RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) –The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive has paired 12 local media personalities with foster youth artists to create “Denim Dream Jackets” that will be auctioned off to benefit abused and neglected children in Washoe County.
Lourdes Nieves started in foster care when she was 9-years-old. Nieves is helping design a jacket with KRNV News 4's Alyx Sacks.
Nieves wants other foster children, like herself, to know there are people out there who want to support them.
"There's always people out there; it's just a matter of getting up and looking," Nieves says.
All of the proceeds from each jacket will be used to purchase new jeans, socks, and underwear for children in protective custody and foster care.
Nieves, 19, says she's honored to be a part of the project.
"I thought it would be a really good way to give back to the denim drive, actually the whole community, because they've done so much for me and numerous other foster children," Nieves says.The jackets will be auctioned off on the Reno Rodeo Foundation’s charity eBay account the week of December 8th, ending on December 16th.
To take a look at the jackets starting in December and to learn more about the project, click here.