Monthly Archives: June 2014


At Karma for Cara, we talk a lot about volunteering and taking time to give back. We recently decided there is no better way to inspire others to serve than to lead by example, so on Tuesday the K4C team visited the JUF Uptown Cafe for a night of volunteering.

JUF Uptown Cafe, run through the Jewish United Fund, is a kosher anti-hunger program located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. The program serves both Jewish and non-Jewish clients, but remains kosher in order to be accessible to everyone….


We heard a great story about kids and adults taking action to help their community last week.
Rose Becker and Doug Becker took part in building a playground at a city school in Baltimore.

Pictured here are Rose, her friend Caty, and Doug at the ribbon cutting. Way to go, guys!

Caty, Rose and Doug


Karma for Cara had a busy week last week! Here’s a recap of what happened.

On Tuesday our intern Abby visited a kindergarten classroom in Glenview, Illinois and read our Cara Cookie Volunteers story to a group of 60 students. The children were happily engaged and provided us with valuable feedback. All of the kindergarteners agreed that they would want to read the story again with friends and family. The only criticism the book received is that we did not include pizza in the list of food brought to the nursing home in the story!…


On Wednesday, the Karma for Cara team went to Evanston to meet with two groups of students at Northwestern University. These groups spent the last quarter in school utilizing the strategy of design thinking to promote youth volunteerism. We tasked the students with the mission of designing a way to make volunteering accessible and appealing to high school students. The students’ final projects were incredibly creative and left us very excited!

The first student group we met with, Caroline Borowski, Heesun Eom, Jiahui Guo and Abby Hofmeister, created Service for Others (S40), a phone application that employs user-friendly tools to connect high school students and engage them in service opportunities….


On May 18, we hosted “Remembering Cara: A Special Night With Morley.” The night was a beautiful celebration and remembrance of Cara, full of love, warmth, good food, family and friends and soulful music. Thank you to everyone who was a part of the night!

Below are some photos taken at the event. The full photo album can be found on our Facebook page.

Take a look!