Volunteering Goes Virtual

A New Outlook on Giving Back

April Food Day 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2019 April Food Day! The annual food collection event and awards luncheon addresses food insecurity in the south-southwest suburbs, a region that is home to the fastest growing population of people living at or below the poverty line.

Passionate Volunteers Power Philanthropy

United for the Holidays 2018

Thank you to all our partners who contributed to the 2nd Annual United for the Holidays Family Resource Fair. With your support we were able to collect 350 coats, 700 books, 300 toys, and 1,000 warm weather items for children and families in the Evanston community.

United Way Volunteering 101

In honor of National Volunteer Month, our Corporate Liaison Ashley Nicoson sat down with our Digital Content Specialist, Carley Mossbrook, to discuss why United Way of Metro Chicago is the perfect one-stop shop for volunteers who want to get involved.

Corporate Volunteers Strengthen Community Ties

In a large warehouse just south of McKinley Park, Anthony Lighthall and his colleagues at National Futures Association (NFA) prepared for a busy day of community service. Outside of his human resources role at NFA, Anthony leads the company’s workplace campaign. He encourages his fellow employees to support United Way and facilitates service projects that advance our mission to build stronger neighborhoods.

Tax Assistance Gives Workers Ladder Up to a Brighter Future

The Changemakers: United Way Volunteers Make a Difference

AmeriCorps Volunteers: Chicago’s Unsung Community Champions

With three academic degrees, fluency in five languages and a slew of certificates under her belt, Gabriela Juárez Domínguez has the skills to succeed in several careers. However, the Rogers Park resident is dedicating a year of her life to improving the lives of others in the Chicago region, serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the United Way of Metro Chicago.