It takes a village to raise a child – but, sometimes, a child can inspire you to take care of a village. That’s what happened with Robin Scott, Northland Banking Center Manager with First Merchants Bank, when her daughter, Charnae, was just four years old.
“At four years old – she hadn’t even entered kindergarten – my daughter developed a passion for feeding the homeless,” Robin recalled. “She’d say, ‘I want to start a business to feed the homeless.’ And she wanted to give money to every person we passed.”
Her sincerity and passion inspired Robin to roll up her sleeves and get involved in volunteerism and advocacy in her community.
“I want to, as a parent, lead by example,” Robin said. “When your kid brings something like that to your attention and lays it in your lap – do you have a choice? If she’s telling me that these are things that she sees, that she thinks are important, that she wants to do – I didn’t know how I could say no and not get involved myself.”