Melody Todd's Fundraising Page

At Cara Collective, we are fueling a courageous national movement to eradicate relational and financial poverty.  We do this through innovative programming that transforms individuals and supports their journey to employment and independence.  More than 30 years ago, businessman, philanthropist, and Cara founder, Tom Owens, Sr. had a vision.  Today, his legacy continues through the tireless efforts of Cara's staff, volunteers, and partners.

As Chair of Cara's Executive Council, I've seen firsthand their ability to transform lives.  Cara is not just about helping people find jobs; they're about helping people find hope while providing the tools and skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty.  This #GivingTuesday, please join me in supporting their life-changing work. 

How can you help?

$20 - Purchases a one-week CTA pass to keep job seekers on the move

$50 - Keeps participants connected remotely to continue their job search

$100 - Outfits one Cleanslate worker to be safe and successful on the job

$300 - Subsidizes a participant's household budget for groceries, utilities, etc.

$600 - Provides one-time emergency rental assistance for a participant and their family

$1,200 - Equips one job seeker with personal and professional training

$2,500 - Places one Cara participant into a permanent job

$3,500 - Supports one year of career coaching to guarantee on-the-job success

NOTE:  Cara Collective is recognized as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are 100% tax deductible.

Kelly Tetterton
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Melody Todd
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