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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Volunteer Opportunities

Sometimes, making a difference is as easy as picking up a paint brush and refreshing a community center. Other times, it’s a weekly commitment like tutoring a high school student. Whether you give an hour a week or an hour a year, your volunteer efforts make you a critical player in the fight for stronger neighborhoods across the Chicago region.

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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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