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United Way Adopt-a-Family Holiday Drive

Share your holiday cheer with a family in need in one of UWMC’s Neighborhood Network communities! Your generous gift of clothes, toys, and grocery gift cards will brighten the season for parents and kids who otherwise would go without. Sign up as an individual, family or company. Check out our FAQs about the drive and learn how you can participate!

Media coverage highlights UWMC as leaders of change

Recent media coverage illustrates United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s role on different levels in leading and resourcing change in our region. Part of United Way’s unique value is that we do play the role of advocate, funder, partner, and innovator on both a neighborhood and regional level. These stories are good examples of that…. Wendy DuBoe, UWMC President & CEO, was recently part of a panel on WBBM News Radio discussing human services funding A SouthtownStar article highlighted United Way’s… Read more »

Let’s Paint The Town Red – Support South-Southwest Suburban United Way

Join Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery and South-Southwest Suburban United Way for a day of giving back just by enjoying Brews n’ Brats or any meal of your choice at our favorite restaurant during their normal business hours. 10% of the proceeds will be contributed to South-Southwest Suburban United Way! No reservations required. Stop in anytime! For more info about this event call 708.248.7910 or email Bianca.Spratt@uw-mc.org

December 15th is deadline to enroll in health care coverage through ACA that begins January 1

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has once again partnered with Chicagoland non-profit agencies to answer questions related to health care and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and assist people in signing up for coverage. UWMC and its non-profit agency partners, in collaboration with Get Covered Illinois, have hired 38 In-Person Counselors (IPCs) to assist Chicagoans 1-on-1 to get the health coverage they need. Following last year’s successful campaign where partners helped enroll 7,000 Chicagoans into coverage, we are once again… Read more »


Thank you to everyone who shared their gratitude for our great city and suburbs. We are grateful to live in a place where generosity abounds and people believe in making a difference for their friends and neighbors. We are so thankful for YOU for helping us change the story for families and individuals in our region. Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a sample of some of the great things that were shared:• Emily (@emsteck1) – “I’m thankful for the opportunity to… Read more »