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Finding a renewed sense of dignity at Community First! Village

  Story by Stefanie Lebens, RecognizeGood Program Coordinator I arrived at Community First! Village on a particularly busy day. They were hosting a neighborhood clean-up where volunteer residents and outside volunteers help villagers with chores and home maintenance that they may not be able to do on their own. Volunteers were also on-site building new

Back to our roots and hosting a gratitude contest

When RecognizeGood first launched as a gratitude platform in 2009, the whole idea was to inspire others by simply saying thanks publicly to someone who made a difference in your life. On World Gratitude Day 12 years later, we’re back to our roots and proud to announce winners of a gratitude contest we put on

Florence has spent 20 years spreading laughter, love, care and giving back to the Montopolis children

For over 20 years, Florence Ponziano has been caring for children in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin through her own programs and shelter, Florence’s Comfort House. Inspired by the interest of neighborhood kids who joined her to pick up trash near her home one day, Florence’s efforts to help children in need have grown ever

A Legend passes on but is never forgotten, looking back on 2016 Legend recipient Flo Macklin

In 2016, RecognizeGood awarded Flo Macklin with our Legend Award for her decade-spanning work with Meals on Wheels Central Texas.  At the time, Flo had made the tough decision to “retire” as a Meals on Wheels diver after spending 42 years delivering meals.  She started volunteering when the agency first opened its doors in 1972,

Sharing a love of art with Marbridge residents has made Mark and Alyssa Love Legendary!

 Mark and Alyssa Love, are making thousands of impacts on art students with intellectual disabilities by volunteering to teach art and crafts to the students at the Marbridge Foundation. The Marbridge Foundation operates a residential campus south of Austin that provides work and living space for hundreds of Austinites with cognitive disabilities. Arts and crafts

Doing Good Is Good Business: Lillian Diaz Gray

In this series, called “Doing Good is Good Business,” RecognizeGood asks Austin-area business and community leaders that exact question – why IS doing good is simply good business? In this conversation, we hear from Lillian Diaz Gray of Bank of America Merrill. RecognizeGood: One of the things that stands out about you is that you really