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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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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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09.02.21

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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07.16.20

Solidarity in South Chicago

Residents in South Chicago are hurting. They’ve lost their loved ones to COVID-19. They’ve been struggling to pay their bills. And they’re witnessing police violence on the news and in the...

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04.29.20

When Staying Home Doesn’t Mean Staying Safe

When we think of basic necessities, we often consider food, water, shelter and clothing.  Add a phone to that list. In situations where a phone is the only connection to a support system, it is...

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