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Evanstonian joins North Shore United Way board

An Evanston man is one of three new members of the North Shore United Way’s board. Peter Glaser joins Brian Kozminski of Northfield and Emil Winograd of Glencoe on the board, which has now expanded to 30 members. Glaser began volunteering with NSUW as a member of the Health and Wellness allocation committee in 2009. Glaser is currently Vice President and finance committee chair of The Selfhelp Home, a continuing care retirement community in Chicago. Previously, Glaser worked as an… Read more »

United Way of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park folds into regional group

One of the biggest and oldest charitable organizations in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park is consolidating with three of its sister groups in an effort to streamline its operations. United Way of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park merged with other branches of the organization on July 1, creating the United Way of DuPage/West Cook. The change will allow the organizations, which have seen hard times hit in the recession’s wake, streamline their operations – particularly fundraising…. Read more »

Mary Schmich Column: It’s been good year for charity bakery

I met Stan Sloan a year ago in a row of old warehouses near Division Street and the Chicago River, behind a little door marked “Sweet Miss Giving’s.” On the back side of the door sat a bakery so new the stainless steel had hardly a scratch. The bakers were new, too, and they had three regular orders to fill, including the $10 request from the Cheetah Gym. This wasn’t just any new bakery, though. The bakers, who were learning… Read more »

Hunger Action Month

GIVE A LITTLE, FEED A LOT– September marks the second annual Hunger Action Month, and Northern Illinois Food Bank will be hosting local special events, volunteer shirts and fundraisers to support individuals living on the brink of hunger in northern Illinois. Want to make a bigger impact in your neighborhood? Please visit Volunteer Solutions, United Way’s portal for volunteer opportunities in the Chicagoland area.

Tis' the Season…To Help Others

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is looking for sponsors to brighten the holidays for families in need.  Please consider donating unwrapped toys and gift certificates that will benefit dozens of families served by our partner agencies. Cash donations to United Way are also welcomed for the purchase food and gift certificates that will be sure to add some cheer to the holidays during this economically challenging year. Last year 75 families received gift cards, presents for their kids, winter clothing… Read more »