52 Lives founder, Jaime Thurston, received a Points of Lights award from Number 10 this week.
The Prime Minister's Points of Light award recognises outstanding individuals - people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “52 Lives has touched many more lives than just those of the people it helps each week. Jaime has given people around the world the chance to help others who are less fortunate. Household items many of us take for granted and small donations when they are put together really can change a life. Jaime really is a Point of Light in the lives of all those she helps and for everyone who reads the inspiring stories of basic human kindness she creates. I’m delighted to be able to recognise her service to others by making her the UK’s 300th Point of Light.”