Informal E-Interview with Greg Jones of Children International
1. Please tell us a little about yourself. Name, age, where you are from originally, interests, etc.
My name is Greg Jones. I am 37 years old. I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. My interests are cooking and watching pro football – BIG Kansas City Chiefs fan!
2. How long have you been with CI and what things do you do for them?
I have been with CI for 9 years. I started out as Sponsor Services Phone Representative, then answered CI emails from Children@Children.Org, then answered written correspondence, then join the Sponsor Services Leadership team, and I am currently answering written correspondence.
3. How did you become involved with Aura’s House? How do you work with AH?
I became involved with Aura’s House because one of my duties as part of the leadership team was to handle special promotions. Although I am no longer a part of the leadership team, I continue to work with Aura’s House. My work involves tracking and reporting all donations given to the Aura’s House projects. Once we receive the donations, I make sure each donor receives an acknowledgment of their kind donation.
4. Do you sponsor any children or travel to some of the countries that CI works in?
I have visited our project office in Quito, Ecuador in 2003 and our project office in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2004. Although I knew how our program worked, I was amazed at the staff, volunteers and the children. It was also shocking to see the poverty in Quito up close. Before coming to CI, I could not have even imaged that I would see poverty like what I saw. It made me come back to Kansas City and work even harder to get family and friends to sponsor children in all of our areas.
5. What do you like the best about your job? What would you say your proudest moment/ biggest accomplishment at CI has been?
I love every part of my job. Knowing that I work with a group of people (family) that arrive every day to help children in need overcome poverty. Working with Aura’s House is a rewarding part of my job. I remember the first day the site went live and every single project since then.
6. Has your job been made more difficult by the bad economy?
Not at all. I think people see that others are having a difficult time and want to help out their fellow man, woman, or child.
7. Any closing thoughts/remarks you might have?
I just want to say that it is an honor to assist with Aura’s House. I hope to continue assisting Aura’s House to help needy families for years to come.