San Diego 2010 Dakotah Flowers
By encouraging recycling in her home, Dakotah was able to fund her vision of using recyclable materials to create dolls that hold messages from children affected by AIDS living in HOKISA (Home for Kids in South Africa). These "Messenger Dolls" have been auctioned and sold at fundraising events. Proceeds directly benefit the orphaned children of HOKISA. Dakotah has recruited friends to help create the dolls and is expanding her collection of bottles, cans and other revenue-producing recyclables so she can use her creativity to create new items to sell to benefit local causes. Dakotah will donate her prize to the Chula Vista Nature Center.