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March 20, 2022

Friday night, Lily received The Daughter’s of the American Revolution Mary Desha Medal for Youth Award for her work with Lily’s Toy Box. We are so proud of what she has accomplished.

There are so many people to thank for this prestigious honor. Thank you to the DAR Tejas Chapter, NSDAR - Houston, TXTejas Chapter for the nomination. Thank you to Jamie Durham Burchfield , Founders Medal Chair, for the wonderful introduction and making Lily feel comfortable in front of 900 people. Shannon Cranson and Geni Holmes, thank you for being great hostesses and answering one million questions.

Thank you to Marisa Rodriguez, Gina Toci Keith and Vicki Mathieu Lullo for taking the time to send in recommendation letters.

Lily said in her speech “this award has given me the drive to help more families.” We can’t wait to see what is to come for Lily and Lily’s Toy Box.


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