After getting suggestions from her friends and family, Michelle decides to focus on Supplemental Assistance to the Handicapped—a group that organizes summer camps for children with disabilities in Ohio.
Michelle says the registration for Kamp Dovetail is $20 for the full week, but many families can't afford the fees. So Michelle decides to donate her entire $1,000 to provide scholarships! The money can also be used to buy supplies for the camp.
Michelle says meeting the campers and their parents was inspiring. "I mostly valued the time talking to each of these special people and realizing their daily struggles and obstacles—which made each of my small problems seem just that: small," she says.