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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!

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 »

Vote for the United Way “Giving Tree” Train

The Downtown Naperville Alliance marks the beginning of every holiday season with a series of sculptures sponsored by local businesses and not-for-profits. The United Way of DuPage/West Cook is sponsoring a train this year. Our train was painted by the art club at Naperville Central High School. The design is based off of Shel Silverstein’s famous children’s picture book, The Giving Tree. Please visit the website for Downtown Naperville and vote for our train! It is the 6th one from the… Read more »

Team United Way Runner, Deirdre Asnis

Our very own Deirdre Asnis (UWMC Director of Corporate Programs and Projects) will be running for Team United Way at the Chicago Marathon this Sunday. Deirdre has been tirelessly training for months and we are so excited that she will be completing her first marathon! Deirdre penned a blog to share some of her thoughts about her journey to 26.2. — Over 400 training miles down, what’s another 26.2?  I can’t believe the big day is almost here! I have always… Read more »