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Siblings Carter (16) and Caragan (14) co-founded the nonprofit BrightYoungDyslexics. Inspired by Caragan’s experiences and challenges with dyslexia, Carter and Caragan support other young dyslexics via their nonprofit. With their Karma for Cara grant, they were able to run a dyslexia simulation event at a school to raise awareness about dyslexia and provide information to teachers, students and parents about the resources available to assist dyslexic students.

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Karma for Cara Foundation awards microgrants to youths 18 years of age and younger who spearhead exceptional service projects in their communities. A special needs young woman herself, recipient Caroline used her microgrant to build multiple activity stations on a therapeutic riding trail in Georgia. The stations vary every week so riders never experience the same activity twice.

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12 year old Grace and her non-profit We Cancerve used K4C microgrant funds to create wearable blankets for kids receiving chemo and other infusions at Baltimore area hospitals. She partnered with a craft store, hosted poncho-making parties during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and then distributed the wearable blankets over the following two months.

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We remain committed to sending copies of Cara Cookie Volunteers, the true story of Cara’s first experience as a volunteer, to schools & libraries at no charge—500 copies to date! We’ve partnered with & supported two year old HORIZON DAY CAMP-Baltimore by providing a free summer camp experience & year-round programming for cancer patients & their siblings. Finally our partnership with LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION & the #InspiredToServe program established in honor of Cara who was an intern there continues to thrive!

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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….