Corinne Hindes, 15, of Walnut Creek, has been named a 2015 honoree by the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for her plan to collect ski apparel abandoned at local ski resorts and redistributing the cold weather gear to the homeless.
A skier/racer herself, Corinne founded the non-profit group Warm Winters to collect jackets, gloves, and hats from the unclaimed lost-and-found at ski resorts and distribute them to people in need.
So far, the group has collected 10,000 items of warm clothing and delivered them to 6,500 homeless community members. She has created a formal partnership with the National Ski Areas Association and her group is currently working with 17 ski resorts in eight states.
The Barron Prize honors public-spirited young people who have made a significant positive difference to people and the planet.