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Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!

Spotlight on Healthy West Chicago PepsiCo Neighborhood Network Partnership Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health and people of all ages can be physically active! This month is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active! During National Physical Fitness and Sports… Read more »

West Chicago Celebrates a Healthier Community

The City of West Chicago, a United Way Neighborhood Network community, launched its Healthy West Chicago initiative at their annual Blooming Fest on Saturday, May 16th. Embracing the theme of Growing a Healthy West Chicago, the event promoted new ways to start making healthy meal choices and increase physical activity to lead healthier lifestyles and… Read more »

Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive

On Saturday May 9, let’s support our Letter Carriers during there annual food drive by leaving a grocery bag of non-perishables next to our mailboxes along with our regular mail delivery.

Moms’ Best Advice

In honor of Mother’s Day and all the incredible mothers in our lives, UWMC staff shares the best advice they’ve ever received from moms! Happy Mother’s Day to all of the special women who support us every day! My mom always had a good saying along the way. Two of my favorites – “Always be… Read more »

Thank You, Teachers!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, United Way staff want to share shout outs and thank you’s to some of the teachers who have helped shape us into the people that we are today. Thank you to all of the teachers who do the critical work of educating our young people! Mary Bergman of Argo… Read more »

Wendy DuBoe and Mark Burton Author Op-Ed

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO, Wendy DuBoe, and United Way of Illinois Chairman, Mark Burton, pen op-ed on importance of human service investment amidst budget crisis.

United Way Staff Goes Silent

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence on April 17th. In support of LGBT youth who find themselves in need of a voice we offer ours in support and solidarity. In order for the work that United Way does to continue, an individual’s basic needs must be met:… Read more »

Why UWMC and Health?

United Way’s work to connect families to health care providers and preventive health services aligns with our mission to support strong communities. United Way’s commitment and vision of a Chicago where all families achieve their greatest potential is merely a vision if people do not have access to quality healthcare services. Our work around Education,… Read more »

UWMC Tax Assistance


Raise your voice for working families this Friday, January 30, on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. The EITC helps lower-wage working families keep more of what they earn. It rewards work, reduces poverty and leads to long term gains in children’s health and academic success. If your household income—individual or family—is $60,000 or… Read more »