We all give to the causes and communities that we’re most passionate about.

At United Way of Metro Chicago, we’re passionate about our neighbors.

The holiday season is a great chance to take a step back and consider #whyigive. We give to ensure that every person in every neighborhood has access to quality healthcare, well-rounded educational and employment opportunities and basic needs like food and shelter.

What’s your reason for giving this holiday season?

If you give because you’re passionate about your community, join us in the fight to build stronger families and a stronger, more vibrant Chicago region.

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  • Nicole’s Story

    “The more resources Ashlynn gets gives her so much more of a chance to hopefully walk and be an independent adult one day. And to me, that means the world.”

    Read Nicole’s Story

  • September’s Story

    “[The Stay In School program] opened my eyes to another world. It’s making me an even more well-rounded person…someone who is also culturally, socially and politically aware of what’s going on in my surroundings.”

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  • Patrick’s Story

    “Getting individualized support from a college mentor makes a big difference in a struggling student’s ability to pass all their classes and finish their freshman year on track to graduate.”

    Read Patrick’s Story

  • Lavelle’s Story

    “I took the positives I learned from my father and learned the rest from the Young Fathers program. I was soaking it in. The more opportunities I learned about, I took it in and made myself a better father.”

    Read Lavelle’s Story