Naro Mak, manager of Hartz Krispy Chicken – Pinemont, and the Friends of Oak Forest Park are the recipients of the first-ever Leather Apron Foundation Community Service Awards presented Saturday, February 25 at the LAF’s 4th Annual Round Up – 2017.
Nominated by members of the community, Mak was recognized for his willingness to help others through the Families Feeding Families Program and reaching out to make other generous — and anonymous — donations.
“Mak is quickly making his mark in our community,” said Jonathan Kolmetz, president of Leather Apron Foundation. “We want him to know we appreciate his efforts.”
The Friends of Oak Forest Park received nominations from local area school principals for their commitment to revitalizing Oak Forest Park with the first accessible, inclusive playground for all abilities in central northwest Houston. Thus far, this group of volunteers has raised approximately $144,000 in just seven months.
“The LAF was proud to partner with the Friends of Oak Forest Park for the Festival of Abilities in October,” said Kolmetz. “They have set an impressive goal and are well on their way to building a park for all neighbors to enjoy.”
The Leather Apron Foundation solicited nominations for the Community Service Award from the community to identify outstanding individuals, organizations or businesses that go the extra mile to make our neighborhoods better places to live, work and play.
The Leather Apron Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides direct support to neighbors in need by bringing the community together through hands-on citizenship and promoting a philosophy of compassion, community service and civic responsibility.
For more information, please visit www.leatherapronfoundation.org.