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Q&A With Microgrant Recipient Claire

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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, Claire, a 13-year-old who organizes volunteers to make pillowcases for the patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

1. What inspired to start this project?

The idea of being able to help kids who are going through a hard time in their life really inspired me to start this project.

2. Why is your work important to you? 

I wanted to help the kids feel as comfortable as possible while in the hospital and try to help take their minds off things for a little with all the fun patterns and colors.

3. How did the money from the microgrant help with your project?

The money from the microgrant helped to pay for all of the fabric which got pretty expensive.

4. What message of giving back do you have for others?

Helping others is such an amazing feeling that is almost indescribable. It feels great to help others in need.

Pillowcase Project