The MORE Project and the Utah Nonprofits Association Name Recipients of the Heart & Hands Award[Salt Lake City, UT] – January 8, 2008 – The MORE Project, in partnership with the Utah Nonprofits Association, recently honored Brig and Lita Hart with the first ever Heart & Hands Award. The award acknowledges the Harts’ outstanding contributions to the MORE Project, a charitable organization founded to help disadvantaged children in Brazil.
“In life, there are lifters and there are leaner’s. Brig and Lita Hart are lifters of others. Through their generous contributions to the MORE Project, whose funds go to provide food, shelter and education to some of God’s most impoverished children living in the slums of Brazil, Brig and Lita Hart are bringing hope to an otherwise hopeless situation. They live by the adage that when you become blessed, you should become a blessing. Their lives are evidence that moving from success to significance is the recipe for living an abundant life,” stated Dallin Larsen, CEO of MonaVie.
The Harts have been instrumental in securing significant numbers of new donors from those within their MonaVie organization, and have committed to making the initiatives of the MORE Project a priority in 2009.
Katy Holt-Larsen, executive director of the MORE Project, shared “Brig and Lita Hart have made an extraordinary commitment to making a difference in the lives of impoverished children and families through the MORE Project community. They have given not only through personal contributions, but also through providing leadership and encouraging others to give.”
The couple was honored at a special celebration on Utah Philanthropy Day, where the Utah Society of Fund Raisers and the Utah Nonprofits Association recognized prestigious members and organizations in the Utah community. Among those celebrated were Jon and Karen Huntsman, Sr.; Harris and Amanda Simmons; and the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation.
“It is hoped that the giving of the Heart & Hands Award will inspire other individuals and organizations to respond to community concerns, acknowledging and addressing the need for change,” says UNA rep.
For more information about the MORE Project, visit www.themoreproject.org.