Posts Categorized: News Releases

United Way Launches LGBT Affinity Group

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has launched a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender affinity group to serve as an advocacy, engagement and fundraising arm for its important work serving this community across education, income, health and basic needs. View the United Pride homepage. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group expands to include supporters from across the region United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) has expanded its LGBT employee resource group, United Pride, to serve as an engagement channel for companies… Read more »

Telligen Community Initiative Invests in Health in West Chicago

Health promoter to join West Chicago Neighborhood Network; Advance United Way health initiatives Telligen Community Initiative has selected United Way of Metropolitan Chicago as the recipient of a $49,920 grant that will be used to hire a health promoter to work with families in West Chicago, a United Way Neighborhood Network community.In partnership with We Go Together for Kids, a community collaboration of more than 40 local partners, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago launched its second United Way Neighborhood Network… Read more »

Faith Leaders to Provide Post-Trauma Counseling to Victims of Violence; Reduce Incidents Overall

Bright Star church, with support from University of Chicago Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, is launching an innovative approach to help heal victims of violence and avert behaviors that may lead to conflict by using faith leaders to provide post-trauma counseling and other support. Bright Star church, with support from University of Chicago Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, is launching an innovative approach to help heal victims of violence and avert behaviors… Read more »

KPMG’s Family for Literacy Donates More than 2,050 New Books to Students at Shields Elementary School in Brighton Park

KPMG’s Family for Literacy Donates More than 2,050 New Books to Students at Shields Elementary School in Brighton Park Book donation to expand literacy programming; advance United Way education initiatives September 5, 2014, Chicago, IL – KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is donating 2,050 books to first- and second-grade students at Shields Elementary on September 8th as part of International Literacy Day. The contribution completes a 2,500-book donation that started over the summer with kindergartners enrolled in… Read more »

United Way North-Northwest Feeds 750 Residents in Need with Sixth Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

United Way North-Northwest (UWNNW) hosted its sixth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner to help address community need during two events taking place on Tuesday, November 26. More than 750 guests received warm meals from local volunteers at Rosewood Restaurant in Rosemont and Glenkirk in Northbrook, which is a 250 person increase from years past. In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, several UWNNW corporate partners such as Dell, Baxter, Topco, Discover, Woodward, and Rosewood Restaurant, sponsored the event, provided volunteers and… Read more »