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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….

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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….