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12.29.21

Communities Reconnect through Holiday Traditions and Service

All throughout the city and suburban region—no matter the circumstances—people have found ways to connect and support each other, to celebrate diverse cultural traditions and our shared humanity, from tree and Menorah lightings to parades and winter markets.

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12.15.21

One Year Later: MacKenzie Scott Gift Accelerates Impact and Opportunity

Exactly one year ago today, United Way of Metro Chicago announced its single largest donation in the organization’s 80+ year history.

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12.14.21

The Giving Spirit at Uniting for the Holidays

Antonio Battee stands on the sidewalk outside Cornerstone Community Development Corporation in Ford Heights, waiting patiently for a box of food and a bag filled with children’s books, snacks and hand sanitizer, the Uniting for the Holidays logo screen printed on the outside of the red canvas tote.

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01.12.22

Uniting for the Holidays Brightens the Season for 3,000+ Families

Boxes of healthy produce, frozen turkeys, stuffed animals and bright red tote bags filled with children’s books and hand sanitizer overflowed on folding tables lining the curb, waiting to be given...

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12.29.21

Communities Reconnect through Holiday Traditions and Service

All throughout the city and suburban region—no matter the circumstances—people have found ways to connect and support each other, to celebrate diverse cultural traditions and our shared humanity, from tree and Menorah lightings to parades and winter markets.

Read More

12.15.21

One Year Later: MacKenzie Scott Gift Accelerates Impact and Opportunity

Exactly one year ago today, United Way of Metro Chicago announced its single largest donation in the organization’s 80+ year history.

Read More

12.14.21

The Giving Spirit at Uniting for the Holidays

Antonio Battee stands on the sidewalk outside Cornerstone Community Development Corporation in Ford Heights, waiting patiently for a box of food and a bag filled with children’s books, snacks and hand sanitizer, the Uniting for the Holidays logo screen printed on the outside of the red canvas tote.

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11.16.21

Shop Local, Make a Difference

Whether shopping for the holidays or looking for gift ideas year-round, make a difference with each purchase! Give a gift that gives back by supporting these local social enterprises founded by some of United Way of Metro Chicago’s nonprofit partners.

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10.13.21

My AmeriCorps Journey

Meet Jessica: As an AmeriCorps member this past year, she served as a multimedia journalist with United Way of Metro Chicago, using storytelling to serve the community and gain invaluable experience. Read Jessica’s story and the highlights of her service year.

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10.04.21

Backpacks and Building Back in West Chicago

The weight of a backpack amounts to more than just pencils and notebooks. In a community like West Chicago, a backpack represents a student, a family and their access to basic needs resources. Amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community has been working with students and families to make ends meet. The progress towards building back stronger continues.

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09.27.21

Peace Initiatives Cultivate Unity in Little Village

Esmeralda Gonzalez has a vision that one day when you Google search Little Village, the results are not shrouded by negativity or news of violence but instead are filled with stories that celebrate stories that celebrate the community's rich Latinx heritage and culture.

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09.02.21

BPNC Immigrant Program Encourages Residents to Stay in the Neighborhood

Brighton Park is a family-oriented community made up of immigrants. With neighborhoods shifting due to gentrification, immigrant families seek to stay connected to their new communities and their culture.

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08.14.21

Introducing the Andrew J. McKenna Leadership Award

Andy McKenna is a life-long Chicagoan who understands that the Chicago region is shaped by the people who step forward and invest their time and energy in advancing the civic and philanthropic needs of the region. Andy is one of these leaders whose commitment and boundless energy set the bar high for Chicago’s civic and philanthropic community. He often works behind the scenes to mentor nonprofit leaders and fellow board members.

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