The Caring Institute
sponsors a number of programs to inspire, encourage, and reward
acts of caring. The Caring
Awards recognize and honor the contributions of great humanitarians.
The Caring Hall of
Fame, located at the Frederick
Douglass Museum on Capitol Hill, is a living memorial to
these extraordinary role models. And the Dream 4 Kids program
fulfills the last wish of young hospice patients who long to
visit Disney World.
Every year, we pay tribute to the most
caring adults and young adults in the world. Nominations
are taken year round, and anyone can visit our website
a candidate. The nominees are submitted for a yearly
vote to our board
of trustees, representing leaders in a wide range of
fields. The winners are equally diverse, and this becomes
clear when their stories appear in the award-winning magazine CARING.
They are also honored at a series of events in Washington,
DC, and inducted into the Caring
Hall of Fame.
Youth Educational Programs
Young adult winners of the Caring Awards receive scholarship
funds to help them pursue their goal of contributing to society.
We encourage school children to do the same on tours of the Frederick
Douglass Museum and Caring
Hall of Fame, featuring photos and stories of great humanitarians,
past and present. As they tour the galleries, students come
to realize that one person can make a difference. That’s
also what famed Douglass reenactor, Frederick
Morsell tells them when we bring his program to local
schools and when he performs at our annual children’s
party in honor of Black History Month.
Dreams 4 Kids Program at Disney World
The institute helps kids who wish on a star and pray for
their dreams to come true. Many terminally ill children long
to visit Disney World, as members of the home care and hospice
community have come to learn. Based on their input, we select
children and their families for a free trip to this wondrous
resort, where they enjoy six days of Mickey, Minnie and magic.
In years to come, this special time leaves warm memories
of love and laughter that live on in the hearts of grieving
We provide work experiences for public-service-minded youth.
The time they spend with us gives them a chance to address
value-driven issues and explore their career objectives in
a place that fosters true concern for all.