New York City – The Filipino International Community of America (FICA) is hosting the 1st Outstanding Parents’ Awards and Gala on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 160-A Frontage Road, Newark NJ 07114 from 1- 5 PM.
The event recognizes and celebrates the people who have given much of their lives, time and resources to the growth and happiness of their children. Nominations are open for parents with the following criteria:
- Exemplify qualities of sacrificial love;
- Have overcome major obstacles (emotional, physical, financial, etc.) to provide for the
personal development and happiness of children;
- Exhibit inspiring virtues and/or religious commitment; and
- Have a noteworthy record of contributions to the family and community.
The Outstanding Parents’ Awards is inspired by the National Parents’ Day which came into law in 1994, when President Bill Clinton established the Fourth Sunday of July as a recurring and perennial day of commemoration. Since then, churches and community groups across the country have held annual activities designed to celebrate and strengthen families and to honor outstanding parents in their communities.
If you know outstanding parents in your organization or community who would qualify to this very important award, please nominate them immediately for consideration. For nomination forms and submissions, please contact Elena Bahian, Program Manager, at (718) 210-7847 or EJ Rapada at (732) 318-9469. Deadline for submission of nominations is on June 24, 2017.
(A FICA press release)