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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 years of age and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Zoe. Zoe created “Boxes to Feed the Bellies” service project which organized teen volunteers to collect and sort donated food items to pack into boxes  for families in need.

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient Kayla. Kayla’s Gold Star project updated the children’s room at House of Ruth.

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 years of age and under working to better their communities. Read about the community garden created by microgrant recipients Lauren and Grace.

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Lucia who created “Backpack Buddies.” Backpack Buddies provides backpacks filled with school supplies for students throughout Central Virginia.

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Shreya who created “Step Up 2 Check Up”. This project donated automatic blood pressure machines to the schools in India so students have an opportunity to get their blood pressures checked annually. 

1. What inspired to start this project?

I have been a part of Girl Scouts for over a decade….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Dillon. Dillon distributed backpacks and school supplies in conjunctions with our community’s “Meals of Love” program

1. What inspired to start this project?

I love giving back to my community and the school I attend hooked me up with the Meals of Love program who needed help with providing kids with school supplies….

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…Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Sabrina. Sabrina founded “Artful Start”, which provides art program to children who have special needs.

1. What inspired you to start “Artful Start”?
I was inspired to found Artful Start after volunteering at Camp CAMP, a sleep-away camp for children with special needs. At CAMP, I learned about the many problems that people with special needs face in society.

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Grace, an 11-year-old who organized the sewing of curtains for the new transitional housing at the YWCA in her community.

1. What inspired to start this project?

I was really interested in sewing because of sewing camps at Wheeling Country Day School and my mom was on the board at YWCA….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Kaitlyn, a 14-year-old who created healthy treats for dogs at the Paws and Think Shelter.  The treats will be used during the Youth Canine Program, where students who are struggling academically and behaviorally in school learn to train dogs.

1. What inspired you to start “Treats for Training?”

At school, I got to choose which elective class I wanted to take, and I thought learning how to write a grant would be a useful skill….

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…Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Devin. Devin started the Pleasantville Community Garden in 2014. Using land at St. John’s Episcopal Church and the help of close to 100 volunteers, they grew 500 pounds of fresh produce for local food pantries in their first year.  

1. What inspired you to create the Pleasantville Community Garden?
When I was 11 years old I was doing research when I found that 1 in 5 people in Westchester County are affected by hunger.