2009 Kids Who Care Winners

Jordan Schwartz is a sophomore at The Atlanta Girls School. Jordan has been volunteering since she was 10 and founded the Children's Bilingual Theater. She launched the theater even after being diagnosed with Turner Syndrome in 2005. The theater has had productions to more than four thousand audiences. Jordan continues to work as producer, fundraiser, publicist, actress and the list goes on. She has also been selected to the Governor's Council on Developmental disabilities.

Anna Glynn McIntyre is a senior at Cherokee High School and delivers lunches to at-risk children in Cherokee County and works on Habitat For Humanity houses for Native Americans in Minnesota. Anna's passion is rescuing plants from developments. She transplants the flowers and plants that may otherwise be destroyed, to her home property. With an 100 percent success rate, Anna has taken the rescued plants and made an outdoor classroom at R.M. Moore Elementary School in Waleska for children to learn about native Georgia plants.

Mackenzie Bearup is a sophomore at Laurel Springs School. Mackenzie has reached out to the children at Murphy Harbst, a residential treatment center for some of the states most abused children, all while living with her own disability. Mackenzie collected more than ten thousand books and over a thousand children's videos, stuffed animals, games and puzzles, all for the center's library. She continues to collect books and open reading rooms in over 15 homeless and domestic violence shelters in Atlanta.

Max LaVictoire is a junior at The Westminster Schools. Max started his foundation Big Dreams when he was in second grade when he found out his sister had been diagnosed with Leukemia. Through the foundation he has started the Big Dreams Junior Charity Golf Tournament every summer. The tournament has raised over one hundred thousand dollars for Big Dreams and childhood cancer. Max will be taking the Philanthrophy 101 class at Westminster this summer to learn more about the workings of the non-profit world.

Jonathan Gleason is a senior at Marist School. He has devoted so much of his time to Kidsave International, an organization that helps find permanent homes and families for older orphaned and abandoned children here in the United States. Jonathan raised over 85,000 dollars and served as translator and mentor for many of the children. He also volunteers as a baseball buddy to physically and mentally handicapped children.


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