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Eight's Be More Awards™ 2010 Winners

— Arizona nonprofits honored at third annual event —

Be More Awards 2010 - TV Special
This special profiles each of the award winning organizations and showcases the inspiring efforts to improve the lives of their fellow Arizonans.




Be More Awards - Awards Luncheon



Phoenix, Ariz. May 20, 2010 — Winners of Eight's third annual Be More Awards were announced today at the Eight, Arizona PBS studios in downtown Phoenix, according to Eight's General Manager Kelly McCullough. Nearly 200 guests attended the event honoring the outstanding achievements of Arizona's nonprofit organizations.

"We are proud to recognize Arizona's nonprofit organization leaders who continue to improve the lives of their fellow Arizonans, and are happy that Eight's Be More Awards showcase their good work.  Their efforts and stories are incredibly inspiring, as are their dedication and enthusiasm," said McCullough.

Award categories ranged from outstanding marketing initiatives, exceptional educational outreach, innovative organization endeavors, extraordinary fundraising and event efforts, and commitment to arts and cultural awareness.  The award winners will be presented in Eight's Be More Awards television special airing Wednesday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. on Eight HD.

The event also included a Hall of Heroes, giving each of the award finalists an opportunity to showcase their organization.  Exhibits included: Back to School Clothing Drive, Gabriel's Dream, Treasures 4 Teachers, Arizona Hemophilia Association, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, Arizona Saves, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, ICAN, Arizona Community Action Association, Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, Girls Scouts-Arizona Cactus Pine Council Inc., Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts, Rosie's House, Valley Youth Theatre, St. Mary's Food Bank, 100 Club of Arizona, Detour Company Theatre, and Fresh Start Community Service.

Applications for the Be More Awards™ were evaluated by an independent panel of 15 impartial judges ranging from community volunteers to business leaders from throughout the Apache, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma area.

The Be More Awards™ are supported by The UPS Store, Wells Fargo, Intel, APS, The Phoenix Philanthropy Group and Greenburg Traurig.

The awards presented were:

 

Be More... BRILLIANT

Outstanding Achievement in Innovation
Presented by The Phoenix Philanthropy Group
Winner: Treasures 4 Teachers
Treasures 4 Teachers was created to provide vital materials to educators and students through proactive, environmentally-friendly programs. Treasures 4 Teachers actively seeks out and collects unwanted, but reusable materials throughout the community. Turning the "disposable" into "purposeful," these "treasures" are put into the hands of educators and students across Arizona.  In the past year, Treasures 4 Teachers provided more than 25,000 students with educational materials and diverted more than 200,000 cubic feet of material from Arizona landfills. 
Web site: http://www.treasures4teachers.org/

 

Be More... ENTERTAINING

Outstanding Achievement in Special Events
Presented by Greenberg Traurig
Winner: Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk
Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk transforms the lives of at-risk youth by providing a foundation of mentoring and curriculum that helps them build positive, goal-oriented futures. With the worst high school dropout rate in the nation, the third worst teen pregnancy rate, and more than 7,000 Phoenix-area gang members, Arizona's future is in jeopardy. Organizations such as Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk help to improve all our futures by changing the life of a young person in need of direction.
Web site: http://www.phoenixyouthatrisk.org/

 

Be More... KNOWLEDGEABLE

Outstanding Achievement in Educational Outreach
Presented by APS
Winner: ICAN
ICAN was founded in 1991 in response to the growing gang and juvenile delinquency issues occurring in the Chandler Redevelopment Area. Since that time, ICAN's programs have developed key social skills in youth, proven effective in preventing substance abuse, gang involvement, and violence. ICAN builds these critical social skills through out-of-school time programs, family and parenting programs, and community outreach and education. ICAN's programs are also provided entirely free of charge to participating youth and families.

 

Be More... INFORMED

Outstanding Achievement in Marketing
Winner: Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus Pine Council Inc.
The mission of Girl Scouts is to create girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting provides girls troop, group, and individual experiences that develop self-worth, strong values, community responsibility and prepare them to be tomorrow's leaders.
Web site: http://girlscoutsaz.org/

 

Be More... CREATIVE

Outstanding Achievement in Arts & Culture
Presented by Wells Fargo
Winner: Rosie's House
The mission of Rosie's House is to provide the underserved youth of Great Phoenix with the gift of music which enhances their daily life by offering direction, stability and tools for future success.  Rosie's House provides a tuition-free music instruction program and free loaned instruments to youth ages 5-18 who primarily reside in south and central Phoenix.  The goal of our program is to provide music education and its life-changing benefits to children who would otherwise not have the opportunity due to their economic situation and the limitations of their schools. Rosie's House works to break the cycle of poverty and develop the next generation of arts aware, creative and productive citizens.  Rosie's House currently provides 317 music lessons a week – a total of 9,510 lessons a year.
Web site: http://www.rosieshouse.org/

 

Be More... HUMBLE

The People's Choice Award
Winner: Treasures 4 Teachers
Treasures 4 Teachers was created to provide vital materials to educators and students through proactive, environmentally-friendly programs. Treasures 4 Teachers actively seeks out and collects unwanted, but reusable materials throughout the community. Turning the "disposable" into "purposeful," these "treasures" are put into the hands of educators and students across Arizona.  In the past year, Treasures 4 Teachers provided more than 25,000 students with educational materials and diverted more than 200,000 cubic feet of material from Arizona landfills.
Web site: http://www.treasures4teachers.org/

 

Be More... ENCOURAGED

The Judges' Choice Award
Winner: Detour Company Theatre
The Mission of Detour Company Theatre is to provide quality and authentic arts education and performance opportunities for adults with developmental and other challenges (including deafness, blindness, and autism) through the magic and the miracle of theatre. Detour provides people with special needs a unique, creative performance experience enabling personal growth while breaking down stereotypes related to disabilities within the community at large. Detour Company Theatre was founded in 2000 in Phoenix, Arizona. In spring of 2009, Detour presented its eighteenth musical, Beauty and the Beast.
Web site: http://detourcompanytheatre.org

 

Be More... UNSTOPPABLE

NonProft of the Year Award
Presented by Intel
Winner: Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus Pine Council Inc.
The mission of Girl Scouts is to create girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting provides girls troop, group, and individual experiences that develop self-worth, strong values, community responsibility and prepare them to be tomorrow's leaders.
Web site: http://girlscoutsaz.org/