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The Karma for Cara Excellence in Nursing Award was created to honor and recognize the love, support, and compassion nurses give and the sacrifices they make on behalf of their patients. On January 7, 2015, we honored Harold Hardinger at the UMMC Shock Trauma Center.

1. What inspired you to become a nurse?

I was inspired to become a nurse after serving in the Navy as a hospital corpsman. The experience in the service gave me a background to build on….

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Summer is in full swing, and Karma for Cara is here to help you plan your summer fun.

Gather a group of friends and head to the Skokie Theatre this weekend through July 25 for a performance of “JOIN THE CLUB!” When you purchase a ticket using the code KC, a portion of the proceeds goes to Karma for Cara.

Fun, entertainment and giving back—what’s not to love?

“JOIN THE CLUB! takes a good-humored look at what happens when a hotshot young lawyer is forced to join the local women’s club, and struggles to learn to appreciate the importance of female friendship and community….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under to better their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Madeline who created Buddee Bags. Madeline hand sews wheelchair and walker bags and neck pillows for those with long term hospital stays.

1. How did you become involved with Buddee Bags?

I started Buddee Bags in July of 2014 as a way to help senior citizens who use wheelchairs and walkers to carry items….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Liz who volunteers with Operation Ballard Books. Operation Ballard Books creates mini libraries in their community to increase accessibility to books.

1.How did you become involved with Operation Ballard Books?

I work for Youth and Shelter Services as the Teen Club facilitator for the Ballard Impact Teen Club. This is an afterschool program where the kids meet four times a week and work on a variety of different projects and activities including service learning, physical fitness, practicing positive actions, and self-discovery….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient, Eva an 11-year-old who created Got U Covered. Got U Covered donates fleece tied blankets to give children staying in hospitals.

1. How did you become involved with Got U Covered?

I started “Got U Covered” because I wanted to give kids who are fighting cancer something that makes them feel better after treatments or on days they just don’t feel good.  …

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In April, Kennedy Krieger Institute held its annual ROAR for Autism event, and presented the second Cara Becker ROAR for Autism Youth Fundraising Award.

The winner’s name this year might sound familiar. That’s because winner Natalie Newman was also the award recipient last year!

The award recognizes the individual 18 or younger who raised the most funds for the event and best encompassed Cara’s fundraising spirit. Natalie and her team, Natalie’s Never Land, again proved to be fundraising all stars….

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The Karma for Cara Excellence in Nursing Award was created to honor and recognize the love, support, and compassion nurses give and the sacrifices they make on behalf of their patients. In October 2014, we honored Norrie Rabinowitz-Hirsch of the Kimmel Cancer Center at John Hopkins Hospital.

1. What inspired you to become a nurse?

What inspired me to be a nurse, other than watching Bobbie on General Hospital, was I always wanted to work with people who I could help in some form….

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We all know that volunteering teaches kids about the importance of giving back and the good feelings we get from helping others. However, did you know that community service teaches children many life skills, as well?

At Karma for Cara, we strive to teach not only the joy of giving back, but also the entrepreneurial skills acquired while volunteering. Here are six skills kids learn when they volunteer:…

Teamwork— When volunteering, kids learn to work together. Any service project has a discernable goal, and volunteers must find ways to work together to accomplish it.

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The Karma for Cara Excellence in Nursing Award was created to honor and recognize the love, support, and compassion nurses give and the sacrifices they make on behalf of their patients.  Our first Excellence in Nursing Award was presented to Cat Henderson of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2013.

1. What inspired you to become a nurse?

I wish I could tell you some big revelation as to why I became a nurse….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by youth 18 and under to help complete service projects in their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient Tess, a 15-year-old who created Project Storybook. Project Storybook donates baskets of books to newly built Habitat for Humanity homes.

1. How did you become involved with Project Storybook?

I started Project Storybook about three years ago. I wanted to be involved with Habitat for Humanity, but I was too young to build….