If you know someone who's been doing good work for their community in selfless silence, without publicity or sponsorship, then you might want to nominate them as an Unsung Hero.
First Caribbean Bank has launched its 2012 campaign to find those generous volunteers - who give freely of their time and resources to help others along.
The award programme started in 2003 and since then many exceptional Belizeans have been recognized regionally.
Now they are looking for the heroes of 2012 - and here's how you can get involved:
Rosanna Villanueva - Local Coordinator, Unsung Heroes Programme
"The CIBC, First Caribbean Unsung Heroes Programme is a - we consider it to be one of the most unique and useful community support initiatives in the Caribbean today. And the program seeks out those persons who are doing exceptional work within their communities but who have not been recognized as yet. So, we are looking for those persons in villages and towns who are doing genuine work to contribute towards society, and we are hoping that through the program, we can get them some well-deserved recognition, some funding, and to bring attention to the work that they're doing. Each year, we go to the public, and we ask for nominations. We are asking - every year we ask persons to look in their communities - their villages, their towns - for those persons who inspire them, really, who are doing exceptional work to make the community a better place for persons around them. They are probably well-known in their communities, but to the wider public, they are not known. So, that's what we are looking for. And we are asking people to take the time to fill out the nominations and send them in, so that these persons can get the recognition that they deserve. To be an unsung hero, the individual should be committed beyond the ordinary toward social improvement. The individual should be a Caribbean person who has either low or no media profile so far. They should have a cause that could benefit from the exposure, and of course, willing to participate in the bank's PR activities. I'm just asking everyone to take the time to fill out the nomination forms. They are available first on our website, www.cibcfcib.com, and you can actually complete it, and submit it electronically - online - if you wish. We will have the forms available in all our branches. We have forms going out in some of the major newspapers, and this year we started a new initiative, where we've partnered with some of the larger supermarkets across the country. So, they will have displays in the supermarkets along with the actual nomination forms."
The participating Supermarkets are Brodies on the Northern Highway and in Belmopan, K-Park Supermarket, Tony's Superstore in Independence and The People's Store in Orange Walk.
You can also find forms online at the CIBC First Caribbean Bank Website.