2021 Youth Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 Youth Philanthropy Contest Winners!

First Responder Sensory Kits: Katie Hogancamp, Ariana Hilkeman, Erin Hilkeman, Noah Risor, Tristan Beck, Makenna Love, and Phoebe Kleensang – Sensory Kits will be created for and distributed to first responders to use with adults and children with sensory and other special needs during crisis situations.

‘Folks Filling ‘Forks: Sacred Heart Sophomore Discipleship Group – Two food pantry cupboards will be built and installed in Norfolk to help battle food insecurity and encourage a culture of caring.

Ta-Ha-Zouka Cleanup Day: Cole McGregor – A cleanup day will be organized for Ta-Ha-Zouka park to remove trash and make the park more enjoyable for the community.

    • Positivity in Pierce: Eleanor Bauermeister, Joslynn Kraft, and Emelyn Unseld – 150 community members will be encouraged to complete 150 acts of kindness each in celebration of Pierce’s 150th Anniversary.
    • Hadar Park Improvement Plan: Kairi Burhoop, Greenleigh Flesner, Jamee Burhoop, Carl Vogt, Ann Reeker, and Ian Tarr – These students from Immanuel Lutheran School will be making improvements to Hadar Park to benefit the whole community.
    • March On, Veterans!: Callum Skiff – Veterans at the Norfolk Veteran’s Home who are in need of good shoes will be provided with the shoes they need.
    • Community Food Pantry: The Zone Afterschool Program – A community food pantry will be created for the public to support families in the Norfolk community that may not be able to afford groceries during this hard time.
    • Summer Blessings of JOI: Norfolk Panther JOI Club –  Fun and helpful summer items will be provided to the 135 students at Grant and Washington Elementary Schools who participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program.