Name: Kate McKinney
Location: Saint Augustine, Florida
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I have always thought it’s important to make an impact in someone’s life that isn’t your own on a daily basis – I started getting interested in fundraising for a greater cause when Hurricane Katrina hit, and my middle school began a fundraising campaign titled “Cokes for Quakes,” where students/faculty could buy sodas, and all the profits would go to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
We cannot ignore the problems that we cannot see directly. Bringing attention to the suffering problems in third world countries is very important, and I am excited to start doing my part. People are people, and deserve the most basic of rights and necessities.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am an active member in my college’s choir, and I have been a part in choir since I was 8-years-old. I love singing chorally and in a solo style. I also love doing yoga and heavy lifting sessions at the gym.  

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

  1. Sing a song per your request at $50 or more.
  2. Bake cookies and other baked goods for $5 or more.
  3. Create a thank you video personally thanking the donor via email


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