Name: Jackson Gillum
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Position: Political Affairs Intern
Fundraising Goal: $500
How did you get interested in global issues?
I first became interested in global issues in high school due to my exposure to helping the homeless. This then expanded as I began to get more involved in other social justice issues through my classes and teachers.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I fully believe in the “golden rule” of treating others as you want to be treated, as that is the easiest way to make the world a better place. Every little thing helps, and I hope that I can do my part to be a force of good.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am an English and Political science major at Colgate University. My favorite sport is rowing, which I did for 5 years.
My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…
- $25: I will cook dinner for my family
- $50: I will do 5 hours of community service
- $100: I will make brown bag lunches to hand out to those who are hungry
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