Meet Gerald Givens

“I’m an African-American/Black male, that’s only 5 generations removed from slavery. Also, I’m the first in my family to be born with full constitutional freedoms and rights.” Gerald Givens (He/Him/His) contributed the following story.

Service Leadership

One of the things I loved about my grandparents is they were volunteers. Over the years, I’ve followed their examples of contributing to the community. Seeing the results from the impact we have inspires me everyday to continue to serve. I tell people who are thinking about serving others that’s it’s an excellent way to grow as a leader and member of the community. “

There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” I believe we are stronger as we work, live and play in our community.

Solidarity Through Service

Solidarity Through Service is an impact campaign designed to bring people together across faiths and cultures through volunteer service. The campaign is in partnership with International Focus in recognition of “International Human Solidarity Day” declared by the United Nations General Assembly as December 20th.

Activate Good believes that acts of service are a vehicle for increasing empathy and understanding for people across differences. When we serve together, we are all helpers, united in solidarity by purpose – despite any differences in race, nationality, faith, or other factors.