When I founded SOX IN A BOX at age 11, I only wanted to help needy people and honestly, I had no idea that our charity would blossom and flourish as quickly as it has in these six short years. While I can never express my thanks sufficiently to the most amazing and generous people on this planet who nominated me for the below listed awards (you know who you are!), I want to make it clear that I have accepted the awards to our foundation in the name of our team leaders, our regular teams of volunteers, and the several thousand part time volunteers, donors, and sponsors, who because of their unquenchable spirit, teamwork, hard work, sacrifice, and generosity have contributed to the passion and hope for which our charity, SOX IN A BOX, stands!

AWARDS

SAN DIEGO CHANNEL 10 NEWS LEADERSHIP AWARD, 2007
Recognition “for tremendous vision and tenacity by outstanding young person of our community”.

PRUDENTIAL COMMUNITY OF SPIRIT AWARD, 2007
Distinguished Bronze Finalist for California and U.S. for work on Sox In A Box.

VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD, 2007
Soroptimist Clubs of America, San Diego County, First Place Award Winner, California Southern Region winner.

CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION, 2007
For “exemplary volunteerism and service to community”.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION, 2007
For “extraordinary work and volunteerism”.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SUPERINTENDENT AWARD, 2007
For “significant contribution to school and community”.

PRESIDENT’S SERVICE VOLUNTEER GOLD, PLATINUM AWARDS, 2007
For “effort and hours that have contributed to success of Sox In A Box”.