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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….

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Baltimore-based Karma for Cara Foundation is announcing expedited microgrant funds available for youth-led service projects in the Baltimore area. Karma for Cara was founded by 21-year-old Cara Becker and her family—Baltimore natives with deep roots in the city.

With the recent events in Baltimore, Karma for Cara wants to ensure that young people in the Baltimore area who are working on programs to help clean up and bring together the city will be given funding request responses within 48 hours….

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For Jody Berg, volunteering is more than an activity done once or twice a year. In fact, Berg has integrated volunteering into all facets of her life, including at Media Works, her digital marketing company.

Berg has long recognized the importance of giving back and feels fortunate she is in the position to help others, something she instills in her employees. At her agency, employees regularly get together for volunteer projects.

“I think it’s an amazing life lesson, as well as it gives us a chance outside of work to get to know each other in a different light,” she said….

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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 micro grant recipient Keontae, a 16 year old who started Because We Care. Because We Care provides personal hygiene kits to children taken into custody through the child welfare system in his community….

1. How did you become involved with Because We Care?

I started Because We Care, because I know how hurt I was when I was placed in foster care and didn’t have any of my clothes, toys or video games.

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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 micro grant recipient Suzan, a 15 year old who volunteers with All Together.

1. How did you become involved with All Together?

I was actually lucky enough to watch the organization first start off and then grow into what it is now. Soobean Jo and Jane Yoon are both the founders of All Together and my role models;…

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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 Maggy who created “Feed the Reader”, an after school program bringing families together to read and enjoy a hot meal.

?1. How did you become involved with Feed the Reader?

My close childhood friends and I attended neighborhood low-performing public schools since kindergarten. Due to our high test scores and outstanding academic performance, we? …