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July 11, 2017 > League of Volunteers honored

League of Volunteers honored

Submitted By Shirley Sisk

California state leaders recently honored League of Volunteers (LOV) as one of CaliforniaÕs ÒNonprofit of the YearÓ organizations. The Newark-based community service organization was one of almost 100 nonprofits from across the state honored June 28 in Sacramento during the annual California Nonprofits Day.

LOV was selected for the honor by Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) as an exceptional nonprofit organization in his 25th Assembly district which covers Newark, South Fremont, Milpitas, Alviso and North San Jose.

Award recipients were honored at a luncheon at SacramentoÕs Convention Center, with welcome addresses by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assemblywoman Monique Limon and Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits. Also invited to speak was California Attorney General Xavier.

LOV officials are thrilled that Assemblyman Chu selected their organization for the honor and appreciate the support he has given to them. They also are pleased that the State Assembly has passed a resolution for the second year in a row that puts a spotlight on nonprofits.

Officials from LOVE would like to congratulate all the award agencies on being honored for the great work they do every day to make California a better place. They generate 15 percent of the stateÕs gross domestic products, employ nearly one in 16 California workers, mobilize seven million volunteers and bring $40 billion out-of-state dollars into California each year. Our country could not provide the services nonprofits provide for families and communities.

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