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Interview With Shauna Fleming

  • Broadcast in Spirituality
Marie Levit

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In 2004 as a freshman in high school, Shauna Fleming started a small community service project to collect thank you letters for the military. She called the project "A Million Thanks", as the goal was to try to collect and distribute one million letters of appreciation to U.S. service members around the world. What started small soon snowballed into a national campaign as Fleming spread the word through media interviews and speaking engagements. WIthin six months of starting the campaign, Fleming and her high school had indeed collected one million letters. She and her family were invited to the Oval Office by President George W. Bush to present him with the one millionth letter on behalf of grateful Americans. Fleming decided to extend her campaign indefinitely. Today, she is still collecting letters and has received over five million. She has received support from government officials, celebrities, Nascar teams, and even partnered with General Motors to help collect letters.