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, Grace, an 11-year-old who organized the sewing of curtains for the new transitional housing at the YWCA in her community.
1. What inspired to start this project?
I was really interested in sewing because of sewing camps at Wheeling Country Day School and my mom was on the board at YWCA. When my mom found out about the project, she told me. I had already been interested in community service and helping people. So she knew I would be interested, and of course I was.
2. Why is your work important to you?
My work in this project is important to me because not only am I helping people, but I am helping people while I am doing something that I enjoy doing.
3. How did the money from the microgrant help with your project?
It helped pay for the materials and thread.
4. What message of giving back do you have for others?
If you are ever given a chance to give back to people in your community take it. Chances are it will 1) make you feel good about yourself 2) make someone else feel better 3) you will enjoy doing it.