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, Cora, an 8-year-old girl who partnered with the Hebron Food Pantry and local churches to collect toys and games for children in need for Christmas.
1. What inspired to start this project?
We reached out to our local Food Pantry to see how we could assist them during the Christmas season. Needy families in our community use the Food Pantry. Our group realized these families have school-aged children that would receive food from the pantry but the children would not have gifts to open during the holiday. We wanted to help give these children a better Christmas.
2. Why is your work important to you?
Collecting toys and games for needy families that use our local Food Pantry was important because we wanted the children to be able to open present on Christmas.
3. How did the money from the microgrant help with your project?
We live in a very small rural community. We reached out to local businesses, families, and churches to help with collecting toys and games. The money allowed us to purchase items as gifts for Christmas for the children in need.
4. What message of giving back do you have for others?
Christmas is a time of your when it is better to give than receive. We are a small group of students that reached out to our community for help. We ended up helping 33 families and 98 children!