Stephanie Decker lost her legs to save her kids and found her calling, helping children missing limbs play sports. Mary K. Hoodhood heard about a child digging through the trash for food and set out to feed hungry kids. And, remembering her struggles as a single mom, Rachel Jackson-Bramwell rallied her community to prepare low-income women for success.
Through the Women of Worth program, Points of Light and L'Oréal Paris recognize, celebrate and support women who make a beautiful difference in their communities. Each of the 10 honorees receives a $10,000 grant to donate to her most cherished cause. Through online voting, the public gets to pick a national honoree, who receives an additional $25,000 grant.
“L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth is an example of the incredible energy created when we take time to recognize the amazing efforts of volunteers," said Tracy Hoover, Points of Light’s CEO. "These exceptional women are truly points of light – leveraging their time, skills and resources to bring about change by tackling some of the world's most pressing challenges and motivating others to serve.”
Women of Worth has recognized 90 extraordinary women, giving them a national platform from which to share their stories.
You have until May 15 to nominate for the 2015 Women of Worth. All 10 honorees will be recognized in December at an awards ceremony hosted by L’Oréal Paris in New York.
For more information about Women of Worth, to nominate a woman making a difference and to learn about past honorees, visit www.WomenofWorth.com.