Name: Kara Skinner
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Role: Marketing Intern
Fundraising Goal: $500
How did you get interested in global issues?
When I was about nine, I saw a video of a young boy digging through a trash heap to find food, and that just stuck with me. I think it was the first time I was really aware of extreme poverty. The more I learned about the problems people living in extreme poverty face, the more I wanted to help.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Because I don’t think it’s right that anyone should live without basic human necessities. Also, if extreme poverty is eliminated, then other issues like overpopulation and terrorism will be reduced.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I like to knit. I used to be able to recite the pilot episode of Firefly by heart and say the alphabet backward. Once I was interviewed on NPR because I read 30 books in about three months. I used to ghostwrite dirty romance novels I want to live in Disney World and as I’m filling this out, I’m wearing a princess crown.
My Compassion/Humility List
I will do the following for any friends and family who donate in my honor.
- $25: Write a story (or fanfiction) featuring you as the hero (you can choose genre, what happens, etc.) and email it to you.
- $50: Knit you a scarf.
- $100: Send you a video of me lip syncing a song of your choice.
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