Name: Chelsea Hartnett
Location: Monmouth Oregon
Position: PR/Marketing Intern

Fundraising Goal: $1,000

How did you get interested in global issues?
Global poverty is something we all know about, but feels so far away from home. I have been a person who did not look beyond my current situation; however, once I discovered The Borgen Project and learned more, I could no longer turn a blind eye to the truth of the daily hardships the world’s poorest face every day. Where someone is born is merely chance and out of their control. Once my eyes were opened to the harsh realities, I felt a strong pull of moral obligation to do my part.

After seeing this video, I was so excited to be a part of the cause!

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I am fortunate enough to live comfortably, I have all the necessities I need to survive. That is why I thought it was time to look beyond myself, especially when I have the resources and the time to help others. If there is an opportunity or chance for me to make even the smallest difference, I want to. I would never wish upon any innocent individual the odds of survival stacked against them everyday as they live off less than $1.25 a day.

Any interesting tidbits to share?

  • Senior in College at Western Oregon University studying marketing
  • Former College soccer player
  • Live in a family of five with an older brother and twin sister.

My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…

  1. If we can raise $1,000 dollars, I will run a half marathon in honor of The Borgen Project.


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“Having made tremendous strides on behalf of impoverished families throughout the world, I applaud The Borgen Project for its tireless commitment to ending global poverty. Through strategic advocacy and public education, you are helping to shape U.S. policy for the betterment of mankind.”

– Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)



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