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Summer Social

08/12/2015

Get your Early Bird Tickets- on sale now till June 30th for just $60 using discount code "Earlybird15"!

Join us!  We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Summer Social, that will include an exciting array of up-and-coming Chicago chefs, an open bar including local brews, and a chance to connect and network with us as we officially kick off The Cara Program’s 25th Year (celebrated July 2015 through June 2016).

Check back here to learn more about Summer Social - and again, don't miss your chance to join us as a sponsor and get $10 off your early bird tickets (on sale now and ending June 30th)!

Hosted by The Cara Program's Associate Board and Summer Social committees

Why you should sponsor?

  • Align your brand with the city- and nation-wide reputation of The Cara Program as a leader in poverty alleviation, social enterprise and creating measurable results to ending the cycles of homelessness and poverty
  • Establish your company as a leader in uniting the professional Chicago community
  • Promote your brand with individuals and partners from across the Chicago corporate community
  • Demonstrate your commitment to helping The Cara Program’s mission to create/secure 3,500 jobs over 5 years and your commitment to being strategic partners in supporting the growth and scale of The Cara Program’s mission

Presenting Sponsor- $7,500 (1 available)

name included in event title, premium placement of company logo on all communication and marketing materials, joint social media shout outs throughout the 2-3 months leading up to the event, highlighted in Press Release, special recognition and a chance to address attendees at the event, recognition in The Cara Program’s Annual Report, 10 tickets for you and your colleagues to join us at the event

Champion - $5,000

company logo included on communication and marketing materials, 3-5 individual social media shout outs, name included on The Cara Program’s website, company logo included on event website and event signage, included in Press Release, verbal recognition at the event, recognition in The Cara Program’s Annual Report, 8 tickets for you and your colleagues to join us at the event

Advocate - $2,500

company logo included on communication and marketing materials, 1-2 unique social media shout outs, company logo included on event website and event signage, included in Press Release, recognition in The Cara Program’s Annual Report, 6 tickets for you and your colleagues to join us at the event

Partner - $1,500

included in social media shout outs, name included on event website, company logo included on event signage, recognition in The Cara Program’s Annual Report, 4 tickets for you and your colleagues to join us at the event

Friend - $250

name included on event website and event signage, recognition in The Cara Program’s Annual Report, 2 tickets for you to join us at the event


To secure your sponsorship, please contact Debra Michaels at events@thecaraprogram.org, mail to The Cara Program, Attn: Development Department, 237 S Desplaines, Chicago, IL 60661 or complete the online registration available on our website.

10th Annual Golf Classic!

06/18/2015

The Cara Program’s Golf Classic turns ten this year, and we want you to join us!

Come Thursday, June 18th, 2015 for a round at Harborside, the only course within Chicago city limits, while supporting critical job training and placement programs that enable hundreds of motivated Chicagoans to break the cycles of poverty and homelessness and achieve real and lasting success each year.

Not only will you be supporting a great cause, you’ll help us kickoff an exciting anniversary year for The Cara Program and Cleanslate, our neighborhood beautification social enterprise: 25 years of The Cara Program and ten years of Cleanslate!

We hope you will join us! You can click on this link to register, or email us at events@thecaraprogram.org.

We'd also would like the following generous sponsors for being part of this special anniversary event:

Presenting: The Owens Family

Platinum: BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Gold: Advanced Group, Pierce & Associates, P.C., Rivers Casino

Silver: ABM, Bob and Carol Passaneau, Brinshore, BW Capital Partners, Codilis & Associates, Consentus Group, Eurest Services, JLL, John Bennecke/True Partners Consulting, Madison Dearborn Partners, Mullarkey Associates, Inc., NearyMartin, Inc., Northwestern Medicine, The Judicial Sales Corporation, Thomas J. Dwyer & Associates, Inc., Tim and Katie Mulcahy, Twin Lake Total Return, Waterton Associates, LLC

Sponsorships, foursomes and advertising opportunities are available

Transformation Tipoff

03/19/2015

Join Transformation Tipoff

Get in the game, while helping motivated men and women affected by homelessness and poverty!!  Join The Cara Program's Transformation Tipoff Yahoo Bracket and complete your bracket before March 19th to have a chance to win an engravable chair in The Cara Program's Motivations Circle (check out Motivations here).

Suggested donation- $25

You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the bracket either following your donation, or by emailing us at events@thecaraprogram.org with the subject line: "March Madness" and your contact information including name, address, phone and email.  A donation is not necessary, but it is encouraged as this is a charity fundraiser in support of The Cara Program's mission.

All donations fund the transformational work of The Cara Program. The Cara Program has no affiliation with the NCAA and Yahoo! Sports.

Men's Night Out 2015

Men's Night Invite
03/05/2015

Thank you to all who joined us for another fabulous Men's Night Out on March 5, 2015!  More than 140 guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of networking and drinks to benefit The Cara Program.  Special thanks to Formento's and B Hospitality for delicious food and drink, and to our premier sponsor, Protiviti, for their incredible support. Check out pics on Facebook

#GivingTuesday

12/02/2014

Give the Gift of Hope, Double Your Impact on #GivingTuesday

Celebrate generosity with us on December 2nd!

Click HERE to Donate

Join us as we give the gift of life transformation and hopeful futures on #GivingTuesday. You can double your impact, as all donations received on December 2nd will be generously matched by our dear friends Jim and Kay Mabie.  And you'll help support #ILGiveBig, a Donors Forum campaign to get 100,000 donors to give $12 million to Illinois nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.

Click HERE to donate - Please write "#GivingTuesday" in the comments.

$10 can provide hope for individuals motivated to change their circumstances

$20 can provide opportunity for a jobseeker

$30 can provide a student's public transportation for one week 

$40 can provide one full day of training for a student

$50 can provide one interview ready suit

$115 can provide a student's public transportation for one month

$225 can provide a one-on-one, post-placement coaching session for a student on the job

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Events

Our Partner Programs

  • The CARA Program
  • TCP Staffing

Our Supporters and Customers

  • Accenture
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • Armitage Baptist Church
  • Calumet Area Industrial Commission
  • Ravenswood Community Council
  • Skilken
  • Six Corners Association
  • River North Businesses
  • Various Private Groupon Customers
  • John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
  • Illinois Medical District Guest House
  • Little Village Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Medical District
  • Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
  • SSA #32, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation
  • SSA #42, South Shore Chamber Inc.
  • SSA #29, West Town Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #33, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #35, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
  • SSA #34, Uptown United
  • Department of General Services – City of Chicago
  • Deborah’s Place
  • The Admiral at the Lake
  • The Community Builders
  • The Habitat Company
  • Big Buzz Entertainment Group – Chicago RibFest
  • 57th St. Children’s Book Fair
  • Pitchfork Music Festival

Partner Programs

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