Meet Parker

June 25, 2015

This morning’s post comes to us from one of the CARE for AIDS summer interns, Parker Millican: 

My name is Parker Millican and I am one of the interns at CARE for AIDS this summer. I am a 19 year old, upcoming sophomore at Samford University. I am currently undeclared in my major but have declared a non-profit business management minor.

I have known of CARE for AIDS since its beginning and have been family friends with the Millers since I was little. I have been to Kenya on 5 different trips, 3 through my high school, 1 on my own, and 1 with Care for Aids. Kenya holds a very large and special part of my heart and I look forward to trips planned for the future.

I am developing and co-running an organization called Unite for Uniforms that works to help educate the children in Machakos, Kenya by providing uniforms to the children that cannot afford them. We have currently provided 697 children with uniforms so that they can either start or continue their education.

I enjoy to sail with my family in gulf shores, and play guitar and bass for our praise team at church. I have spent the past three summers working with an Atlanta design firm called Orange Sparkle Ball. I enjoy designing and finding creative solutions to complicated problems. I love to read, especially novels. I enjoy visual arts, and love to paint and draw. I like music and discovering new artists. I listen to mostly alternative rock and some folk, but love almost all genres.

I look forward to the opportunity of working with CARE for AIDS this summer to serve and learn. I’ve been able to see CFA from the perspective of a donor and on the field in Kenya, so the ability to work with the U.S. side is exciting. I hope to gain a new insight on what it takes to run a non-profit and serve people. I think that CARE for AIDS does an amazing job of loving and impacting Kenya and I am glad that I can be a small part of it this summer.