Remember Karamu On Giving Tuesday And All Season long

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday kicks off the season of charitable giving when many focus on their holiday and end of year giving. Since its founding in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a global movement that celebrates and supports giving to non-profit organizations like ours.

In the last twelve months, Karamu, in partnership with the hundreds of small business childcare centers and residential childcare homes that we sponsor, served more than 4.7 million nutritious meals to over 86,000 children in our community. Karamu also promotes the childcare community through free childcare conferences, grants designed to help childcare providers meet licensing standards, childcare provider counseling, and we provide childcare referrals to help parents find quality care while enabling childcare owners and operators to grow their small businesses.

This Giving Tuesday please consider a donation to Karamu - a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of those right here in our community. Your donation to Karamu will not only help you at tax time, but it will also help Karamu in fulfilling our mission to provide low cost, high value services to the hundreds of childcare providers we support and the families who benefit from their labor of love.

Ready to make a tax deductible donation to help us with our mission to serve the child care community? Please click here.

Ready to make a tax deductible donation to help us with our mission to serve the child care community? Please click here.


The Karamu Nutrition Program (KNP) is the largest and one of the fastest growing non-profit food program sponsors in Tennessee. Karamu’s founder and Executive Director, Dr. Vera Corley-Sims, is a retired childcare provider and a nationally known advocate for provider and children’s causes.


Karamu is a provider friendly organization which has built a strong reputation of treating its providers with respect and courtesy; Dr. Vera will have it no other way!


Karamu’s mission is to provide a variety of services for childcare providers. However, our core service is CACFP sponsorship. In fact, Dr. Vera originally founded Karamu to serve as a CACFP sponsor.

Karamu Nutrition Program Inc.

2670 Union Ave Ext

Suite 900

Memphis, TN 38112


phone: 901.327.8401 


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Karamu Nutrition Program, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.