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Uniting for the Holidays

Our Director of Community Engagement – Jackie Rosa – speaks with NBC Chicago about how you can support families this holiday season with Uniting for the Holidays.

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Wins the Chicago Innovation Award

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund — launched by United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust in March — received the “Collaboration Award” at the 2020 Chicago Innovation Awards in October. Each year, the awards shine a light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on innovations that fill unmet needs and improve people’s lives.

United Way’s Marilyn Jackson Named Notable Marketing Executive

United Way’s Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer Marilyn Jackson was featured in Crain’s 2020 Notable Executives in Marketing. Most recently, Marilyn led the development of the digital framework for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund and the Illinois Response Fund, collectively raising $65 million in 90 days.

This Chicago Hot Dog Stand Has the Most Insulting Curbside Pickup Ever

It’s not just empty insults, either: They are donating a portion of every sale to the Chicago Black Owned Restaurant Relief Fund as well as the Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund.

Craving Normalcy During The Pandemic? You Can Still Get ‘Charred’ By The Wiener’s Circle — Curbside Or Via FaceTime

All sales support the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund and the Chicago Black-Owned Restaurant Relief Fund started by Black People Eats.

Elgin Contributes $50,000 To COVID Fund

The city of Elgin is contributing $50,000 to the Elgin COVID Response Fund, which was established in partnership with local foundations and now totals nearly $150,000.

Elgin City Council Expected To Give $60K To Nonprofits Helping Struggling Business Owners, Families

The city of Elgin plans to donate $60,000 to nonprofit organizations helping families and small businesses struggling financially because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Awards ICNA Relief $25,000

An award of $25,000 was given by the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund in recognition of ICNA Relief’s outstanding impact and tireless efforts to meet the needs of those impacted by COVID-19 through wage loss, school closures or other extreme circumstances.

Chicago-area Philanthropies Step Up To Support Southland Nonprofits On Frontlines Of COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the south suburbs, impacting thousands of families and exacerbating the economic and public health disparities endemic to the region, a pair of relief funds have popped up to help the Southland’s most vulnerable residents.