Q&A With Microgrant Recipient Briana


Karma for Cara Foundation awards microgrants to youths 18 years of age and younger who spearhead exceptional service projects in their communities. Meet microgrant recipient Briana (9) from New Rochelle, NY. Briana attends a small K-8 school of about 40 families and wanted to bring everyone together to create a sense of community and “do something great” for a local organization called Project Linus which provides handmade blankets for hospitals specifically for young children. Briana previously volunteered with her mom to make the Project Linus no sew blankets at a local 9/11 Day of Service and shared the experience with students & their families on Family Volunteer Day.

  1. What inspired you to start this project? What inspired me to start this project was that the blankets were easy to make and that they would help children in need feel good inside.
  2. Other than you, how many student volunteers participated in your service project? 22
  3. Other than you, how many adult volunteers participated in your service project? 25
  4. How many hours did you spend on your project? 10
  5. How many hours did other volunteers spend on your project? 2
  6. How many individuals were affected by your project? 60
  7. During the time period between when you applied for a K4C microgrant & when you completed the project, what surprised you?  It surprised me that so many people came to the event and participated. 
  8. Overall what did you learn from this experience? You have to spread the word and always think positive.
  9. How will your project continue having an impact in the future? I think that it will continue to have an impact in the future because more kids in need will feel safe and know that people are out there that want to help them and care about them.
  10. How was the K4C microgrant helpful in the completion of your project? It was helpful because it helped pay for all the fleece to make the blankets and buy fabric scissors. Without the money we would have not been able to make the 60 blankets and I appreciated the support.