Meeting our neighbors’ needs is a key part of our work to build stronger neighborhoods. As the winter season approaches, these needs are changing, and United Way stands ready to help.

Last weekend, we spread holiday cheer to families in West Chicago at our annual United for the Holidays event. Families received coats, winter accessories, toys, a warm meal and more! Kids also shared their Christmas lists with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, created ornaments with their loved ones and rocked around the gym to holiday music.

United Way sends many thanks to our generous corporate and individual sponsors, agency partners and volunteers who helped to make United for the Holidays a success.

Read the family testimonials below to learn how United for the Holidays impacted our neighbors, and learn how you can give a gift to brighten someone’s holiday season!