Mac Bouldin was interviewed by Mary Grace Bouldin on the subject of giving and why he gives. This is the first of many interviews this month that is focused purely on the subject of giving and what that word means to different people. We hope you enjoy these interviews and challenge you to also reflect on why you give!
Q: What is your name?
A: My name is Mac Bouldin
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I am a freshman at The University of the South Sewanee.
Q: Do you consider yourself to be a giving person?
A: I do a bit of giving, yes.
Q: What are some things that you give?
A: I like give my time to help people. I try to give some good advice. I’ll give a little extra food or a dollar or two- when I come by it, haha- if someone needs it. But, yeah, mostly time and attention.
Q: Who do you give to?
A: I like to give these things to my friends or to strangers that I want to make friends with.
Q: Tell me why you give to these people.
A: Well, I think that making relationships with people is really important, and the more relationships that you can build and maintain, the better. And people care when they see that you care. When they see that you will give up your time and attention to them for their benefit, you have just created a relationship that you can now enjoy and that may be, you’ll hope, can be enjoyed by someone else. And who knows what can come of that- all because you were able to spare a moment or share a bag of chips, haha.
Q: I notice you choose to give things other than gifts, per say, or materials. Can you tell me why you do that?
A: Hm. Well, even though, as far as material things, I run pretty slim as a college student, anyone can truly give money or gifts down to their last penny if they so choose. But I think that giving a caring thought or piece of advice, or sharing an experience can make just as much of an impact.
S.A.V.E. thanks Mac Bouldin for his time to interview about giving. We hope you join the giving and follow us in our #GivingTuesday campaign. Check back with us for more blog posts and interviews by the Operations Board through the month of November- and remember to keep up with our #WheresThePotty movement and learn more about the need for latrines in Boukeron, Haiti. Thank you!