Jack’s Helping Hand founder Bridget Ready recently received the prestigious Public Service Award from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Chi State Personal Growth and Services Committee.

The committee presents this award annually to a single California resident who demonstrates outstanding public service. Bridget accepted the award at the Chi State Convention banquet in the Los Angeles on May 4.

This award recognizes a man or woman who makes an outstanding contribution in any public service arena as a volunteer or professional in business, industry or government. Bridget Ready, who founded local nonprofit Jack’s Helping Hand along with her husband Paul in 2004, has demonstrated outstanding public service by working to meet the unmet needs of the special children of the Central Coast who face daily challenges.

Jack’s Helping Hand, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization, was created in honor of the Readys’ youngest son Jack, who passed away in 2004 at just 3 years old. Since it was founded, Jack’s Helping Hand has established and provided community programs that enable and empower local families, professionals and the broader community to meet the unique unmet physical, mental and medical needs of special children and adults who have not attained the age of 21.

The organization relies solely on donations and sponsorships to assist special children in need. To donate or for more information, please call (805) 547-1914, e-mail jhh@jackshelpinghand.org, or visit the website here.