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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!


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 »

United Way North-Northwest Holds Seventh Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

20×25 lbs Turkeys, 200 lbs Mashed Potatoes, 400 Chicken Breasts, 1800 Dinner Rolls, 20 Gallons of Gravy, 75 lbs of Cranberry Sauce…. That is just some of what goes into preparing Thanksgiving dinner for over 650 people. United Way North-Northwest (UWNNW) hosted its seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner to help address community need during two events taking place on Tuesday, November 25th. A Thanksgiving luncheon was held at Glenkirk in Northbrook and a Thanksgiving dinner was served at Rosewood Restaurant… Read more »

Give Thanks Chicago

The Windy City, Second City, Chitown, Chicagoland, City of Big Shoulders, The Chi, and sometimes….Chiberia No matter what we call it, we all have love for our city and the suburbs—the people, the food, the teams, the culture and so much more. In the 11 days before Thanksgiving, we will be sharing photos on our new Instagram account, posting to Facebook and tweeting using #GiveThanksChicago. Join us by giving thanks for what you love about living and working here by… Read more »

UPS/United Way presents check to the Wounded Heroes Foundation

Hub Feeder  Drivers of UPS Local 705 and 710 gathered at the CACH facility (Chicago Area Consolidated Hub) on November 11, 2014 to present a check to the Wounded Heroes Foundation (WHF) in the amount of $8,550. This contribution was made through the UPS employee’s special events campaign in conjunction with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Anthony Nasharr, a co-founder and Board member of WHF and employee of the law firm Polsinelli, a United Way partner company, was present to accept the check and offer thanks on… Read more »