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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 recipients Lydia, Gabrielle, Brooke and Emma from Girl Scout Cadette Troop 777.  The girls built two little libraries to increase access to books for students at Oak Hill Elementary school.

1. What inspired to start this project?

Lydia Coleman, Gabrielle Eastwood, Brooke Peterman, and Emma Nations, all 8th graders (2015-2016 school year) in Girl Scout Cadette Troop 777, wanted to work on a project that benefits the school community at Oak Hill Elementary School in Austin, TX….

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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 recipients, Ray and Rose. Ray and Rose founded the “Little Mozart Program” which provides free piano lessons to underprivileged children in their community.

1. What inspired to start this project?  
 After completing the highest level of piano exam offered by the Royal School of Music, both of us looked back on our entire piano experience and realized that while achievements like awards are good and all, we had achieved nothing.

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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 Jenna.  Jenna and her friend Camilla established a dog park in Montpelier, ID.

1. What inspired to start this project?

My peer and I saw that there was no place in the valley that was dedicated to dogs. Being animal lovers ourselves, we wanted to create a safe place for people and their companions to enjoy some fun….

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The brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi at University of North Carolina recently held an ice cream fundraiser with all proceeds donating to Karma for Cara. We spoke with AEPi’s Vice President Matt Greenberg who coordinated the philanthropy.

Matt and his brothers came up with the idea of having an Ice Cream social fundraiser after discussing with friends where to find the best pistachio ice cream. After naming a few different places they thought it would be unique to assemble five local ice cream vendors to participate in a fundraiser….

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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 recipients Sophia and Olivia. Sophia and Olivia created three types of bags to ease the transition for children who are placed into emergency foster care. The types of bags are as follows: Night Time, School, and Coping Bags.

1. What inspired you to start this project?

Sophia: We heard that there were kids in our county who were being removed from their home and placed in foster care….

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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, Robyn, a 17-year-old who volunteers with “Wonders & Worries”. Wonders & Worries help children whose parents have a life threatening illness by sending child life specialists to talk with the children, answer any questions and help manage their stress. They also provide each child with a blanket.

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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 recipients from Girl Scout Troop 2276 Allison, Brittany and Kinzee.

1.What inspired you to start this project? 

I’m in a girl scout troop with friends that I have known since 2nd grade. One of our friend’s mom got Stage 4 Colon Cancer. This was hard on all of us so we took action and started our Silver Award on Cancer….

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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, Emily, a 15-year-old who collects funds and used tablets to donate to schools to encourage STEM education….

1.  What Inspired you to start “Empowering Students Around the World”? 
In the 6th grade, I attended a Title 1 school in my community that lacked resources in science and technology, which are the areas that I’m passionate about.  

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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, Talia, a 15-year-old who collects school supplies to distribute to students from low-income families. 

1. What inspired to start this project?

I was inspired to start this particular project since it seemed like a natural off shoot of my major project which is known as Debbie’s Treasure Chest. At DTC we provide clothing, books and toys to 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, Rachel, who created Literacy for Little Ones. Literacy for Little One’s donates book packages to families with a new born child to encourage parents to read to their children, building a strong foundation for family bonding and education.

1. What inspired to start Literacy for Little Ones?

When I was in elementary school, I loved reading.  …