April Food Day 2022

April Food Day is United Way of Metro Chicago’s annual food collection event and awards luncheon that addresses food insecurity in the south-southwest suburbs, a region facing high levels of poverty and systemic education, health, and wealth inequities that were amplified by COVID-19.

Uniting for the Holidays 2021

This holiday season, join United Way of Metro Chicago and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across the region who continue to face the challenge of food insecurity.

WU Homeless to Housing Basket Drive

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United affinity group is collecting new household items for families across the region and we need your help!

IGNITE 2021: A Virtual Dessert Party

You’re invited to IGNITE 2021! Sweeten up your quarantine with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United. We’re mixing things up this year and throwing a virtual dessert party led by the Boka Restaurant Group. Their chefs will teach us how to make amazing pastries that your Instagram followers will surely envy.

Uniting for the Holidays 2020

Thank you to our partners, donors, and volunteers who came together to provide a brighter holiday for our neighbors across the region. While our Uniting for the Holidays events may have ended, the need continues. You can still make a gift to United Way of Metro Chicago and support our commitment to helping families across the region meet their most basic needs.

Cheers to You! A Campaign Heroes Celebration

THANK YOU for joining us to celebrate YOU and all the ways we are building stronger neighborhoods together! During the 2019/2020 Campaign year, you helped raise more than $47 Million for our neighbors and neighborhoods across the Chicago region.

2020 Stronger Neighborhoods

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2020 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon celebrates the power and resolve of greater Chicago to build a stronger, more vibrant region.

Spreading Holiday Cheer in West Chicago


IGNITE is a festive, mid-winter party bringing together Chicago area VIPs and young professionals for an evening of live music, dancing , hors d’oeuvres and cocktails—all to raise funds to support United Way’s workforce development efforts to provide our neighbors with critical access to job training and placement.

United for the Holidays 2019

Our annual United for the Holidays is a festive community event taking place on December 7 in the West Chicago Neighborhood Network.