President Obama and Young Americans

A Hug Around the World

Every day, I am thankful for the many resources available to me as an American. We enjoy clean air and clean water, access to quality education, a free market economy and some of the best healthcare in the world. But what may be our greatest resource is our basic American value of compassion and generosity to those in need.

Kendall Ciesemier

Kendall Ciesemier. (Photo from HelloGiggles)

In this week’s edition of “Women Working to Do Good”, HelloGiggles spotlights Kendall Ciesemier, a student at Georgetown University who founded an international aid organization that has raised nearly $1,000,000 for underprivileged kids in Africa. The author writes,

In the summer of 2010, Kendall went on her first trip to Africa with her family. She describes being able to see the kids she helped face to face as an “amazing experience.” She explained that it got tough raising money for five years without seeing the full impact of what she has done but “being able to hug the kids” in Africa was “all I needed.”

Even when faced with challenges of her own, Kendall has made an incredible impact. She's an inspiration and a brilliant example of a woman working to do good.  

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 Ronnie Cho is an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.

 

 

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