Each year during the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which is attended by 3,000 individuals from 24 countries, the HandsOn Network honors the outstanding work of an affiliate through the George W. Romney Award. The award is the pinnacle of excellence, presented to honor the collective success of an affiliate in making a meaningful difference through volunteering and service in their community and across the sector.

Good Deeds Day, initiated by businesswomen and philanthropist, Shari Arison, won the award due to exhibiting outstanding excellence in leveraging, engaging and managing local change makers, and illustrating how individuals are motivated to collectively create change to address community needs.