Karma for Cara Foundation awards microgrants to youths 18 years of age and younger who spearhead exceptional service projects in their communities. Meet 12 year old Abby from New York. Her project provided materials to make care capes and busy bags to comfort children and give them something to do while they were patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
- How many people participated in your service project? 2
- How many hours did you and other participants spend on the project? 15 hours
- What did you learn from this experience? This is my third year doing this project, and we learned a lot about how to better parts of the project. For example, packaging the capes so they could be kept at the hospital in an easy to access manner.
- How will your project continue having an impact in the future? I would like to continue to do this annually. It brings joy to children who need as much happiness and joy as any person multiplied because of medical treatment.
- Overall, summarize how your project was completed and how you think it went. We decorated the 30 bags in batches and packed them all at once. The 30 capes were designed and put together in batches as well. Everything was delivered on the same day.
- How was the Karma for Cara microgrant helpful in the completion of your project? It helped pay for expenses.