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06.17.20

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Allocates Additional $6 Million in Grants

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund announced the fourth round of funding totaling $6 million. Grants will be allocated to 176 community organizations serving clients in the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The funds will aid coordinated community response efforts, including food access, cash assistance and mental health services.

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04.10.20

The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need. Reset checks in with one of the leaders of the fund to hear about the latest developments.

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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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08.12.20

Looming Housing Crisis Calls for Short & Long-Term Solutions

The United States is on the cusp of the worst housing crisis in its history. Our neighbors have lost their jobs and are struggling to afford their rent and mortgage payments. Though evictions have...

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07.28.20

Farm Workers Feed Our Families

Summer is here, and with this warm weather comes our favorite seasonal staples — fresh produce and (socially distant) barbecues.  While chowing down on fresh watermelon or corn on the cob, have...

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06.17.20

Moving Forward Together 

Our region is slowly reopening, but our neighbors are still facing great challenges.  United Way of Metro Chicago and our partner The Chicago Community Trust are continuing to respond to their needs...

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06.15.20

Feeding Families At the Ballpark

This time of year, Wrigley Field is typically teeming with players and fans. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this historic ballpark looks a lot different these days.  It’s instead filled with...

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06.09.20

Protecting In-Home Care Workers

For some essential workers being on the front lines doesn’t mean going to a hospital or doctors’ office every day, but rather someone’s home. Despite the great risks, home care aides like...

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05.26.20

Our Neighbors on the Front Lines

All year long, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) provides healthcare to our underserved neighbors on Chicago’s West side and western suburbs. In the wake of COVID-19, PCC jumped into action to...

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05.19.20

In a Pandemic, Information Is A Lifeline

Information is critical to staying safe and healthy during this pandemic.  A guide for proper sanitation can lower the risk of contracting COVID-19. A call to a helpline can move someone from the...

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05.08.20

Donors Get Creative to Support Community

Times of crisis can bring out the best of humankind. The recent coronavirus pandemic is no different. Take Kelly Reed for example.  The current state of the world inspired this local musician,...

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05.05.20

Hats Off to the Classroom Heroes

After several weeks of the coronavirus stay-at-home order, the governor determined that schools won’t reopen until the fall. This means that students will lose precious class time and miss...

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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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