Monthly Archives: July 2015


Karma for Cara Microgrants help fund exceptional service projects led by youth 18 and under to better their communities. Read about S.T.A.N: Students Taking Action Now. S.T.A.N. consists of 34 high school students who teach anti-bullying lessons to elementary school students. 

1. How did you become involved with S.T.A.N.?       

Seymour High School Student Leadership students six years ago decided they wanted to work on bullying and character development in our elementary schools. They created S.T.A.N. (Students Taking Action Now), and it continues with more student leaders than ever, as students choose it as an elective course….


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….


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….


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….