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01.06.21

United Way of Illinois Launches '21 Week Equity Challenge'

United Way of Illinois is launching a '21 Week Equity Challenge' this week. Following a year of unrest and strife, this free, online learning program will provide lessons and resources for Illinoisians to learn about racial issues and systemic inequalities, together.

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12.16.20

Chicago organizations benefit from MacKenzie Scott’s generosity

United Way of Metro Chicago announced this week Scott has donated $25 million, the single largest donation in the organization’s history. “To have this $25 million investment come completely unexpectedly from MacKenzie Scott was just remarkable and overwhelming in what it means for our community,” said Sean Garrett, United Way’s local president & CEO.

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12.16.20

Drive-through food giveaway provides holiday dinner for 500 families in Elgin

Over 350 cars lined up, some hours early, for a drive-through holiday dinner giveaway at the Elgin Sports Complex Tuesday. "Uniting for the Holidays," a United Way program sponsored locally by Seigle's Cabinet Center and the Seigle Family Foundation, provided frozen turkeys and side dishes for 500 families in need during the giveaway, in addition to tote bags with masks and hand sanitizers, backpacks for kids, diapers, children's books and more.

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05.28.20

Elgin Contributes $50,000 To COVID Fund

The city of Elgin is contributing $50,000 to the Elgin COVID Response Fund, which was established in partnership with local foundations and now totals nearly $150,000.

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05.26.20

Elgin City Council Expected To Give $60K To Nonprofits Helping Struggling Business Owners, Families

The city of Elgin plans to donate $60,000 to nonprofit organizations helping families and small businesses struggling financially because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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05.24.20

Chicago-area Philanthropies Step Up To Support Southland Nonprofits On Frontlines Of COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the south suburbs, impacting thousands of families and exacerbating the economic and public health disparities endemic to the region, a pair of relief funds have popped up to help the Southland’s most vulnerable residents.

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05.20.20

United Way of Metro Chicago Offers Fans Change to Win a "Virtual Hangout" With NFL Players

As part of our collective efforts to #stayhomestaystrong, United Way of Metro Chicago announced today the launch of a virtual hangout fundraiser with National Football League (NFL) players.

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05.20.20

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Awards ICNA Relief $25,000

An award of $25,000 was given by the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund in recognition of ICNA Relief's outstanding impact and tireless efforts to meet the needs of those impacted by COVID-19 through wage loss, school closures or other extreme circumstances.

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05.17.20

Donations Sought for New Elgin COVID-19 Response Fund to Help People Struggling to Pay Bills During Pandemic

An Elgin Covid Response Fund has been set up to raise and provide money to nonprofit agencies working with local residents struggling to pay for rent, food and other expenses during the coronavirus pandemic.

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05.15.20

Elgin COVID-19 Response Fund Established for Nonprofits

A new Elgin COVID Response Fund has been established to help nonprofits that serve Elgin residents, officials said Friday.

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05.15.20

‘Sweet Home Chicago’ Telethon, Sponsored by Area CEOs, to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts Saturday

Business leaders from Chicago’s financial, development and entertainment industries are banding together to raise funds for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, along with other local charities and coronavirus relief efforts.

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05.06.20

Help Those Most Affected By the COVID-19 Pandemic in Chicago

Never before have we seen so many of our neighbors in financial need as we are experiencing during the unexpected coronavirus pandemic. You can make a difference in the lives of those most affected by this economic debacle by making a donation to the "Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund".

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04.29.20

NBC Sports Chicago to Air Fundraiser to Benefit Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving our Region’s Most Vulnerable Neighbors

NBC Sports Chicago has announced a special fundraising event: Be Chicago: “Together We Can”. Sean Garrett, the CEO of United Way Of Metro Chicago, and Kevin Cross, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Chicago, join Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet to preview the event. WGNRadio's Bob Sirott Reports.

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