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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, Nicole, a 17-year-old who collects toys, books and puzzles and then distributes them to Ronald McDonald Houses, assisted living facilities, cancer centers, Veterans associations and special needs classrooms.

1. What inspired you to start “A Game for You?”

When I was a little girl my mom was bedridden after an accident….

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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, Kaila, who created “Kaila’s Komfort”.  “Kaila’s Komfort” ships personalized care packages to newly diagnosed kids with Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO), a rare auto-inflammatory disease.

1. What inspired you to start “Kaila’s Komfort”?

What started out this past year as a Girl Scout Silver Award Project has turned into a passion for touching the lives of others who have been affected by a rare auto-inflammatory disease that I have.  …

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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, Yadi, a 17-year-old who founded “Save the Victims”. “Save the Victims” compiles care packages to send to victims of human trafficking. 

1. What inspired to start “Save the Victims”?

At age eleven, I remember hearing one of the pastors at my church introducing the A21 campaign to the entire church. This is the day I first found out there is still slavery all over the world….

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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, Claire, a 13-year-old who organizes volunteers to make pillowcases for the patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

1. What inspired to start this project?

The idea of being able to help kids who are going through a hard time in their life really inspired me to start this project.

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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, Cora, an 8-year-old girl who partnered with the Hebron Food Pantry and local churches to collect toys and games for children in need for Christmas.

1. What inspired to start this project?

We reached out to our local Food Pantry to see how we could assist them during the Christmas season….

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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, Caroline, a 15-year-old who started a program providing free laundry service to the homeless and working poor in her community. 

1.What inspired you to start Loads of Love?

My mom and I always made the laundry soap for the food pantry at church. It was the most popularly requested item. I used to wonder why people wanted soap more than food….

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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, Abigail, an 11-year-old who plans to distribute new books at the end of the school year to students with minimal access to books during the summer.

1.What inspired to start this project?

I volunteer at the school my mom teaches at every morning during breakfast duty.  I have got to know lots of the kids and I wanted to do something to help them out.  …

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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, Hannah, a 16-year-old who organized fellow church members to fill backpacks with activities for young patients undergoing chemo.

1. What inspired you to start “Bee Strong”?

I went to HOBY las summer, and it inspired me to start a service project.

2. Why is your work important to you?…

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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, Nicole, a 17-year-old involved in a group called YES (Youth Encounter Service). YES helps people in poverty by fixing up their houses and also donate their time to soup kitchens and other charities.

 

1. What inspired you to join “YES”?

I really wanted to help others and give back to my community, so this was a good way of doing that!…

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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, Lalah, a 15-year-old who organized a day to teach 6th-8th grade girls about women in leadership/elected positions.

1. What inspired your Gold Star Award Project?

Being a Girl Scout since kindergarten inspired me to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. I’ve always planned on doing my Gold Award. As I got older, I realized that there are many benefits to earning the Gold Award (like college scholarships and the sense of achieving such a big project) and I set a goal of completing the award before my 16th birthday….