CARATS are CHARMING individuals,  ACTIVELY involved in our organization, and in our communities.  CARATS are RESPONSIBLE women,  APPRECIATIVE of our heritage.  Carats are TRUTHFUL and SINCERE in our endeavors.

We are CARATS.

The CARATS, Incorporated is a national organization.  The 15 chapter membership is comprised of more than 350 distinguished and accomplished women who are dedicated to community service and charitable giving initiatives.

The mission of CARATS, Incorporated is to promote civic, educational and social involvement in local communities.
The organization contributes, annually, to a local charity in the city of one of its 15 chapters.

COVID-19 Update/Information

We are trying to survive COVID-19. We will try to provide information as we get it. Please see below:

Current policy on C-19 leads to these results.  Its time to speak up about this.

https://www.propublica.org/article/early-data-shows-african-americans-have-contracted-and-died-of-coronavirus-at-an-alarming-rate
As of Friday morning, African Americans made up almost half of Milwaukee County’s 945 cases and 81% of its 27 deaths in a county whose population is 26% black. Milwaukee is one of the few places in the United States that is tracking the racial breakdown of people who have been infected by the novel coronavirus, offering a glimpse at the disproportionate destruction it is inflicting on black communities nationwide.

In Michigan, where the state’s population is 14% black, African Americans made up 35% of cases and 40% of deaths as of Friday morning. Detroit, where a majority of residents are black, has emerged as a hot spot with a high death toll. As has New Orleans. Louisiana has not published case breakdowns by race, but 40% of the state’s deaths have happened in Orleans Parish, where the majority of residents are black.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/stop-looking-away-race-covid-19-victims/609250/
On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health became one of the few state offices to release some racial data. And the data showed a pandemic within the pandemic: African Americans are significantly overrepresented in infection rates in Illinois, while whites and Latinos are significantly underrepresented. African Americans make up 14.6 percent of the state population, but 28 percent of confirmed cases of the coronavirus. White people comprise 76.9 percent of the Illinois population, and 39 percent of the confirmed cases. Latinos comprise 17.4 percent of the state population, and 7 percent of the cases. In Illinois, Asian Americans were the only racial group without a significant disparity between their state population, at 5.9 percent, and confirmed cases, at 4 percent. (Nearly a third of cases were recorded as “other” or left blank. Illinois did not release racial data on Native Americans, or on testing, hospitalization, and death rates by race.) https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2020/04/02/black-people-make-up-12-of-michigans-population-and-at-least-40-of-its-coronavirus-deaths
The coronavirus is infecting and killing an alarming proportion of Black residents in Michigan.

Black people make up 12% of Michigan’s population. But of the state’s 417 coronavirus deaths, 40% are Black, 26% are white, 30% are unknown, and 4% are mixed race or other, according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Of the nearly 11,000 who tested positive for the coronavirus, 35% are Black, 25% white, 34% are unknown. An additional 6% represent other races.

How to make a mask:

https://www.today.com/style/how-make-face-mask-fabric-home-t177225