$595 raised • 6 campaigns
Chris is a Givebutter Changemaker - an elite group of young movers and shakers around the world that inspire those around them to give back through the incredible work that they do for others. Learn more about Changemakers.
I strive to change the world with one act of kindness at a time and hope to touch the lives of others by being genuine, promoting courage, and living with enthusiasm. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and told by a leading expert that I had one of the nastiest cases of the illness the doctor’s ever seen. I realized the purpose for my pain is to help others who suffer in similar ways, and I've become a mental health advocate. I'm a Park Scholar at Ithaca College and engage in numerous service activities. I'm the founder of a charity organization that has raised thousands of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I'm a leader in the church, and my faith is the center of my identity. I try to be a champion of the homeless, especially through my ministry for the poor and powerless. I'm a dreamer and aspiring broadcast journalist.
What is the cause and/or organization that you are most passionate about?
Tell us more about your involvement with this cause or organization.
I've worked with the homeless for many years but recently got particularly engaged in Ithaca, New York (where I go to school) because of how tragic the epidemic is in this community. I lead a ministry focused on helping all the poor and powerless. I started volunteering at the Ithaca homeless shelter and that translated into significant more involvement throughout the town. I'm currently doing a Givebutter campaign to raise money for the underfunded homeless shelter along with supplies for the 50 plus people living outside as winter approaches. These efforts will save lives, and there's tragically already been over 20 homeless deaths this year alone in Ithaca.
Tell us about yourself.
I'm a joyful guy who loves Givebutter and uses it as the best vehicle to fundraise for my many projects. Some of my passions include skiing (downhill & cross country), surfing, storytelling, writing, traveling, going on adventures, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Who in your life most inspires you and why?
Jesus Christ because of the perfect way He loves.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Being named a Coca-Cola National Scholar.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
If you don't ask, you don't get!
Describe yourself in three words.
Passionate, faithful, dreamer.