I am so excited for you to meet Justin today. Justin is a great guy that is (sometimes) the voice behind twitter. I go to him with all of my techy questions and he usually has an answer. I asked him a few questions about Champions for Kids and his love for his job so I could share here with you. He has a heart for change and is a fabulous Champion for Kids. I hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as I do.
What was has been your favorite moment with Champions for Kids so far when you knew you were making a difference?
My favorite moment was before my employment with CFK serving as a VISTA in AmeriCorps at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center. CFK gave a grant to the YRCC to fund our SummerFun4Kids program during the summers of 2008 and 2009. This grant allowed the YRCC to serve over 200 children with daily outings, and activities throughout the summer months, including meals and snacks. It was absolutely awesome to be able to experience the joy that came from the kids with what CFK provided the YRCC.
2. What is your favorite SIMPLE Service Project and how/why did it resonate with you personally?
I really enjoyed the #Spinbrush4Kids donation. CFK worked closely with the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter and Arkansas 4-H to create a partnership with Spinbrush that turned into an awesome experience. The service project really opened my eyes to the needs of the NWA Children’s Shelter and the incredible work they do throughout the state that is absolutely exceptional. I look forward to connecting with them more in the future and helping CFK work as a team to pave the way with SIMPLE Service ideas.
3. What is your favorite part of your job?
Knowing that our work contributes to a cause that helps kids obtain the resources they need to thrive!
Why is helping children important to you?
They are the future, and the opportunity to provide hope to that future where it may otherwise lack in need and resources is an extremely important task. It’s something that will continue to motivate me to do my best every day to see the change and know that they have a great world of resource and hope to inherit.