MANHATTAN -- Manhattan DDS, Dr. Roger Stevens 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. Stevens.
That said, Dr. Stevens launched a Good Deed Contest in January of this year which ended on May 13th. The contest was open to any youth 18 years of age and under.
Teens and younger children were urged to join the Good Deed Contest by submitting an essay about a good deed they have accomplished.
Dr. Stevens collected a large number of excellent essays about good activities performed. It was a close competition, but the winning essay was submitted by 15 year old Micah Klein, who was awarded a brand new laptop computer at Dr. Stevens office on Westport Drive.
Micah Klein of Wamego started an organization called JWorks. This non-profit organization was started by Micah to help others in the community with tasks they are not able to accomplish alone. Micah’s organization has helped residents in the Wamego and surrounding communities.
“We have done multiple things for a multitude of people including, painting a deck for a 25 year old woman who has to raise her sisters because her parents just died but couldn’t do the paint work herself or afford to hire help, landscaping for Trinity Baptist church, three move-ins for families across the city, and moving furniture for two families that didn’t have the man power,” says Micah.
According to Dr. Stevens, “we all have an interest in providing a stable foundation of healthy values to our youngsters.”
Dr. Stevens believes there is no greater joy for a parent than knowing that their children are on the right path. The contest rewards Good Deeds done by children and teenagers to encourage them to make better choices in life.
Details of Dr. Roger Stevens’ other community events can be found at: http://dentistmanhattanks.com/index.php/category/community/
People helping people have been one of the prominent strengths of our country. During these hard economic times, the spirit of giving and helping is needed more than ever.