160- this is an estimate. 20 weeks @ 8/hrs per week.
The end goal of my project was to donate supplies to those who have been affected by COVID-19. I do feel like I achieved what I set out to do.
It’s hard to estimate how many people exactly were impacted by this project. I had different versions of care packages to four different organizations that work with populations that have been strained by the pandemic. I would estimate that between 100-150 people were directly impacted by this.
I received positive feedback from every organization I interacted with. Many were incredibly grateful to be receiving donations during this time.
My entire project changed with the onset of COVID-19. The project I pitched at Passion to Purpose was not the project I ended up doing. I adapted to the changes as best as I could given the situation.
All donations were really successful and really well received by the organizations I worked with.
The first set of care packages I did were really difficult to store in the place I’m living in and also were a bit difficult to deliver. I adjusted this after that set, but if I were to do the project again it is something I would consider right away. The biggest learning experience for me was managing a $15,000 grant while also being in school and having a part time job. It was definitely a large undertaking.
Nothing is coming to mind at the moment, but if I think of something I will reach out! I would be more than happy to discuss my experience with youth applying for the grant program in the future!