Danielle Hill is competing in the Miss Kansas pageant coming up June 6-8 in Pratt, representing the Kansas City area as "Miss Wooded Hills," and pursuing her yearlong platform "Cultivating Healthy Lifestyles."
As part of her effort, she has created a charity, "Kernels for Kids," to help promote agriculture and her bid for a spot on the Miss America stage and to support the Miss America platform for the Children's Miracle Network.
"Kernels for Kids is a way for our nations' and the state of Kansas crop producers to make a difference in their communities for families that are in need," Danielle said.
Charity collects grain for Children's Miracle Network
Kernels for Kids is a charity that collects bushels of grain from grain elevators across the state of Kansas. The grain is then sold and the proceeds are donated to the Children's Miracle Network. All donations raised by Kernels for Kids directly benefit KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, and St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.
Farmers can contribute to Kernels for Kids by donating bushels of grain at their local elevator. On the 15th of every month Danielle sells all the donated grain at market value. The money earned from the grain is then directly given to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in Kansas. Danielle says Kernels for Kids is an easy way for farmers to make a difference and help support children in need.
After visiting one of the Children's Miracle Network hospitals that receives the benefits of Kernels for Kids, Danielle's desire to earn more support has increased.