RecognizeGood Photo: Legend Shelby Romero

April 2012 Legend – Shelby Romero

High school sophomore singlehandedly organizes Dell’s largest book donation for hospitalized children with 8,658 books

• This is just one of the incredible things Shelby has done for our community. Her spirit for helping others all started when she joined the 4-H club at age 8. As community service officer in her Hoofpicks club, Shelby created a benefit bike ride to benefit the R.O.C.K. (Ride On Center for Kids) in Georgetown, whicht resulted in 4 years of dedication to the ROCK and more than $600,000 (she raised) in order to build a covered arena for the kids. So they could ride the horses in rain or hot Texas heat.
• Shelby is a very involved high school student. She dedicates most of her time to club volleyball, the 4H club where she shows her goats, Diddy and Sean Jean, and being at the top of her academic class. Shelby says her dream job is to be a physical therapist for the Saints football team. She is a huge Saints fan and loves Louisiana. She spends her summers there, hunting alligators or going fishing with her grandparents.

“She’s a phenomenal girl…[Shelby] put together a spreadsheet so people could go online and sign up for the volunteer shifts and sent us emails letting us know when volunteers would be coming to pick up the books. She was on top of it.“

Charley Carroll,
Community Relations Manager at Arboretum Barnes and Noble store

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RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.