211 Metro Chicago Marks One Year of Service, Connecting Over 100,000 Residents to Vital Resources

In its first year of service, 211 Metro Chicago has connected more than 100,000 Cook County residents in need with critical health and social services.

211 Helpline Connects Cook County Residents to Health and Social Services: ‘It’s Those Everyday Emergencies’

Have you heard of 211? It’s a free hotline connecting people to everyday services — from housing resources to utility payment assistance.

Amplían acceso a recursos de comida para residentes de Chicago y el condado de Cook

211 Metro Chicago se asocia con Vivery para que residentes de Chicago y del condado de Cook puedan tener información más eficiente y accesible a los más de 900 programas alimentarios en el área.

24/7 hotline 211 Metro partners with food bank network

Help line 211 Metro Chicago, hoping to streamline its health and social services, is using an online tool to help fight food insecurity.

Letter to the Editor: 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.

Volunteers join forces with United Way, food bank to distribute meal boxes to those in need in Elgin area

It’s going to be a rough holiday for some, and Pult was among about 20 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield who tried to make things a little better by passing out food boxes and small gift bags at Elgin Community College made available by the United Way of Metro Chicago and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

‘Uniting for the Holidays’ meal giveaway spreads holiday joy in Robbins

A meal giveaway in south suburban Robbins Friday spread joy for the holidays.

Giving Tuesday: Pastor Corey Brooks hopes to raise $10M to complete Woodlawn community center

Pastor Corey Brooks with Project H.O.O.D. has spent years raising millions of dollars to build a community center in Woodlawn.

BMO and United Way partner up to support West Side students for Giving Tuesday

Hundreds of BMO employees gave their time and energy on Giving Tuesday, packing thousands of snack bags that will be distributed to school kids on Chicago’s West Side.

5 ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday in the Chicago area

Giving Tuesday is an annual event that occurs on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, encouraging people around the world to contribute to charity.