Columbus Gives Back will select a volunteer each month that displays excellence in community service. We will spotlight each individual and provide some information about them to applaud their giving spirit and a job well done! The volunteer will also receive a small prize from the organization.

Our volunteer of the month for May 2019 is … Okon Ekpenyong!

We asked Okon a few questions about his CGB experience:

1. How and when did you become involved with Columbus Gives Back?

Visited Columbus around January of 2016 and during my time here, I was looking for something to do to keep me busy. I hopped on Eventbrite and my first event I did was Monday, January 25, 2016 at Faith Mission Community Kitchen…and I was hooked on the organization after that.
2. What is your favorite CGB event?

Probably the Crystal Ball for the Arthritis Foundation. My family and I founded the Martha’s Isuaiko’s Foundation which is dedicated to our mother, and we help out those with arthritis issues back home in our mothers country. But the Arthritis Foundation here also educates me more on different stages and forms of arthritis.
3. Name something interesting about yourself…

I love visiting state parks. Nature excites me… it’s a moment to get away and appreciate what we have here on earth before we all kick the bucket lol

Thank you Okon for everything you do!