Many good deeds are never acknowledged, and Andrew Fong thinks that is a shame.
In an effort to promote good deeds, the Cambrian area dentist has launched a "Do a Good Deed Contest" for youths 18 and younger.
"We all know that negativity will not improve a situation, but complimenting or rewarding a job well done will actually prompt more of those good activities," Fong said in a press release.
To enter the contest, youths must submit a brief essay about a good deed they have done online atwww.dentistinsanjoseca.com.
The entry form is under the header "San Jose Dentist Helps the Community" and includes prompts to help those entering. It asks if the good deed was a one-time thing or is it something done on a regular basis.
It asks what you specifically did, why you did it, the results of your deed, who benefited from it and how.
Fong also asks what principle you base your actions on, whether it's advice from your parents or something you've read.
Fong is promising a new Kindle Fire tablet computer to the youth he decides has written the best essay.
The deadline for entries is May 15.
For more information, call Fong's office at 408.377.5833.