Meet the kids who have been nominated to have their programs supported.
Devin Mueller Devin's passion for helping others was sparked in 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina. Shocked by the devastation, Devin decided to sell lemonade and donate the proceeds to the Red Cross. In just three days she raised $620. She was inspired and initiated a lifelong passion for helping others. The following year, she started her own fundraising initiative, Devin's Drive. With the help of her friends Devin organized various projects including her yearly Lemon-Aid Sale, which brings in generous donations from the community, matched by private and corporate sponsors. Find out more about Devin's Drive.
Shelby Philion Shelby saw a news article about girls donating their prom dresses for peers in need of a free dress. She was so captivated by this idea and decided to find a cause to get involved in. Shelby started a charitable organization within her elementary school known as "Kids Caring About Costumes." After Halloween, students are asked to donate a new or gently used Halloween costume. The following year, students in need of a costume will be invited to "Shop" for a free donated costume before Halloween. Find out more about Kids Caring About Costumes.
Cee Cee Creech Elephants Remember Joplin started when 8 year old Cee Cee and her mother heard a radio story about the tornadoes that hit Joplin MO and Cee Cee wanted to do something to help. They turned to something that she could do, knit elephants. With the support of friends and family, Cee Cee started a knit-a-thon and raised over $3000 for the Red Cross and other Joplin charities. Cee Cee continues to raise funds for various charities and believes in the motto, "Sometimes a little elephant can make a big difference." Find out more about Elephants Remember Joplin.