Akhil Rao, a freshman at Caravel Academy in Bear, Delaware was recently awarded a Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for his outstanding volunteer efforts.The award recognizes United States citizens, and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States, who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period – or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.
Success Won’t Wait was pleased to nominate Akhil for the award based on his incredible support of the group’s literacy efforts. For example, this fall, Akhil – an avid reader himself – began collecting books for Success Won’t Wait for a book drive which netted almost 1,000 great books (many brand new) for kids of all ages. Akhil is also a volunteer for several other organizations and far surpassed the time requirements for the Gold level award!
Requirements also included the following stipulations:
- Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.
- Awards are issued for volunteer service only. Additional levels of participation with the organization, i.e. charitable support, are not a factor considered for the award.
- Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.
- Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.
- Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories.
Congratulations to Akhil and all of the wonderful supporters who continue to volunteer and donate books to Success Won’t Wait. We couldn’t do it without you!
Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to learn more about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used books in Delaware, or volunteer your time? Click on the About Us tab to learn more.
Read now, because success won’t wait!