Meet K4C microgrant recipient Olivia (15) from North Dakota. Olivia founded the nonprofit Warm Blanket Hugs when she was diagnosed with epilepsy 🧡 During her hospital stay, she received a handmade blanket which provided warmth & security, and, from there, her mission to provide that feeling for others began. For her project, Olivia (15) & team provided 300 blankets to families in temporary shelters in her community during the cold North Dakota winter.
- What inspired you to start this project? I have a nonprofit called Warm Blanket Hugs and we provided blankets to those in need of comfort during the holiday season. It’s always been inspiring in the past and I appreciate K4C helping us be able to provide blankets for the holiday season.
- While working on your project, what surprised you? I am always surprised by the amount of people willing to help volunteer! We had a lot of blankets to make and purchase, the community really stepped in to help me accomplish this.
- What do you feel you learned from this experience? I learned that there are people in my community that are willing to help with my community service projects.
- How did Karma for Cara impact your project? Thank you to Karma for Cara for helping to ease the cost of the fleece, this helped us be able to focus on the making of the blankets.
- How will your project continue to impact others? I donated blankets to those in need of comfort. The people we donated blankets to are either homeless or in temporary housing. I hope that the blankets provide them days of warmth during a harsh winter.
- How many hours did you spend on your project? 12
- How many youth volunteers were involved in your project? 36
- How many total hours did youth volunteers spend on your project? 50