Annual Days of Action Events

April Food Day

April Food Day is United Way of Metro Chicago’s annual food drive and awards luncheon that addresses food insecurity in the south-southwest suburbs, a region facing high levels of poverty and systemic education, health and wealth inequities that were amplified by COVID-19. You can support April Food Day by hosting a donation drive, volunteering or becoming a sponsor.

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Leverage our School Supply Pack & Learn opportunity to help our community partners at Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation and WeGo Together For Kids provide essential school supplies to students for the upcoming school year. This opportunity is available from June through early August to ensure that supplies are ready for the first day of school. Check back in Spring 2022 for more information and to sign up to participate in the back-to-school supply drive.


Join United Way of Metro Chicago for an Annual Day of Service and Reflection on September 11 to honor those who lost their lives and the first responders who risked their well-being to help others. We will identify the community project prior to the event date. Check out our previous 9/11 service events and register for upcoming events on our 9/11 Day of Service event page.

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Uniting for the Holidays launched in 2020 to help meet the needs of our neighbors across the region. The annual festive, drive-through event provides holiday meals, gifts and more to brighten the holiday season for thousands of families and individuals in ten communities across the Chicago region. You can support Uniting for the Holidays by becoming a sponsor or volunteering.

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