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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 Braeden Mannering, a 10 year old who founded 3B: Brae’s Brown Bags.

1. How did you become involved with Brae’s Brown Bags?

I got involved with Brae’s Brown Bags after winning the 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The prize for being a winner was to attend the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House in July 2013 when I was 9 years old….

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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 Taylor, a 15 year old who founded For the Love of Erika.

1. How did you become involved with For the Love of Erika?

I started For the Love of Erika in memory of my friend Erika who passed away from brain cancer when we were seven….

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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 Jarod Heuer, a 15 year old who volunteers with Cause for Paws. 

1. How did you become involved with Cause for Paws?

I love animals so much that I called Nancy Moore (president of Cause for Paws) and see if she needed any help, and she said yes….

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Dear Friends,

2014 was an important year for K4C. We honored Cara’s memory with our initiatives to ease suffering, educate and inspire kids and young adults on the importance of service to others and recognize unsung heroes in service.

We are sending you this year-end update to keep you informed of our progress and to thank you for your support of our efforts to make a difference.

We printed and began distributing “Cara Cookie Volunteers” to schools and libraries across the country free of charge….

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Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional projects led by kids 18 and under to help their communities. Read about our microgrant recipient Casey Sokolovic who works with Love a Sea Turtle. We provided a microgrant to help fund a Family Volunteer Day.

1. How did you become involved with Love a Sea Turtle?

A third grade field trip to a sea turtle hospital in 2005 was my initial inspiration to helping sea turtles….

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Valentine’s Day normally brings to mind gifts of cards, flowers and chocolates. But what if this year you also made a gift in honor of your Valentine to Karma for Cara?

When you make a gift to Karma for Cara, it helps us send our book, “Cara Cookie Volunteers,” to elementary schools, provide service clubs to students, fund kid-led volunteer projects, recognize outstanding leaders in service and support programs giving comfort and care to cancer patients.

Make a gift by 10 a.m….

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On Monday, the Karma for Cara team ventured to the Boys & Girls Club in Uptown for our February volunteer project.

Miriam and Abby worked with a group of third-through-sixth-grade students during Art in Action, an afterschool program that involves exploring a new topic and then completing an art project.

Together, the group read “Berry Magic,” a children’s book by Teri Sloat about a Fall Festival on the tundra and how the main character, Anana, saves the day….

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This week marked the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Many schools and community groups took advantage of this day off to spend time giving back to the community. I hope some of you found yourself volunteering this past Monday!

If you weren’t able to volunteer Monday, there are still lots of ways you can get involved in community service any day of the week. Are you looking for easy ways to give back and make a difference in your community?…

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Here at Karma for Cara, we put a big emphasis on recognizing leaders in service and unsung heroes. So K4C decided to kick off 2015 by recognizing a pair of outstanding nurses, Sue Ramzy, BSN, RN, and Harold Hardinger, BSN, RN.

On Wednesday, January 7, Karma for Cara officially expanded our Excellence in Nursing award program. Over the past couple of years, we have twice handed out an award to a Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse during the Kimmel Cancer Center One Night, One Show, One Cause annual event….

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Service comes in all shapes and sizes. Media Works, a Baltimore media marketing agency, exemplified this throughout 2014 when its employees participated in 25 Acts of Kindness.

“Jody [Berg], our CEO, sent an email at the beginning of the year about our 25th anniversary and everything we were planning on doing,” said Amy Kelly, Media Works Media Assistant. “She wanted to do the 25 Acts of Kindness.”

As a group, Media Works’ approximately 30 employees came up with ideas for volunteer activities they could do together, as well as individual endeavors….