PARLIN – Dentist Dr. Mariana Blagoev believes that many good deeds done each day are going un-rewarded.
“We all know that negativity will not improve a situation, but complimenting or rewarding a job well done will actually prompt more of those good activities” says Dr. Blagoev.
Dr. Blagoev recently launched a Do A Good Deed Contest, open to any youth 18 years of age and younger, to inspire youths do perform good deeds and submit an essay about what they have accomplished.
It was a close competition, but the winning essay went to 14-year-old Kevin Gay, who will be awarded the grand prize – a brand new laptop.
Gay, who is attending South Amboy High School, has been helping victims of hurricane Sandy. He spent four day unloading trailers with ice and water for people to come and pick up. At the end, he says “I helped so many people and I felt good about myself. I like to help people and see the appreciation in their face.”
According to Dr. Blagoev, “There is no greater joy for a parent than knowing that their children are on the right path. I am happy that we are able to inspire youths to focus on the spirit of helping and giving.”
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