Hasbro, Inc. recognizes achievements in youth service and honors young volunteers with HASBRO COMMUNITY ACTION HERO AWARDS.
May 26, 2011 – Six young people from across the United States were honored as Hasbro Community Action Heroes at GenerationOn’s Art of Giving Benefit in New York City. The six young leaders, ranging in age from 7 to 17, were recognized for their achievements in volunteer service and their contributions to their communities and the world. Each of the Hasbro Community Action Hero Award-winners exemplifies Hasbro’s commitment to the transformative power of service and embodies generationOn’s mission to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.
GenerationOn is a global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. As the youth service division of the Points of Light Institute,, it brings teh nation’s leading youth service organizations and programs together under one umbrella. GenerationOn’s Hasbro Community Action Hero Awards recognize outstanding young people who demonstrate an active history of community service, creative problem-solving skills, peer leadership and a committment to making a positive difference.
Nicholas Lowinger (age 13), Cranston, Rhode Island – resolved to provide new, properly-fitted footwear to youth in shelters throughout Rhode Island. He founded Gotta Have Sole Foundation, an organization which donates shoes, sneakers and boots to children in homeless shelters. Today, Gotta Have Sole has donated more than 700 pairs of shoes to homeless children.