Name: McKenna Holtz
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
Since I was young, I have been interested in learning about the world around me and more specifically global politics. Watching the news nightly with my family introduced me to the world and the issues that others face on a daily basis. There is such a large world outside the United States, and we can learn so much from other people and countries.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
As a Political Science major, I have learned in several classes about the global poverty crisis and the amount of people who live below the poverty line. It is important to remember that the world is far bigger than our individual bubbles, and we need to do more to help those in need. Phone calls, letters, emails, and money from just a few individuals can go a long way to influence members of Congress to support actions that fight for global poverty relief.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on Earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We’re the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

It can take as little as half a dozen phone calls to persuade a Senator or Representative to cosponsor a bill.

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

  1. I will give a social media shout out to anyone who donates to The Borgen Project in my honor.
  2. I will clean houses for anyone that donates $50 or more to The Borgen Project.
  3. I will babysit for $10 donations to The Borgen Project per hour.


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