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ABC7 Presents: The Jefferson Awards

July 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Throughout the year ABC7 recognizes individuals making a difference in their communities. In partnership with The Jefferson Awards for public service, we honor those individuals for their volunteer efforts.The Jefferson Awards is an award organization co-founded by Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis in 1972 to encourage and honor people for their contributions through community service. It is an organization based on a simple idea -- the belief that one person can make a difference.

Through media partnerships across the country, The Jefferson Awards are presented to individuals on both national and local levels.

Local winners are ordinary people who do extraordinary things. ABC7 honors one individual in Southern California each month. The honoree receives a Jefferson Awards medal and a $1,000 donation to the charity or community organization of their choice. They are also profiled on Eyewitness News.

If you know someone who does extraordinary things without any expectation of recognition or reward, you have a chance to change that; and inspire others to do good for their communities as well. Nominate someone for a Jefferson Award

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