Katherine Withers

Katherine Withers

Department of Interior - Geological Survey

Cause Area


Beach bum, dog mom, traveler

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

A charitable cause that I am most passionate about is helping those in need. I know that sounds pretty broad and that's because it is. I love to help children, adults, and even animals! There's no shortage of where my help can be allocated to. From giving food to animals and people, giving clothes, donating to food pantries, and donating to children's hospitals, etc., I try to have a hand in everything to ensure I am helping everyone from different needs and backgrounds.

I am passionate about charity and getting involved with the community because of one very special person in my life: my grandmother. Although she may be gone now, she will forever live on in my heart. Growing up, my grandma would give to those in need. Countless of times I would see her take families in need under her wing. She would buy them Christmas gifts for the children so they would have something to open up on Christmas Day. Sometimes she would buy the family groceries so they could make a Thanksgiving meal and enjoy Thanksgiving. When the school year came back around in the Fall, she would go out and purchase school supplies and sometimes even new clothes to give the family for the children. She would also have myself and my younger brother go through our clothes at the end of each year, and we would bag them up and give them to those who needed them.

This is why I am passionate about giving back to the community because from a very early age, I realized that my grandma was a very selfless person. I recognized that and she was who I wanted to be when I grew up. So I started taking part in the community and giving to those in need, because I wanted to be just as selfless and kind as she was.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I give to CFC because I know that I am making a difference in at least one person or animal's life. It might not seem like much to those of us who are fortunate, but to those who are less fortunate it means the world to them. Knowing that warms my heart and motivates me to do more.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Contributions through CFC help my cause in a variety of ways. I think that is very neat that CFC has a different theme each week. Throughout the year, CFC covers a lot of charitable causes for everyone. This ensures that no one is left out. Knowing that a everyone gets included is what makes me happy. Again, I like to help everyone from humans to animals, so it's nice to see that CFC covers all of those causes. Contributions also help not only CFC, but those in need. Donating to charities is a kind and selfless thing to do.