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03.18.24

Women’s History Month: “United Way Became a Part of Me”

Amy Attenberger gave $30 to United Way 20 years ago. Today, she is leading Kimberly-Clark's employee giving campaign. Amy shares her story and how United Way became her charity of choice.

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02.19.24

Black Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation on the South Side

This Black History Month, we honor and celebrate Black creativity and innovation – including local entrepreneurs who lead their businesses with passion and purpose.

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01.23.24

211 Metro Chicago Celebrates One Year of Impact

The 211 Metro Chicago contact center is calm, almost peaceful. The 2-1-1 team is anything but idle, though. Each Resource Navigator keeps their voice low so their colleagues in cubicles nearby can field calls without distraction. They’re patient and poised as they listen to someone on the other end of the line tell them about recent challenges – and what they need.

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07.26.23

Power in Partnerships

When you look at the Chicago region, what do you see? Do you see the challenges that we face? Or do you see a promising future? At United Way of Metro Chicago, we’re committed to seeing this promise, a future with stronger, more equitable communities where all people can thrive. This can only happen when we come together. Because when we’re united, positive change is truly possible.

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12.22.20

Response Fund Supports Local Youth

12-year-old Afam from Bronzeville has always been a shy kid. They’ve never been the first one to speak up or volunteer. But being in school and around friends was a comfort.  When the pandemic...

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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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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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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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04.27.20

Staying Connected While Apart 

Like many nonprofits across the region, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) has moved its work online in response to the city and state’s social-distancing guidelines.   Since the change, CMAA...

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04.17.20

Neighbors Helping Neighbors In Need

These days, when she’s not trailing after her grandson at home, Vora Long-Williams is helping her neighbors in Englewood.  As a member of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.),...

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04.09.20

Chicago Unites to Care for Community

A lot has happened in the last few weeks.  In response to the coronavirus pandemic, schools and businesses have closed. Workers have lost their jobs. Nonprofits and health care providers have been...

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