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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. Stephanie (17) of the Bronx, New York worked with her school’s United Nations Committee on a project called Little Free Library. The nonprofit’s mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges. Stephanie and the UN Committee believe students often feel segregated and pre-emotively judged. As a result of her project, students will be encouraged to read and expand their knowledge by using the Little Free Library.

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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. 16 year old microgrant recipient Tamaya from Georgia used her award to serve seniors and disabled members of her community by planning a day of elegance for them. Tamaya and the Thomaston Housing Authority Youth Advisory Council hosted more than 60 attendees aged 55 years and older for their first ever Senior Prom.

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Karma for Cara Foundation microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under working to better their communities. Meet microgrant recipient Riley, a 16 year old who founded Rainbow Pack, an organization that distributes new backpacks full of homework supplies to students throughout the Los Angeles area. This is the second microgrant Karma for Cara has awarded to Riley.

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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. Meet 15 year old Jocelyn from Virginia. Jocelyn used her award to launch Got Tec Richmond (Gifts of Technology for Teachers, Education, and Children), a community service initiative. Its mission is to fund and deliver needed technology equipment to underserved and underfunded schools. Jocelyn created a technology library at her school that over 320 students and 18 teachers can access. She also scheduled a “Learn to Code” day for 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. 13 year old microgrant recipient Kaitlyn from Arizona used her award to fill backpacks with hygiene supplies, clothes, toys, a stuffed animal & a blanket for kids who are placed in foster care. Her goal was to provide 200 “Love Bundles” to local DES offices, group homes, and shelters.

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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. Meet microgrant recipient Joni, 13. Joni used her award to purchase paint, garden supplies, flowers & other items needed to repair the garden at her community’s Esperanza Center. Joni worked with other students to beautify and rejuvenate the center’s garden at their new location. The new location houses its Family Reunification Program which provides case management and essential services to youth who immigrate to the U.S. as unaccompanied minors.

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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. Meet 8 year old Gavin who used his award to purchase paint and other needed supplies to repaint three buildings at his sports organization. Located in a low-income area of his community, the sports organization suffered from lack of funding. Gavin wanted to help and brought together some of his fellow teammates, their dads, and other volunteers to complete the project.

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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. Meet 16 year old microgrant recipient Madelyn from Vermont. Madelyn used her award to create a garden for her after school program to teach kids about the environment and how to plant & landscape. Throughout her project, students learned how to plant beds & vegetables and maintain the garden.

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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. Meet 16-year-old John from Florida. John used his award to organize a community-wide garden weekend & revitalize the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage (FISH) Preserve. Volunteers planted trees, shrubs & grasses on the island to help with his revitalization project.

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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. 16-year-old microgrant recipient Amanda used her award to support the Rainwater Harvesting Garden in Prescott, AZ. Amanda’s  school, Tri-City Prep, their Green Team environmental club, and other volunteers purchased architectural supplies & transformed a large, underutilized space into a garden and outdoor classroom/study area. Tri-City Prep’s biology, art & photography classes use the garden, and the space provides an outdoor area for general use.