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 Jenna. Jenna and her friend Camilla established a dog park in Montpelier, ID.
1. What inspired to start this project?
My peer and I saw that there was no place in the valley that was dedicated to dogs. Being animal lovers ourselves, we wanted to create a safe place for people and their companions to enjoy some fun.
2. Why is your work important to you?
The dog park was important to me because I wanted to leave something for the valley and all the visitors to enjoy. I’m leaving to go to college soon and I love knowing that I left a little mark on the valley.
3. How did the money from the microgrant help with your project?
We received a $1,000 grant from Karma for Cara. This generous donation, along with several others, helped us purchase 700 linear feet of chain link, concrete, rule and sponsor signs, material for benches, a poop bag dispenser, and lunch for our volunteers.
4. What message of giving back do you have for others?
Honestly, the park was a big hit in our community. People are constantly sending is pictures of their dogs and family at the park. They’re always thanking us for making the park happen. So my advice is do something for your community. I know you hear that a lot, but, in the end, your community will be very grateful for your hard work, no matter what the project is.