United Way of Metro Chicago Virtual Volunteer Pack and Learn Care Projects offer the opportunity to meet a community need without ever leaving your home – digitally, the project is brought to you! Once you select which project you’d like to complete, we’ll work with you individually or with your team to facilitate the project for you or provide you with all the information and instructions for self-facilitation.

After completing a pack and learn care project, you will better understand some of the issues impacting our neighbors and how, united, we are building stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region.

We also provide an In-person Volunteer Care Project opportunity.


Pack and Learn Care Project Kits


Literacy Kits:
Each Literacy Kit (Lit Kit) includes a book and a volunteer-created prop, game, or other activity to make reading interactive and enjoyable.

Completed Lit Kits are distributed to early learning centers, after-school programs, and local schools. Our three Lit Kits are Very Hungry Caterpillar, Guess How Much I Love You, and Building a House.


Hygiene Kits:
Self-care is an important part of feeling safe and healthy, and personal hygiene items go a long way in addressing these needs.

These kits include soap, shampoo, deodorant, combs, dental and skin care items, all packaged in a Ziploc bag.


Snack Packs:
Hunger is a real issue that many of our neighbors’ face across the region. Help support this need by packing a snack pack which includes items such as trail mix, fig bars, goldfish, granola bars, fruit snacks, apple sauce, and more.


Baby Kits:
Baby Kits provide the essentials new parents need to care for their babies— including diapers, wipes, formula, and laundry detergent—which volunteers will assemble into kits.

Ready to get started? Please complete and submit the below virtual pack and learn care project request form and a United Way team member will follow-up with next steps and confirm all the details for your care project. United, we will build stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region.


Virtual Pack and Learn Care Project Request Form

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