“The Weekly Show” Community Affairs with 2-1-1

2-1-1 and United Way of Metro Chicago staff sat down with Paulina Roe of iHeart Radio to discuss the one-year anniversary of 211 Metro Chicago – and its impact.

‘Giving Tuesday’ offers refresher after spend-heavy holidays

After a weekend dedicated to “shop-til-you-drop” ethos, “Giving Tuesday” offers residents a chance to do something good in their communities, and NBC’s Kye Martin has the story.

Make A Difference This Giving Tuesday With BMO & United Way

It’s Giving Tuesday, the world’s largest day of generosity. If you’re looking for a way to give back, here’s your chance.

Como inmigrante puedes estar desaprovechando algunas ayudas diseñadas para ti: te contamos

Gabriel García, director de 211 Metro Chicago, señala que a través de esta línea los latinos pueden encontrar ayuda para buscar empleo, asistencia alimentaria, programas de salud mental y hasta servicios legales; sin embargo, asegura que los inmigrantes no están aprovechando este recurso. “Cuando la gente tiene cualquier necesidad puede llamar y conocer cuáles son las opciones en sus comunidades”, indica García.

CBS 2 joins the United Way for April Food Day to curb food insecurity

It is a massive operation meant to help families struggling with food insecurity. Thursday is April Food Day and CBS 2 is proud to partner with the United Way to help.

CBS 2, United Way partnering for ‘April Food Day’

It’s a massive operation meant to help families in need. Thursday is April Food Day – an annual food distribution event – and CBS 2 is proud to partner with the United Way to tackle food insecurity.

BMO celebrates record setting Employee Giving Campaign

Recently, we got a first-hand look at the first ever BMO flash mob dance at the United Center celebrating the exceptional and record breaking 2022 Employee Giving Campaign. That makes BMO the number one United Way donor in Chicago for the last ten years.

Chicago, Cook County residents gain new resource when in need: 211 Metro Chicago

The city and county have jointly launched a new, free resource for individuals who need health or social services support: 211 Metro Chicago. Now available via phone, text, or web chat, 211 Metro Chicago is a database search for all Cook County residents.

BMO kicks off Employee Giving Campaign in Chicago

United Way joined BMO, our #1 corporate partner, as they kicked off their 2022 Employee Giving Campaign and shared with WGN’s Daytime Chicago how employee giving and our partnership help build a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

United Way of Metro Chicago Uniting for the Holidays 2022

WGN spoke with Sean Garrett, president and CEO of United Way of Metro Chicago, about addressing families’ basic needs this holiday season and how we can support our communities.