This Story of Service comes from Alli Sharp, CEO & Board President of We Heart All. We Heart All is a Washington state-based nonprofit that partners with communities, groups, and organizations to create healthy, stable, and safe environments for vulnerable children and families around the world.

Multiplying Good (MG): What is your "story of service"? How has it made a difference in your life?

"I founded an organization called We Heart All, to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children in underserved communities around the world. Whether it was opening a safehouse and welcoming children into their new home, providing funds to help with education and nutrition, or implementing programs to prevent exploitation, every action was a stepping stone towards a better future for these children.

I’ve witnessed children who were once silenced by fear and despair find their voices and unleash their potential, which filled my heart with indescribable joy. This experience became an integral part of my identity. The challenges I encountered along the way serve as constant reminders of the urgency and importance of my work.

The story of my service is ongoing, as I continue to fight for the rights and well-being of vulnerable children. I am grateful for the privilege of serving, for it has given my life a purpose beyond measure."

MG: Why do you choose to give back to others? Why is service a part of your life?

"I have felt unwanted, small, and without a voice. I have seen the terrible things that happen to children. Once you see that and experience that, there is no going back. It's not something I can ignore. I serve because helping others is the true purpose of life."