During her freshman year, NOMINEE read a story of a foster child being denied the comfort of a warm blanket and became determined to have all 800 students at her school make a fleece blanket for foster children by Christmas. NOMINEE began fund-raising with service clubs, then turned to local and national companies for more support. She taught blanket-making to her school's football team, Girl Scouts, service clubs, and senior groups. Her initial goal attained, NOMINEE reached sustainability by creating Legacy Blanket Kits with tools and materials to be replenished by each blanket-maker and passed on. NOMINEE'S project has now touched the lives of 10,000 foster children and countless volunteers. She's raised $80K+ and introduced the project in six states. Next May, NOMINEE will lead 20,000 Girl Scouts from all over the world in making blankets so they can introduce the project back home.