Q&A With Microgrant Recipient Taylor


Karma for Cara Foundation awards microgrants to youths 18 years of age and younger who spearhead exceptional service projects in their communities. Meet Taylor (12) from Brooklyn, NY. Her TaylorAde Healthy Kids Project supported community-wide healthy eating. Taylor and volunteers collected food & packaged healthy snack boxes and baskets for children living in poverty. They also created posters and flyers to raise awareness of childhood hunger.

  1. What inspired you to start this project? Many preschoolers and senior citizens did not have the opportunity to try new healthy food products and snacks. We held a community health fair and distributed backpacks of healthy food products.
  2. Other than you, how many student volunteers participated in your service project? 35
  3. How many adult volunteers participated in your service project? 10
  4. How many hours did you spend on your project? 30
  5. How many hours did other volunteers spend on your project? 5
  6. How many individuals were affected by your project? 100
  7. During the time period between when you applied for a K4C microgrant & when you completed the project, what surprised you? The enthusiasm from community partners to join our mission to promote healthy lifestyles for our community.
  8. Overall what did you learn from this experience? Just start, try something new, plan, and everything will fall into place.
  9. How will your project continue having an impact in the future? Yes, summer camp.
  10. How was the K4C microgrant helpful in the completion of your project? Very helpful. I could not complete without the K4C microgrant.