From Elgin to Chicago Heights, 3,000 families received meals, gifts, backpacks, PPE and more at Uniting for the Holidays this year. To every donor, community partner, volunteer and sponsor who supported our regional events — Thank You! You provided holiday cheer at a time when our community needs it most. YOU made difference this holiday season!

While our Uniting for the Holidays events may have ended, the need continues. You can still make a gift to Uniting for the Holidays through December 31 and support our commitment to helping families across the region meet their most basic needs. Meeting our neighbors’ most basic needs, such as food security, is a key part of United Way’s approach to regional recovery and your generous support makes this possible. Thank you.

Community Partners

Many thanks to our community partners for your support in providing a brighter holiday for our neighbors across the region.

Beloved Wellness

Blue Cap

Catholic Charities: Des Plaines

Cornerstone Community Development Corporation

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Partners for Our Communities (POC)

Respond Now

St. Andrew Lutheran Church

Top Box Foods

WeGo Together for Kids



If you are a community member in need of support, please visit our Neighborhood Services page to find local resources and services.

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who made this event possible.

Regional Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Participating Sponsors

Community Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

Donate to Uniting for the Holidays

Thank you for your donation. For more ways to make a donation click here.

To make a donation by stock, wire transfer or other assets, please contact Mary Pat Rooney at or 312.906.2238

To pay by check, please note “Uniting for the Holidays” on the check and make checks payable to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Please mail by US Postal Service to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago I 231196 Momentum Place I Chicago, IL 60689.

If shipping by UPS, FedEx, or messenger service, please send to United Way of Metro Chicago I Fifth Third Wholesale Lockbox I Lockbox #231196 I 4900 W 95th Street I Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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