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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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01.15.24

Ashanti's Future Is Bright in Ford Heights

Ashanti Johnson is pursuing her dreams in Ford Heights. Having recently participated in Cornerstone Community Development Corporation's workforce development program, she's working hard to make her future career a reality.

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01.08.24

This Is Why Chicago Still Needs United Way

Almost six years ago, Crain's Chicago Business published an article asking, "Does the world still need United Way?" Crain's was right that United Way needed to evolve. Five years later, under the leadership of President and CEO Sean Garrett, the new United Way of Metro Chicago has an entirely new model and is making a tangible impact across the region.

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12.18.23

Uniting for the Holidays Gives Food and Hope

More than 30% of households in Cook County have difficulty meeting their basic needs, including access to food. Uniting for the Holidays is United Way's response to this need, providing thousands of holiday meals and gifts to our neighbors throughout the Chicago region.

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12.19.22

Nurturing Our Neighbors This Holiday Season

Maria and her family participated in Uniting for the Holidays, a series of drive-through events providing meals and gifts for thousands of residents in eight Chicago suburbs, including Palatine, where Maria has lived for more than 20 years.

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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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11.27.20

Uniting for the Holidays Feeds Families Across the Region

Cars lined the block as families and volunteers loaded pounds of food into their trunks. In the backseats, kids smiled and hugged their new stuffed animals, and parents were excited to give their...

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