Name: Kimberly Debnam
Location: Kent/Columbus, Ohio
Fundraising Goal: $600
How did you get interested in global issues? I took a class trip to the Dominican Republic to assist in the water crisis they were and are still experiencing. It sounds cliché, but to be present in that community and hold genuine conversations with the people who had been impacted the most, really resonated with me.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor? When I was younger, I always enjoyed reading, and as I got older, I became curious about writing. At this point, I am interested in challenging myself to write, not to entertain, but to inform. I believe that understanding the crisis of poverty is lacking because it is a topic that we have all heard before, but it is often paired with a negative connotation so many people ended up giving up in believing that it could be changed. I want to be a writer that makes people see that change is happening in places that we know as well as across oceans.
Any interesting tidbits to share? I love traveling, and I am always ready for an epic road trip. I am learning to be at least conversational in Korean, due to my favorite music group right now which is Monsta X. I love anything that lets me be creative like drawing, and singing, and I am currently teaching myself how to dance, which is a fun journey in itself. My dream job would be anything that allowed me to live in different countries for at least a year, regardless of language and location.
My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…
- For $25, I will create a custom playlist of 30 songs (describes your personality, find new music, gym motivation etc.)
- For $50, I will color my hair any color of your choosing
- For $75, I will paint a one of a kind 24in. x 30in. picture with your choice of quote
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