Golden Valley Nonprofit Founder Receives Human Rights Award
The founder of a Golden Valley nonprofit was given a high honor for her work.
Michelle Christensen of One Good Deed recently received Golden Valley’s Bill Hobbs Human Rights Award.
Golden Valley’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission gave the annual award to Christensen. It recognizes community members who work to build a fair and equitable environment for all.
“Caring for others and shining bright light into dimly lit corners has always been a cornerstone of my life and has played an integral role shaping who I am today,” Christensen said.
Christensen founded One Good Deed in 2017. The organization works on many community projects throughout the year.
For instance, they collect warm clothes to give to the homeless population during their so-called “Scarf Bombing” event.
Likewise, One Good Deed helped to build a park in Golden Valley this year.
The organization has also donated school supplies, organized a Women’s Day celebration and given Valentines Day cards to seniors.
“To receive this award is a dream come true,” Christensen said. “This recognition is not just for me, but shared with all of the helping hands and hearts everywhere that so freely give their time, energy and commitment in all things kindness.”
Nominations for the Bill Hobbs Award open in January and close in November.