Everson, who serves as Facebook’s Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, has long been involved in various animal and pet causes, as well as supporting her local hospital trying to prevent premature infant deliveries. But in August, after visiting Kenya, she was inspired to get involved with Free the Children in Kenya. Free the Children also works in India, China, Ecuador, Sierra Leone and Haiti. The founder, Craig Kielburger instills in his volunteers the idea that community service needs to be an important part in everyone’s lives. While in Kenya, Everson and her family helped Free the Children build a school.
“It was quite an extraordinary experience as a family, and I’m very hopeful that experience is the start of many future opportunities where, together as a family, we can give back.”
The people in Kenya, Everson added, “they have nothing, but they have everything,” meaning they have few material items but are so willing to open their homes and their hearts to others. “You come back and you really start to question our society and all the things we are all consumed with from a material standpoint,” Everson added. “I learned more from the people in the villages of Kenya than I’ve probably learned from anyone in my life to date.”
About Carolyn Everson: Carolyn Everson is the Vice President of Global Advertising Sales at Facebook, where she leads the global advertising team focused on top strategic accounts and global agencies. In addition, she oversees media strategy, advertising sales, [...] View author profile.
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