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People Power Award 2016: And The Winner Is... October 25 2016

The moment that we've been anticipating all year is finally here!

Stephen’s Backpacks Society has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 People Power Award for excellence in grassroots campaigning and inspiring positive change!

Their organization has many projects, all aimed at ending youth homelessness. Stephen's Backpacks Society is currently providing backpacks, shoes, education resources, and hope to children and families in need.

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Making a Difference with Buttons

In the past, Stephen's Backpacks Society has used pinback buttons to inspire positive change in classrooms through their Global Citizenship Project. Part of this education initiative involves "Dream Buttons," a way for students to write their dream, wear it, and share it everyday!

As the winner of this year's People Power Award, Stephen's Backpacks Society is the recipient of a custom 6-inch button award, and a button gift certificate to help them keep up the awesome work :)

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People Power Award 2016 Nominees

The People Power Award is an annual award recognizing excellence in grassroots campaigning and inspiring positive change with buttons.

This year's nominees for the People Power Award were McKie Rich Productions and Stephen's Backpacks Society. Click through the link to read each organizations' award nominee blog post!

Call for submissions for the 2017 People Power Award

The People Power Award 2017 Nomination Form is now available and submissions are open until fall 2017.

If you know an awesome grassroots organization (or belong to one yourself!), fill out a submission :) You could be joining Stephen's Backpacks Society and the I Respect Music Project (Recipient of the 2014 People Power Award) in the winners circle!

 

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People Power Award Nominee: Stephen's Backpacks Society September 22 2016

Stephen's Backpacks Society was formed in 2006 in order to answer the vision of six year old Stephen who became aware that there were children living on the street or in shelters.

With the help of his parents, James McPhee (society president) and Nancy McPhee (director of marketing), Stephen became a voice for children without a home.

Their mission is to rally communities and the children within them to help children in need.

How Does Stephen's Backpacks Society Help with Youth Homelessness?

Stephen's Backpacks society began with one project: filling up backpacks with new clothing, school supplies, and toys around the holiday season to give to children in need. Now, Stephen's Backpacks has many ongoing projects including Footprints, Project Hope, and Educate.

Stephen's Backpacks Society Uses Button for a Great Cause

Through Stephen’s humility, faith, and passion he has inspired thousands of children to Dream Outloud.

The Dream Button was designed to encourage children not only to write down their dreams, but also to proudly share them with others.

What an awesome way to use buttons!

For more information, Check out Stephen's Backpacks Society on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

WHAT IS THE PEOPLE POWER AWARD?

The People Power Award is an annual award we will give to a grassroots organization that is working hard to make a difference and is using buttons to spread their message.

Along with a custom six-inch button award, the winner will receive a free order of custom buttons so that they can continue to spread their message! Through our promotion of the award and the recipient's work, we can help create greater awareness for the work they are doing.

Recipients of the award will demonstrate our own values here at People Power Press. We believe in the power of people working to create positive change in the world. Buttons are an effective, fun and low-cost way to share the spirit and message of any organization’s work.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PEOPLE POWER AWARD, AND TO SEE ALL OF THE 2016 PEOPLE POWER AWARD NOMINEES, HEAD OVER TO PEOPLEPOWERAWARDS.COM

 

 

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People Power Award Nominee: McKie Rich Productions September 07 2016

 

McKie Richards-Johnson is the talented individual behind McKie Rich Productions.

Originally from Toronto, McKie has strong roots in the Caribbean & Africa. Over the past 15 years she has worked on graphic design projects overseas and in the GTA.

McKie was always encouraged to be involved in the arts and was originally involved in dance and graphic design. She studied Broadcasting and Film at Centennial College and now works as a freelance producer, writer, director, and designer.

Now McKie Rich Productions is headed in a new direction; film & music video.

McKie Rich Productions has worked on a number of short films including "Laughing Through Tears" which was featured in the Africa Diaspora International Film Festival in 2011. The film's trailer can be seen below!

 

 

Their most current project, a short film entitled "More Than Just...", has just finished filming this past June 2016. We are so excited for the future of this awesome organization :) Click on the image below to see some great pictured from behind-the-scenes of this independent film.

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You can learn more about McKie Rich Productions on their website. Also check out photos and videos by McKie Rich Productions on YouTube, and Instagram!

All images and videos in this blog post are from www.mckierich.com

 

WHAT IS THE PEOPLE POWER AWARD?

The People Power Award is an annual award we will give to a grassroots organization that is working hard to make a difference and is using buttons to spread their message.

Along with a custom six-inch button award, the winner will receive a free order of custom buttons so that they can continue to spread their message! Through our promotion of the award and the recipient's work, we can help create greater awareness for the work they are doing.

Recipients of the award will demonstrate our own values here at People Power Press. We believe in the power of people working to create positive change in the world. Buttons are an effective, fun and low-cost way to share the spirit and message of any organization’s work.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PEOPLE POWER AWARD, AND TO SEE ALL OF THE 2016 PEOPLE POWER AWARD NOMINEES, HEAD OVER TO PEOPLEPOWERAWARDS.COM

 

 

 

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