Burnsville, Minnesota (PressExposure) January 05, 2009 -- ThumbPeople, Inc. has established the Thumbuddy Buddy Award to be awarded twice a year to encourage and recognize individuals who are truly being "Thumbuddy" in life - that is they are making a positive imprint in the lives of others.
ThumbPeople spokesperson, Cathy Kirschner, says that, "ThumbPeople is founded on the philosophy that just as your thumb leaves a unique, one-of-a-kind thumbprint, your life also leaves a unique, one-of-a-kind imprint in the world. The Thumbuddy Buddy Award is being established to affirm and encourage individuals to leave a positive imprint in the world."
The Thumbuddy Buddy Award is awarded to individuals of any age who have been nominated based on their positive imprint in the world.
Examples of nominations could include but are not limited to:
Kids can nominate their favorite librarian, babysitter, lunch lady, recess supervisor, orthodontist, etc. highlighting how their kindness and efforts leave an imprint and brighten the lives of others.
A teacher could nominate a student who consistently leaves an imprint on other students by being a conscientious and hardworking example.
Parents can nominate a Sunday School teacher, Scout leader, special education para, classroom helper, coach, etc. who unselfishly gives of their time and talents making a positive imprint in the lives of kids.
Coworkers can nominate an individual who makes going to work pleasant by their good attitude, efforts to work together, consideration and positive imprint in the work place.
A neighbor could nominate the boy next door for leaving an imprint through his thoughtfulness in shoveling their driveway or offering to help carry in groceries.
Nominations will be accepted continually via the ThumbPeople website. Twice a year, ThumbPeople will ask people to vote and nominate a Thumbuddy Buddy Award winner from their website based on information submitted about their positive imprint in the lives of others.
The nominee of the Thumbuddy Buddy Award with the most votes will receive: A Thumbuddy Buddy Award certificate, the complete Thumbuddy seven book series signed by the author for them to enjoy or to donate to a children's organization, the complete ThumbPeople CD collection, a Thumbuddy t-shirt, a tribute honoring their positive imprint in the lives of others on the ThumbPeople website, a picture of the winner along with the nominating individual posted to the ThumbPeople website (if desired,) and a news press release honoring the positive imprint the individual is making in the world.
ThumbPeople, Inc. is a Minnesota based company that produces children's literature through the Thumbuddy book series. ThumbPeople, Inc. also produces nurturing music for children and adults. They have been recognized for their efforts in positive youth development in building self-confidence in children. ThumbPeople, Inc. produces children's preschool curriculum with a positive message geared for both the secular and Christian environments and provides training opportunities through public speaking and teleconference events.