Kara Cares - Pull Tabs for Charity

What is Kara Cares?

Kara Cares was launched to support children and families by collecting and donating soda pop, soup, and canned food tabs. These tabs help support the Ronald McDonald House of Maryland, a "home-away-from-home" for the families of seriously ill children being treated in nearby hospitals.

Why Pop-Tabs?

Pop-tabs remind us of an important lesson: even little things make a big difference.

Pop-tabs helps families pay the bills. So, moms and dads need not worry about where they will stay while their children receive medical treatment.

Pull-Tabs for Charity!

Kara Cares collects millions of tabs

Wow! That's a LOT of TABS!!!

Kara is a Young Hero

You can be a Young Hero, too!

Kara Cares at the 2018 WJZ Red Shoe Shuffle

2018 WJZ - Red Shoe Shuffle

Thanks to Allstate for their charitable donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Maryland

Thank You Allstate!

How Can You Help?


Starting your own collection of pop-tabs to support Ronald McDonald House of Maryland is as easy as 1-2-3!

1 Grab one or more empty jars, buckets or bins

2 Add some Kara Cares flyers and stickers

3 Pull & collect as many pop-tabs as you can!

 Hint: Ask all your friends & family to pull pop-tabs too! Imagine how many pop-tabs you can collect if you all Pull Together!

When your collection of pull-tabs gets big enough, bring your tabs to our designated tab donation center at 400 E Joppa Rd, Suite 200, Towson, MD 21286 - get directions here. You can also donate your tabs directly to Ronald McDonald House of Maryland, or find your local RMH Chapter to support.

Score BIG with Teamwork!

Jarrettsville Elementary helped collect tabs with Kara Cares

Great job Jarrettsville Elementary!

2018 Red Shoe Shuffle

2018 Red Shoe Shuffle Event

2017 Patterson Mill High School Tab Donation

Thank you Patterson Mill High School!

2016 Red Shoe Shuffle Grant

2016 Red Shoe Shuffle Grant

Tab donations support the Ronald McDonald House of Maryland

Every Little Bit Helps!

About Kara Cares

Giving Back & Paying Forward

Kara's parents, John & Nicole Groff Sr. spent time at the Ronald McDonald House house in 2001 after Kara suffered from meningitis and a series of strokes. While Hopkins took care of their daughter, RMH took care of them. The family was concerned, exhausted and raw, and the folks at Ronald McDonald House made sure they had meals, clean clothes, and a bed to rest their weary souls.

Now Kara and Kara Cares are helping other families that need support, just like her family did. In her parents' eyes as well as others that know her, Kara is a young hero. Kara hopes that her story and her efforts will inspire and encourage others to take action. Every little bit helps, and WE ARE Making a Difference!

Making a Difference

Help Kara Cares support the Ronald McDonald House of MD

Kara Cares supports the Ronald McDonald House

Your tab donations are Making a Difference!

Thanks to EVERYONE who has pulled together for RMH!

2017 Before and After Tab House

Before and After - 2017 Tab House

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