Why Get Involved With United Way

At United Way, we believe every person in every neighborhood should have equal access to quality healthcare, education, employment opportunities and a safety net of basic needs. We’re committed to seeing every neighborhood become a place where individuals and families can thrive. But we need your help to meet this goal. United, we can create stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region.

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Affinity Groups & Giving Societies

Making a long term impact is difficult to do alone. That’s why we believe driving change is more effective, and more fun, when we do it together. Join an affinity group or a giving society to increase your impact and grow your leadership alongside others who share your passion for our community. Through volunteering, fundraising and networking, these diverse groups are fighting for a stronger Chicago.

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Corporate Partners

Local businesses fuel our economy and our city. Enhance your company’s impact and highlight your commitment to Chicago by aligning your corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals with United Way. We offer a variety of opportunities for your company to join us in unleashing the potential of greater Chicago.

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Get to know United Way and the passionate go-getters who make our work possible by attending one of our upcoming events. Join us for a networking event, festive fundraiser or community service event and connect with other socially engaged Chicagoans.

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Learning & Development Programs

United Way brings together business, community, civic and philanthropic leaders to provide key insights into the challenges facing our community and how we can come together to create solutions, give back and build a brighter future for all our neighbors. Participants in United Way learning and development programs will learn the skills for how to most effectively serve on a nonprofit board, how to become better informed about racial equity, and how companies can work to address neighborhood inequities through business solutions.

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Volunteer Opportunities

United Way of Metro Chicago offers a variety of ways to volunteer and give back to your community. Whether you’re looking to get out into the community, volunteer virtually from home, or volunteer as a team at your company’s office, we have a project for you! Get connected with meaningful volunteer opportunities that create impact across the Chicago region.

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Ways to Give

Generosity comes in many forms. Whether you’re making a gift through your IRA or as part of your planned legacy, your generous support is helping to create stronger, more equitable neighborhoods right here in the Chicago region. United Way of Metro Chicago is committed to working alongside our community partners to build a Chicago region where every individual and every family has the opportunity to not only survive, but thrive. Your gift supports that commitment.

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Give Money.

Invest in people. Invest in your neighborhood. Invest in a stronger Chicago.


Give Time.

Share your time. Share your talents. Share your love for community.

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