Miss Sawyer:  Kids with a Cause

By | October 5, 2021

[October 5, 2021]  Yesterday, I spoke with radio talk-show host Joe Griffies about this young girl, Miss Sawyer, 14 years old.  When her U.S. Marine brother was in Afghanistan, she sent him and a few of his buddies each Christmas stockings.  The response was so overwhelming; she turned the idea into something big.  Maybe you would say she is a hero to some.

Her name is Sawyer Hendrickson, and she is from Ludington, Michigan and is the founder of “Miss Sawyer’s Kids With a Cause,” a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to “making a difference in the lives of our veterans and active-duty military, one smile at a time.”1

Miss Sawyer’s mission is … she says the mission is simple:

Remember, Understand, and Never Forget that Our Freedom Isn’t Free!

Her accolades are legendary.  Remember, she is only 14 years old.  She is the youngest person in history to earn a Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award (at age 7), a Lifetime Volunteer Service Award for 4000+ hours volunteered (at age 11), and many more.  She has been recognized by three sitting Presidents, the U.S. military, and many veteran organizations.

In 2018, she shipped over 5,000 stockings for our troops and attended over 100 veteran-based events all over the United States.  She also visits VA hospitals, military bases, armed forces retirement homes, and cemeteries honoring those lost.  She gives speeches and presentations nationwide.  Well, I could go on, but my point is made.  Miss Sawyer gets things done.

Visit her website (link here) to learn more about her projects, awards, testimonials, see pictures and videos, and, importantly, see what she is doing.

For what she has done to help our troops and veterans, she deserves all the praise.  She is, indeed, a hero to many for her selfless work on behalf of those who are in harm’s way.

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  1. https://misssawyer.com/about-sawyer

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article every day on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

17 thoughts on “Miss Sawyer:  Kids with a Cause

  1. Cat A Miss

    It is good to know that there are kids out there that are not lost to the new Marxist CRT propaganda that is so persuasive in our terrible public school system. I hope this young lady grows up with an appreciation of what she has truly contributed. Remember that she will be compromised by America’s greatest haters. RESIST.

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  2. Valkerie

    I like what Miss Sawyer has done for our military and vets. 😊

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  3. Lynn Pitts

    Miss Sawyer, must be a great kid. But how do you handle all this publicity dumped on a kid that young age?

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    1. Cat A Miss

      Strong parents is the answer, of course, and a strong family structure. None of that is easy but it is the way to success.

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      1. McStompie

        The importance of the family and its ability to focus on what is important matters more than anything else we do (or in this case grow up in). Look at how blacks in America are in trouble with the law, have failing lives, are always the “victim” (using their words), and are generally not trusted. Why? Look at their failed family structure. Just being a realist here. Denying there is a serious problem here is also part of the problem.

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  4. Deplorable John

    Gen. Satterfield, you continue to bring new ideas to the fore and keep us informed on what is going on around us. Many examples of leadership. Well done!!!

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  5. Harold M. Smith II

    Wow, thanks for highlighting Miss Sawyer for us Gen. Satterfield, I had not idea. Never heard of her but that is to be expected. With the media focused on how horrible the USA is today, they would never ever let info out on someone doing good.

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    1. American Girl

      Right Harold. Lesson #1, never never never trust anyone in the media.

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    1. Rusty D

      Thanks Doug, this young lady is going places. I’m sure her parents are making sure that Miss Sawyer learns how to handle this fame and attention the best way that is healthy for her. That will be a challenge. Strong parents matter.

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      1. Georgie B.

        Yes, and that is why having both parents – mom and dad – are so important. We can dance around the topic all we want but many who look at healthy families see BOTH biological parents present as the number 1 determinant in a person’s lifetime achievements and happiness.

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