This holiday season, join United Way of Metro Chicago and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across the region who continue to face the challenge of food insecurity. United Way, in partnership with local community organizations will once again host Uniting for the Holidays, a festive, “drive-through” event taking place in ten suburban communities from mid-November to mid-December. Your support will help ensure thousands of families across the region receive a meal and gifts that will brighten their holiday.

Meeting our neighbors’ most basic needs, such as food security, is a key part of United Way’s approach to building a stronger, more equitable region and your generous support makes this possible. YOU can make a difference this holiday season!


10 communities – One Great Cause

Thanksgiving Dinner
DES PLAINES
Wednesday, November 17

Thanksgiving Dinner
PALATINE
Thursday, November 18

December Holiday Meal
WEST CHICAGO
Wednesday, December 1

December Holiday Meal
HARVEY
Wednesday, December 8

December Holiday Meal
BLUE ISLAND/ROBBINS
Thursday, December 9

December Holiday Meal
FORD HEIGHTS/CHICAGO HEIGHTS
Friday, December 10

December Holiday Meal
ELGIN
Wednesday, December 15

December Holiday Meal
SKOKIE
Thursday, December 16


Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please download and complete the event sponsorship form.
Coming soon!


Donate to Uniting for the Holidays

Thank you for your donation. To become an event sponsor, please download and complete the event sponsorship form.
For more ways to make a donation click here.


To donate by stock, wire transfer or other assets, please email donorhelp@LIVEUNITEDchicago.org 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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