WAYS TO GIVE

Your generosity works 24/7

Every financial commitment means people can get to work putting poverty behind them while looking ahead to a meaningful job and the self-sufficiency that comes with it.

But the benefits go well beyond each person. Every dollar invested in Cara generates $5.97 over five years in social return on investment. This is the kind of math we can all get our heads around, especially when we know this ROI is backed by the beautiful power of hope to boot.

Sustaining Member Program

Please consider joining our Sustaining Member Program with a recurring donation. By participating, you can spread your charitable giving throughout the year and help Cara allocate our resources to best meet our participants’ needs. Knowing we can rely on steady support means Cara can focus resources on the job training and placement programs you believe in. To sign up, please click here to choose a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or an annual gift to Cara.


Matching Gifts Program

You may be able to double or even triple your gift to Cara through your employer’s Matching Gifts Program. Please check this partial list of companies that have a Matching Gifts Program or contact your personnel office to see if you can take advantage of such an opportunity. Your company’s program may not be included on this list, so if you don’t see your company, please reach out to your benefits or human resources contact to inquire.

Gifts of Stock

Many of Cara’s supporters make an annual charitable donation through a gift of stock. As you conduct your annual portfolio review, please keep that in mind. There can be tax benefits and you’ll feel great knowing you are giving a hand up to a motivated person. To make a gift, please contact Beth Lye at (312) 798-3304.

Remembering Cara in Your Estate

Many people choose to leave a legacy gift to Cara so they can launch the careers of others with the legacy they leave behind. Cara would be honored to accept gifts from your will, life insurance policy, or retirement plans. If you would like to remember Cara by making such a gift or would like more information, please contact Beth Lye at (312) 798-3304.


Make a Donation

Your gift goes to work so every Cara participant can. We greatly appreciate any consideration you can give in support of our mission.

$28
$28
Gives a participant a 7-day transit card to get to Cara. $28
$50
$50
Covers the first deposit for a Cara participant to open a bank account. $50
$115
$115
Means a Cleanslate intern gets a pair of work boots. $115
$200
$200
Covers an eye exam and glasses for a Cara participant. $200
$500
$500
Gives one-time rental assistance to keep a Cara family in their home. $500
$1,200
$1,200
Gives 2 weeks of Cara's critical training to a motivated job-seeker. $1,200
$2,500
$2,500
Lands 1 Cara candidate into a permanent job. $2,500
$4,500
$4,500
Gives an employed Cara participant 2 years of retention and career-advancement coaching. $4,500
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