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RyanWallick earns prestigious award

05/03/2016 01:01PM ● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw
Staff Writer

Eighteen year-old Landenberg resident Sierra RyanWallick was the recipient of a Jefferson Award at ceremonies held at the Hotel duPont in Wilmington on April 18. RyanWallick won in the category, "National or Global Service by Young Americans," for her work with AutumnLeaf Fundraisers, an organization that raises funds for Forgotten Cats, a cat and kitten program in Pennsylvania that traps, neuters, vaccinates and returns felines. To date, the foundation has provided this service for over 15,000 cats. 
RyanWallick formed AutumnLeaf Fundraisers when she was ten, and has devoted 5,400 hours to the cause, raising over $40,000 for Forgotten Cats, sending all proceeds from the sale of her handmade scarves, washcloths, cell phone cases, pocket purses, and shawls she knits and sells at local events, to Forgotten Cats.
Based in Delaware, the Jefferson Awards Foundation is committed to tapping into the incredible capacity and spirit of Americans. Its youth programs – Students In Action, LEAD360, and GlobeChangers – support, train and empower youth to be leaders and change makers.
RyanWallick was a national Jefferson Award finalist in 2014.

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