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"The Weekly Show" Community Affairs with 2-1-1

2-1-1 and United Way of Metro Chicago staff sat down with Paulina Roe of iHeart Radio to discuss the one-year anniversary of 211 Metro Chicago - and its impact.

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211 Metro Chicago Marks One Year of Service, Connecting Over 100,000 Residents to Vital Resources

In its first year of service, 211 Metro Chicago has connected more than 100,000 Cook County residents in need with critical health and social services.

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With 1 in 5 Chicagoans facing hunger, local nonprofits partner to build better food access

Nonprofits Vivery Community and 211 Metro Chicago have announced a partnership to address food insecurity in Chicago.

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Volunteers join forces with United Way, food bank to distribute meal boxes to those in need in Elgin area

It’s going to be a rough holiday for some, and Pult was among about 20 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield who tried to make things a little better by passing out food boxes and small gift bags at Elgin Community College made available by the United Way of Metro Chicago and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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'Uniting for the Holidays' meal giveaway spreads holiday joy in Robbins

A meal giveaway in south suburban Robbins Friday spread joy for the holidays.

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Make A Difference This Giving Tuesday With BMO & United Way

It’s Giving Tuesday, the world’s largest day of generosity. If you’re looking for a way to give back, here’s your chance.

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5 ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday in the Chicago area

Giving Tuesday is an annual event that occurs on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, encouraging people around the world to contribute to charity.

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BMO and United Way partner up to support West Side students for Giving Tuesday

Hundreds of BMO employees gave their time and energy on Giving Tuesday, packing thousands of snack bags that will be distributed to school kids on Chicago's West Side.

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Giving Tuesday: Pastor Corey Brooks hopes to raise $10M to complete Woodlawn community center

Pastor Corey Brooks with Project H.O.O.D. has spent years raising millions of dollars to build a community center in Woodlawn.

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‘Giving Tuesday' offers refresher after spend-heavy holidays

After a weekend dedicated to “shop-til-you-drop” ethos, “Giving Tuesday” offers residents a chance to do something good in their communities, and NBC’s Kye Martin has the story.

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How Chicago's 211 helpline staff works to address 'hidden needs' of residents

During this time, when so many people need help, United Way and Chicago officials want to remind residents that they can dial 211 to find and access social services in the Chicago area.

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Announcing the United Neighborhoods Equity Fund 2023 – 2025 Grantees

United Way of Metro Chicago announced the grantees of the third cohort of the United Neighborhoods Equity Fund. The 2023–2025 cohort includes nine small, BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) nonprofits throughout the Chicago region. Each of the grantees will be awarded $50,000 of unrestricted funds over two years to be used according to the needs of each nonprofit.

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Announcing the 2023-2025 Board Chair

United Way of Metro Chicago is honored to announce the appointment of Linda Coberly, Chair, Appellate & Critical Motions at Winston & Strawn LLP, to a two-year term as the Chair for the Board of Directors for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.

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