8th Grader, Besher Garcia, dances his way into being our 87th Legend!

RecognizeGood honored Besher Garcia as the 87th RecognizeGood Legend award in a presentation in Austin on Thursday, October 10th. During the event, RecognizeGood made a $1,000 pay-it-forward donation to Women’s Storybook Project in his name.

Besher has been involved with the Women’s Storybook project since he was only a young 8-year-old. After meeting some volunteers during his trip to Barnes and Noble, he was sold on their mission and wanted to get involved. The Women’s Storybook Project is a program that connects children with their incarcerated mothers through literature. Volunteers travel to female prisons to record as they read and pass the messages onto their children. Besher, a talented tap dancer, came up with an idea to dance for book donations and the donors could choose any song for him to tackle. Over the years, Besher has raised and donated over 1,500 books as well as thousands of dollars to their cause.

“Besher Garcia is an amazing young man,” says Jill Gonzalez, Executive Director of Women’s Storybook Project of Texas. “He is one of WSP’s largest in-kind donors and best supporters. We are so thankful for his generosity!”

To read Besher’s full story click here.

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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.