Wells Fargo
Free Arts of Arizona
Free Arts of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that sparks the creative spirit of abused, homeless and at-risk children. Its goal is to inspire and transform their lives through the power of artistic expression. Volunteer Mentors use the visual arts, music, theater, dance, literary and culinary arts with children living in over 100 group homes, residential treatment centers and shelters in Maricopa County. Since 1993, Free Arts of Arizona has touched the lives of nearly 60,000 young people, helping them build self-esteem, improve social skills, renew trust and learn to express emotions in a positive way through the healing effects of the creative arts.
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Be More…Humble
The People’s Choice Poll
Presented by The UPS Store

Girls Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine, Inc.
Founded in 1936, the mission of Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. (GSACPC) is to create courage, confidence, and character in girls who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls — all girls — where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, Girl Scouts are given opportunities to cultivate their full individual potential. Through Girl Scouting, girls develop their personal leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth.
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Be More…Encouraged
Judges’ Choice
Presented by The UPS Store

Kitchen on the Street, Inc.
Kitchen on the Street is an Arizona based 501c3 working to eradicate childhood hunger in Arizona schools. It is a little known fact that thousands of Arizona school children go hungry on weekends. KOS partners with Arizona schools to provide BAGS OF HOPE (backpacks of food) to children in need. The organization operates solely on donations with an all-volunteer staff. KOS provides approximately $5,000 worth of food each month to children in need throughout our seven partner schools.

Support for the Be More Awards™ was provided by The UPS Store, Intel, and Wells Fargo.
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