Give It a Shot founder recognized as Prudential Spirit of Community Award State Honoree!

From Holy Angels: Czarina Alfonso, a junior at the Academy of the Holy Angels, has been named New Jersey’s top high school youth volunteer in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. She was selected for her outstanding work with “Give it a Shot,” the non-profit pneumonia vaccination program she established for children in the Philippines.

As a state honoree, this Clifton resident will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where she will enjoy further recognition. While Alfonso is in Washington, she will be considered for one of 10 national awards. National honorees receive an additional $5,000, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their nominating school or organization, and $5,000 grants for the charities of their choice. Due to the number of volunteer hours Alfonso has invested in her program, she has also qualified for the President's Volunteer Service Award.

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Czarina Alfonso