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General event questions can be directed to Kacey at or 312.798.3337

For more information about event sponsorships click here or please contact Shikha Jain at or 312.798.3307


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Online ticket sales have closed. A limited amount of tickets are avaliable at the door for $160. 

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Giving Tuesday 2016


It’s time for #GivingTuesday, the national day of giving on November 29th!

Our goal? To Raise $25,000!

Click here to learn more or make your donation today!

There’s more! Everyone who gives will have their gifts matched up to $25,000! Thanks to Jim and Kay Mabie, Elisa K. Spain, Vistage, Master Chair, Kevin Krak of Gallant Building Solutions, and Eric and Tina Weinheimer, the challenge grant is back and bigger than ever! We want to take full advantage of the match and raise a total of $50,000!

November 29th also happens to be our CEO Maria Kim’s birthday. She has made a vow that if we raise $20,000, she would take an entire frosting-filled birthday cake in the face to help keep the momentum going! Let’s give her a birthday “treat” she’ll never forget!

Tribute 2016


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Contact Kacey Kelly at 312.798.3337 or with any questions.




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Loews Chicago Hotel


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To purchase a sponsorship or event tickets please click here. 

For questions, please contact Kacey Kelly at or 312.798.3337. 


Cara's Associate Board proudly presents the 4th Annual Summer Social, an evening with an exciting array of Chicago chefs, libations, and mission. More than 300 Cara friends and supporters will be in attendance, fueling Cara's critical poverty alleviation work in Chicago. With your sponsorship or ticket purcahse, Cara will help motivated individuals secure more than 780 jobs this year. 

Featuring Chef Stations from:
Evan Behmer, Mercat a la Plaxa
Bryan Collante, Untitled Supper Club
Kevin Cuddihee, TWO
Carlos Gaytan, Mexique
Brian Jupiter, Frontier
Lawrence Letero, Sable Kitchen & Bar
Larmar Moore, The Smoke Daddy
Cory Morris, Rural Society Chicago
Tony Priolo, PIccolo Sogno
Tom Van Lente, Lucille

*List as of 7/15/16

Cara prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success. Since 1991, more than 5,300 Chicagoans have been placed into more than 7,500 quality jobs and started on their path to self-sufficiency. 



The Impact

The Cara Program is a 4-Star Charity

Charity Navigator has awarded The Cara Program its most coveted 4-star rating!

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Our Partner Programs

  • Clean Slate
  • TCP Staffing

Our Supporters and Employers

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Kellogg Company
  • Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Mariano's
  • Rebuilding Exchange
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Sodexo
  • Salvation Army
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Rivers Casino
  • Fitness Formula Clubs
  • Eataly Chicago
  • Housing Authority of Cook County
  • Catholic Charities
  • Harvard Maintenance Inc
  • Gotham Greens
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • The Habitat Company
  • Union League Club
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Chicago O'Hare
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Resurrection Healthcare
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick
  • Standard Parking
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Pierce and Associates
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Center For Working Families
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Cleanslate
  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • Bank of America
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