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Baltimore-based Karma for Cara Foundation is announcing expedited microgrant funds available for youth-led service projects in the Baltimore area. Karma for Cara was founded by 21-year-old Cara Becker and her family—Baltimore natives with deep roots in the city.

With the recent events in Baltimore, Karma for Cara wants to ensure that young people in the Baltimore area who are working on programs to help clean up and bring together the city will be given funding request responses within 48 hours….

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For Jody Berg, volunteering is more than an activity done once or twice a year. In fact, Berg has integrated volunteering into all facets of her life, including at Media Works, her digital marketing company.

Berg has long recognized the importance of giving back and feels fortunate she is in the position to help others, something she instills in her employees. At her agency, employees regularly get together for volunteer projects.

“I think it’s an amazing life lesson, as well as it gives us a chance outside of work to get to know each other in a different light,” she said….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our micro grant recipient Keontae, a 16 year old who started Because We Care. Because We Care provides personal hygiene kits to children taken into custody through the child welfare system in his community….

1. How did you become involved with Because We Care?

I started Because We Care, because I know how hurt I was when I was placed in foster care and didn’t have any of my clothes, toys or video games.

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our micro grant recipient Suzan, a 15 year old who volunteers with All Together.

1. How did you become involved with All Together?

I was actually lucky enough to watch the organization first start off and then grow into what it is now. Soobean Jo and Jane Yoon are both the founders of All Together and my role models;…

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient Maggy who created “Feed the Reader”, an after school program bringing families together to read and enjoy a hot meal.

?1. How did you become involved with Feed the Reader?

My close childhood friends and I attended neighborhood low-performing public schools since kindergarten. Due to our high test scores and outstanding academic performance, we? …

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient Braeden Mannering, a 10 year old who founded 3B: Brae’s Brown Bags.

1. How did you become involved with Brae’s Brown Bags?

I got involved with Brae’s Brown Bags after winning the 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The prize for being a winner was to attend the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House in July 2013 when I was 9 years old….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our micro grant recipient Taylor, a 15 year old who founded For the Love of Erika.

1. How did you become involved with For the Love of Erika?

I started For the Love of Erika in memory of my friend Erika who passed away from brain cancer when we were seven….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our micro grant recipient Jarod Heuer, a 15 year old who volunteers with Cause for Paws. 

1. How did you become involved with Cause for Paws?

I love animals so much that I called Nancy Moore (president of Cause for Paws) and see if she needed any help, and she said yes….

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Dear Friends,

2014 was an important year for K4C. We honored Cara’s memory with our initiatives to ease suffering, educate and inspire kids and young adults on the importance of service to others and recognize unsung heroes in service.

We are sending you this year-end update to keep you informed of our progress and to thank you for your support of our efforts to make a difference.

We printed and began distributing “Cara Cookie Volunteers” to schools and libraries across the country free of charge….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by kids 18 and under to help their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient Casey Sokolovic who works with Love a Sea Turtle. We provided a microgrant to help fund a Family Volunteer Day.

1. How did you become involved with Love a Sea Turtle?

A third grade field trip to a sea turtle hospital in 2005 was my initial inspiration to helping sea turtles….