Name: Charles Nettles
Location: Bixby, Oklahoma
Role: Writer

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
During Speech and Debate, I started keeping up with politics in the United States. Soon, I branched out to global issues, including poverty and human rights issues.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I’m volunteering to help the public understand the true extent of global poverty, and to help The Borgen Project pass more bills that support foreign aid.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I do standup comedy, read, draw and play piano.

My Compassion/Humility List
I will do the following for any friends and family who donate in my honor.

  1. $150: I will look after your house while you’re away
  2. $250: I will send you a video of me screaming at a lemon
  3. $500: I’ll apologize to the lemon

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