Give back. Have fun. Repeat!

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 Board Chair of Cara Collective, I am honored to serve alongside some of the most committed, action-oriented, civic leaders in the Chicagoland area.  I serve because I believe firmly in Cara's vision and mission and because our staff, our participants, and our communities deserve our support!  This #GivingTuesday, please join me in supporting Cara.

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.

Daniel Ryan
Tom Owens
Julie Burns
Brent Rasmussen
Kristin And Shawn Vogen
Katie Mulcahy