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.
- How many people participated in your service project? 14
- How many hours did you and other participants spend on the project? About 32 hours
- What did you learn from this experience? I learned when you put your mind to something and you get your friends and family to help you, a lot of work can get done. I also learned sometimes it takes hard work to get what you want done, but when it is done you can be proud of it.
- How will your project continue having an impact in the future? My project will give the kids & families at our park something to be proud of. Our park looks so good now, and I know it will last a long time because we did it right and so many people helped.
- Overall, summarize how your project was completed and how you think it went. First, we got the money, and then me and my dad went to Lowes to buy paint and other stuff we needed for the project. Then I got some of my teammates and their moms & dads to come out and help us paint the buildings. I think the project went very well, but it was really hard work. I am glad it got done, and everyone said we did a great job.
- How was the Karma for Cara microgrant helpful in the completion of your project? Karma for Cara helped us with the money we needed to get the paint and other stuff, so my project could get done. Without it we could not have done the project. I am very thankful they helped us out.