Q&A With Microgrant Recipient Max


Meet microgrant recipient Max (15) from Pikesville MD. Carrying on a tradition that his older sister (Morgan) started 7 years ago and older brother (Sam) continued, Max & the Medical Explorers Club at Pikesville High School feed the homeless in Baltimore and stock a food pantry for students in need at PHS.

  1. What inspired you to start this project? I was inspired to keep the tradition going to support my community through the Feed the Homeless Event that has taken place for the last eight years through grants from Karma for Cara. The Medical Explorers Club started this incredible event and has grown over the years to also have a food pantry for students at Pikesville High School.
  2. While working on your project, what surprised you? I was surprised by how many of my peers came to support the event. It is so meaningful and carries on Cara’s tradition of giving back to the community. It was incredible to make 600 bagged lunches. We had over 75 participants. 
  3. What do you feel you learned from this experience? I learned that our community is in great need of help especially homeless students in Baltimore. We partnered for the first time with Baltimore Hunger Project, and it was an incredible learning experience to see how many meals they provide for students on the weekends who have no resource for food. 
  4. How did Karma for Cara impact your project? Karma for Cara is incredible and is the reason we have been able to have these meaningful events for the last eight years. We are forever grateful to Karma for Cara to make this happen.
  5. How will your project continue to impact others? Our project will continue to help the homeless in Baltimore and make an impact teaching others how to give back to their community.
  6. How many hours did you spend on your project? 16
  7. How many youth volunteers or students were involved in your project? 75
  8. How many total hours did other youth volunteers or students spend on your project? 4