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Call for Nominations: One Step Beyond HUG Awards
By Jennifer Schwegman - Tuesday Aug 08, 2023
HUG Awards honor Valley residents who have made a positive impact on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

(PHOENIX – Aug 8, 2023) – One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI) is actively seeking nominations for their annual HUG Awards. The organization, a leading provider of comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities, is asking Valley residents to nominate individuals who have made a positive impact on the lives of people with intellectual disability in our community. Nominations will be accepted via the One Step Beyond website at https://osbi.org/gala/ through Sept. 1, 2023. Winners will be selected based on evidence of unwavering compassion, dedication, and commitment to our mission.

HUG Award nominees and winners will be celebrated at the One Step Beyond 20th Anniversary and Help Us Grow Gala being held at The Duce on Sat., Oct. 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The nomination committee will select 6 individuals based on the responses provided in the nominations.

“The HUG Awards recognize and celebrate the individuals and businesses who have made a profound impact on individuals who have intellectual disabilities,” says One Step Beyond CEO Madison Blanton. “We are calling on the community to nominate and honor the extraordinary efforts of the Valley’s unsung heroes by shining a light on the difference they make every day. Our hope is that these nominations are a spark that ignites a beacon of hope, inspiring others to embrace inclusivity and celebrate the power of kindness.”

Individuals interested in attending the 20th Anniversary and Help Us Grow Gala can purchase tickets via the One Step Beyond website at https://osbi.org/gala/.

About One Step Beyond, Inc.
Phoenix-based One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI) is a private, nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities. One Step Beyond empowers its members to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and employment through innovative culinary, education, fitness, and arts programs, as well as strategic partnerships with local businesses that enable participants to contribute to and achieve greater social participation in their communities. One Step Beyond has four locations in the Phoenix Metro area, including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Surprise, and a location in San Carlos, California. For more information about One Step Beyond programs and services, visit https://osbi.org/.