Guy is the founder of Jo's Jars, which are used to collect funds for Children's Miracle Network of Hospitals.
"I have been involved in fundraising for CMNH since 2008, when I founded Jo's Jars for CMNH," she wrote on her website. "The program began with a few plastic jars that I labeled with the familiar red and yellow CMNH balloon logo and placed in local businesses to collect donations. Today Jo's Jars is much more than a simple way collect donations. It has evolved to become a powerful vehicle for fundraising and special events. It also serves as a tangible symbol of the value and importance of grassroots fundraising.
"As Miss Maryland, I have raised a total of $12,000 to date for CMNH through a variety of Jo's Jars fundraising campaigns that leverage different partnerships. Project Bounce Back, a fun series of dance-based events, involved hundreds of people in my hometown community in Garrett County, Maryland. A Quilt Raffle enabled people throughout Maryland and beyond to support CMNH by buying tickets online and at festivals and civic club meetings. Visit the Bounce Back and Quilt Raffle pages to learn more. I also conducted fundraisers earlier in the year in cooperation with jewelry and cosmetics partners. Through these efforts, and with the help of many generous donors, I am proud to have exceeded my fundraising goal for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals."
Winners of the awards will be announced on Jan. 10. First-prize winner will be awarded a $6,000 scholarship, the first runner-up will receive a $4,000 scholarship and the second runner-up will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Guy represents Maryland at the 2013 Miss America Pageant. A new Miss American will be crowned on Jan. 12. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the ABC television network.
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