The Distinguished Service to Children Award recognizes efforts for and contributions to the Middle Georgia community focused on improving the well being, care, general welfare, opportunities and education of children ages 18 and below. Eligible nominees must live in Bibb, Monroe, Jones Crawford, Peach, Houston or Twiggs County. They must be nominated for VOLUNTEER work, not for professional or paid work.
The 2014 award was presented to Bill Reynolds at the Kiwanis Club of Macon's annual banquet September 23. Bill has given unselfishly of his time and resources to improve the lives of children in our community, primarily through the Mentors Project.
Besides donating food regularly to the Mentors Project, he has donated book bags, sack lunches, and even football tickets to middle Georgia kids. When he learned of 25 children who would have no Christmas gifts due to a sponsor cancelling at the last minute, he raised $2,500, shopped for, and delivered gifts to the children in five days.
President Elect Neil Struby presents Bill Reynolds the 2014 DSC Award
Bill also does volunteer work for Macon Outreach and other community service projects. He is a graduate of Stratford Academy and the University of Georgia. He serves as Faculty Advisor for the Fifth Grade Council at Stratford Academy and mentors students in his fourth grade class as well as more than 300 children in the Mentors Project. Besides being passionate about helping children rise out of poverty, he's also fluent in Spanish.
The award includes a $500 donation to the charity of Bill's choice. June O'Neal accepted the award for the Mentors Project of Bibb County.