United Way of Metro Chicago Volunteer Care Projects give your employees a chance to meet a community need without ever leaving the office—we bring the project to you! Once you select which project you’d like to complete, we’ll work with your team to facilitate the event for you or provide you with all the information and instructions you need to self-facilitate your team’s care project.
After completing a care project, your team will better understand some of the issues impacting our neighbors and how, united, we are building stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region.
Care Project Kits
Each Literacy Kit (Lit Kit) includes a book and a volunteer-created prop, game, or other activity to make reading interactive and enjoyable.
Completed Lit Kits are distributed to early learning centers, after-school programs, and local schools. Our three Lit Kits are Goodnight Moon, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See, and I Am Yoga.
Self-care is an important part of feeling safe and healthy, and personal hygiene items go a long way in addressing these needs.
These kits include soap, shampoo, deodorant, combs, dental and skin care items, all packaged in a Ziploc bag.
Hunger is a real issue that many of our neighbors’ face across the region. Help support this need by packing a snack pack which includes items such as trail mix, fig bars, goldfish, granola bars, fruit snacks, apple sauce, and more.
Baby Kits provide the essentials new parents need to care for their babies— including diapers, wipes, formula, and laundry detergent—which volunteers will assemble into kits.
Ready to get started? Please complete and submit the below care project request form and a United Way team member will follow-up with next steps and confirm all the details for your care project. United, we will build stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region.