Q&A With Microgrant Recipient Alana


Microgrant recipient Alana (8) from Michigans project supported the Humane Society of Bay County in helping homeless and abused animals. She and her 3rd grade classmates, otherwise known as Team Paws, made toys and blankets for the animals. They also sold some of the toys they made and donated the proceeds to the humane society. Alana & her classmates delivered their creations to the humane society so they could see first-hand the impact they made on the animals.

  1. What inspired you to start this project? Third grade teacher Karrie Marciniak encouraged me to apply for the grant, but ultimately it was my love of animals and willingness to help the community.
  2. Other than you, how many student volunteers participated in your service project? 27
  3. How many adult volunteers participated in your service project? 16
  4. How many hours did you spend on your project? 30
  5. How many hours did other volunteers spend on your project? 12
  6. How many individuals were affected by your project? 40
  7. During the time period between when you applied for a K4C microgrant & when you completed the project, what surprised you? How much work it was.
  8. Overall what did you learn from this experience? How important it is to help animals and people in need our community.
  9. How will your project continue having an impact in the future? By educating others about the Humane Society we hope that they will become involved in helping them, as well as adopting pets instead of buying them. In doing so we are saving lives.
  10. How was the K4C microgrant helpful in the completion of your project? We could not have done it without K4C!