Keely Brower wants every child in the world to know they are loved.

As Atlantic Regional Manager for Operation Christmas Child, Brower has spent the last four years giving gifts to children in need all around the world.

“Whether it is a child across the street or across the planet, they all crave that human connection. Someone to tell them ‘Hey I love you and I care about you,’” Brower says.

“My purpose on this earth is to advocate for love. I want to help foster love to youth who have felt ignored or have been through difficult situations. I believe it can change the world.”

More locally, Brower works as a youth leader for Living Springs Christian Fellowship. There, she hopes to connect with young adults and inspire them to show love, kindness, gentleness and patience.

“Keely is an amazing advocate and volunteer for so many organizations. She tirelessly gathers volunteers to pack shoeboxes through the holidays,” Nominator Brie Robertson says.

“On top of that, she is an ultra-volunteer – always lending a hand to any organization that needs it. Whether it is stepping up to run her son’s Scouts troop or volunteering on her kid’s school council committees – she is always on the go and truly has a passion for helping people.”