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Melissa is a graphic designer who works for Santa Clara Weekly.

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What about life inspires you?

People doing extraordinary things for others. From small gestures to large expenditures, it's seeing other people do something to better the world that inspires me.

Why did you choose to volunteer with GiveLight Foundation?

I started volunteering with GiveLight completely by chance. I wasn't looking for a place to volunteer, but when the opportunity arose and I learned about how many orphans the organization helps, I was compelled to volunteer. The love Dian and her team has for the kids and the organization's mission shines through. GiveLight chose me and I couldn't be happier.

How do you help make a difference by doing what you do here?

By volunteering on the design team, GiveLight is able to take the money that it would have spent on a freelance designer and put it directly toward orphan care.