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, Jai, a 7-year-old who organized a group of volunteers to help maintain a large, historical property in his town.
1. What inspired to start this project?
My grandma said it was good to help other people who need help. The owner of the property can’t take care of the land anymore and she helped a lot of people in the community so we should help her now.
2. Why is your work important to you?
I like being outside and meeting new people who might turn out to be friends. We helped someone who needs help and we had fun doing it.
3. How did the money from the micro-grant help with your project?
It was the step that kept the project going. The gloves we bought helped keep everyone safe while cleaning the yard. That was important to the lady who owns the property. The cookies and fruit were very good and a nice thing to give everyone for doing something helpful and having fun while doing it.
4. What message of giving back do you have for others.
It will make your heart smile! And, you will learn new things about yourself and other people while you make a difference and make some new friends.