Q&A With Microgrant Recipient Hannah


Karma for Cara Foundation awards microgrants to youths 18 years of age and younger who spearhead exceptional service projects in their communities.  Hannah (15) from Chattanooga, TN used her award for the renovation of the library in the Westside Community Center which is located in a public housing development. Among other improvements, Hannah and classmates from Baylor School painted, repaired shelving, and contributed additional books to the library.

  1. What inspired you to start this project? I was inspired by the daily work that the children I tutor put into their learning, and I wanted to reward them with the type of library they deserve.
  2. Other than you, how many student volunteers participated in your service project? 10
  3. Other than that, how many adult volunteers participated in your service project? 2
  4. How many hours did you spend on your project? 30
  5. How many hours did other volunteers spend on your project?10
  6. How many individuals were affected by your project? 75
  7. During the time period between when you applied for a K4C microgrant & when you completed the project, what surprised you? I was surprised by the amount of coordination it took to get volunteers involved in the project.
  8. Overall what did you learn from this experience?I learned skills important in grant writing, and in volunteer management in general.
  9. How will your project continue having an impact in the future? My project will serve as a library for Westside for the considerable future, reaching all residents but especially the youth of the Westside public housing.
  10. How was the K4C microgrant helpful in the completion of your project? Through the financial support of K4C, I was able to successfully purchase the materials needed in order to carry out the renovation of the library.