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STCU's Hundred Dollar Project 1st & 2nd Place Winners

The Hundred Dollar Project, that encourages teens to "start a movement, launch an innovation, brighten a life, or change the world," gave 15 regional finalists $100 to make their idea a reality. Each team documented the process with a 2-minute video that was posted on the STCU Hundred Dollar Project website for community voting.

The first place team of Ashley Ridgely, Chance Hubbart, Brittney Greenland and Carolyn Carlyle (Making Change One Blanket at a Time) used their $100 to purchase fleece material at JoAnn Fabrics and make blankets for foster children at Hutton Settlement. To personalize each blanket the group inquired about the interests of the eight children they were making blankets for and did their best to have the blanket match the interests of the recipient. The $2,500 prize money was divided equally among the four group members.

The second place team of Preston Smith, Ella Wilkinson and Kim Wong (Kranes for Kids) folded $1 bills (100 of them) into paper cranes. They then sold each crane for $3. After selling all cranes they used the $300 to buy warm clothing, such as hooded sweatshirts, for foster children at Sally's House. The second place monetary award was $1,500 and each team member received $500.

Click here to view the winning Hundred Dollar Project documentaries.