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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.  …

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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, Samantha, a 16-year-old who created Snack Sacks. Snack Sacks provides children who qualify for free or reduced lunch programs with food over the weekend.

1. What inspired you to start “Snack Sacks”?

Last year, in working in the drama production Annie with local elementary school Golden Springs Elementary, I saw a young Golden Springs student stuff three or four bags of Animal Crackers in his backpack….

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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, Jai, a 7-year-old who organized a group of volunteers to help maintain a large, historical property in his town.

1. What inspired to start this project?  

My grandma said it was good to help other people who need help.  The owner of the property can’t take care of the land anymore and she helped a lot of people in the community so we should help her now….

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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, Ashley, who created Snack Shak. Snack Shak provides kids in need with backpacks full of food for the weekend during the school year, such as canned soups, vegetables, fruits and pasta.

1. What inspired to start this project?

Snack Shak was inspired by high school students in the Amarillo, TX area who were hungry….