If youthful exuberance and confidence were enough to accomplish goals, Andrew Wilkin would easily captain the Bigger Vision community shelter into a prosperous and successful future.
But Wilkin has never sought the easier way. As a self-described social entrepreneur, he brings a mature wisdom that belies his age of 26. He credits both his relationship with God as well as his wife Shey's willingness to shoulder the couple's financial burden with freeing him to develop his company, Homeless Help Card, Inc. (HHCard).
"It has been a team effort," Wilkin says of the company and of turning the help card into a free app providing discounts from local businesses and supporting more charities at the same time. Bigger Vision is one of six charities supported by the HHC app.
Now that same team spirit lights the way for Bigger Vision, where Wilkin first volunteered in 2010. He became a board member in 2012 and has influenced policy ever since. As director, he can focus his attention on innovative plans for raising the level of private funding to ensure the long-range vision for the shelter indeed remains bigger.