Christopher Pair’s Story
There are parts of America that still suffer from hunger although this fact is not well known, or maybe it is just ignored. However, the sad reality is that there truly is hunger and there is a group of people who eat without knowing where their next meal would come from or what it would be. One of the people who has lived through this is Christopher Pair. Because he encountered the circumstance firsthand, it formed him and has had a large influence on the kind of person that he is to this day. Christopher was a grandson to a Mexican immigrant and a son to a sharecropper. This means that he came from very humble beginnings. His dad had dreams of a better future, and in an attempt to get it for his family, he decided to serve in the army. He was in the military for quite a long while, and after leaving the administration, he returned home to accommodate the family as a gardener. For most of his life growing up, Christopher’s home had little food or none at all at times. Whenever they had it, its nutritious value was very low.
Since the income was not enough to feed the family, they had to search for other ways to get money so they could afford food comfortably. One bright idea they had was recycling. They would go around collecting soda cans which they sold to get some money. They then used the money to buy food for the family. The uncertainty that came with not knowing what they will eat made Christopher wish for a better future and the only way to make that possible was to go to school and get some education. After he was done with his studies, he remembered his roots and what he went through growing up. He wanted to give those people in the same situation hope and an opportunity to live better lives with access to good food. This drove him to the direct selling industry where he can advance change from his situation as the president of operations at Plexus Worldwide that is a direct selling organization. He advanced this change by deciding to address an issue that he confronted and that a great many families continue to have in America.
The circumstances that Christopher grew up in could have held him back, but he did his utmost best to overcome them, and he continues helping those in the same situation to live a better life. What pulled in him to Plexus was how the organization was determined to help other people, and he perceived a device with which to make the change he wanted. Plexus made a partnership with Feeding America which is an initiative to get rid of hunger in America. It gave them the necessary tools that they needed to change the world one meal at a time. A famous quote by him is “life is about more than what I need for myself, when we give, we find greater purpose and fulfillment”.