Too many people in our region know what it’s like to live in high poverty areas. They face limited or no access to physical and mental healthcare, well-rounded educational opportunities, quality jobs and critical basic needs such as food, shelter and safety.

United Way of Metro Chicago’s passionate volunteers, advocates and generous donors are committed to building stronger neighborhoods across the region by fighting for the health, education, financial stability and safety of every person.

United, we are unleashing the potential of greater Chicago…neighborhood by neighborhood. Join the fight!

  • Dwayne’s Story

    Making a commitment to improving your finances or establishing a career takes perseverance and determination. It’s not a quick fix, nor is it easy without the support of others. On New Year’s Eve, 2016, Dwayne made a resolution to do both.

    Read Dwayne’s Story

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Check out our volunteer calendar and help our agency partners increase the impact of our work in the community.

    Become a Volunteer

  • Affinity Groups and Giving Societies

    Check out our Affinity Group and Giving Society pages and choose the group that’s right for you.

    Join a Group

  • Make Your Moment Quiz

    Life is full of moments that can transform you and those around you. Answer five quick questions to help find, embrace, and make the most of yours. How will your moment begin?

    Take the quiz

  • Give Today

    Change doesn’t happen alone. With your support we can help ensure everyone across the Chicago region has access to healthcare, a well-rounded education, quality jobs and critical basic needs such as food, shelter and safety.

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