Kaylee Marie Radzyminski
My goal is to gather CD's, DVD's, and books on CD and get them to the men and women serving our country all around the world. Make a pledge and get listed.
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1 million Tunes 4 the Troops - CNN Hero 2008
Part of being a hero is the ability to identify the need. One day Kaylee Marie Radzyminski, age 14, came home and told her mother that she met some troops and they mentioned in addition to missing their families, they missed the entertainment they had back home. What is a teenage girl supposed to do? Well, she gathered her Ricky Martin, Justin Timberlake and Britney Speers CDs and asked her mom if she could mail them off to the troops. It may have not been the right music selection for the troops but it was the right idea.
What started out as a home project, for Kaylee Marie, grew to a community support action reaching out to friends, classmates and community members for donated discs of all kinds. She made disc donations easy by placing collection boxes at football games, churches, neighborhood events, and community centers. It is now a nationwide project with 200 satellite offices called Tunes 4 the Troops. They will target 1 million CDs by April 2011.
Radzminski became a CNN Hero in 2008, and received the Jefferson Award, often called the "Nobel Prize of public service." She is currently a student at Tennessee Tech University.
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