Q&A With Microgrant Recipient Tyrin


Karma for Cara Foundation awards microgrants to youths 18 years of age and younger who spearhead exceptional service projects in their communities.  Meet Tyrin (18) from Huntington, WV whose project was the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital Fun Day. In order to provide a fun experience for hospitalized children at the hospital, Ty and volunteers visited with the children to learn more about them outside of their illnesses, made crafts together, and decorated the children’s hospital rooms. 

  1. What inspired you to start this project? Because I saw that the children’s hospital was a little new and was in need of some things for the children that were patients there. The children needed something to do. 
  2. Other than you, how many student volunteers participated in your service project? 4
  3. How many adult volunteers participated in your service project? 12
  4. How many hours did you spend on your project?  5
  5. How many hours did other volunteers spend on your project? 5
  6. How many individuals were affected by your project? 50
  7. During the time period between when you applied for a K4C microgrant & when you completed the project, what surprised you?  That I actually made an impact on people’s lives.
  8. Overall what did you learn from this experience? That you should help as many people in your lifetime as you possibly can.
  9. How will your project continue having an impact in the future? We will do this project every year. 
  10. How was the K4C microgrant helpful in the completion of your project?  It allowed us to purchase supplies and make an impact on our children’s hospital.