“It’s not how much we
give, but how much love
we put into giving.”
– Mother Teresa

Val J. Halamandaris and Mother Teresa

Our Mission

The Caring Institute has promoted the values of caring, integrity, and public service since 1985. Our nonprofit was formed that year at the behest of Mother Teresa. Stirred by her example, we have always held fast to this ideal: Most problems can be solved if human beings truly care for one another. We celebrate heroic people for their selfless service to the dying, disabled, and disadvantaged. Their dedication to public service uplifts us all and ennobles the human race.


We’re committed to spreading the caring credo: you can do well by doing good. The true yardstick of success, as we constantly stress, is how much you do for others. To reinforce this standard, we continue to broadcast a message of social responsibility. It comes from our faith that one person, with the heart and will, can make a difference in the world.

Featured Videos

Here are some brief inspirational videos from past Caring Award Winners. We hope you enjoy them.

John WoodenIV.mp4 Cal Ripken Caring.mp4
John Wooden Cal Ripkin
Kurt & Brenda Warner IV.mp4 Jane Seymour IV.mp4
Kurt and Brenda Warner Jane Seymour, OBE
Honor FLight Network.mp4 Adams Sisters Paper for Water.mp4
Jeff Miller and Earl Morse Isabelle and Katherine Adams