Posts Tagged: Volunteer

Holiday season sparks volunteerism

An Oswego firefighter by day, Mark Spoo doesn’t indulge his passion for photography as often as he would like. But for the past four Christmas seasons, Spoo has made time to combine his favorite hobby with his desire to give back. At his fire department’s annual “Shop with a Hero” event at Wal-Mart, Spoo, 52, acts as unofficial photographer, snapping shots of children as they tear through the store, grabbing toys and games that will be paid for with gift… Read more »

Illinois CPA Society Names 11 Young Professionals Mary T. Washington Wylie Fellows

  Fellows program aims to increase opportunities for African Americans and other underrepresented minorities in the profession CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Illinois CPA Society, the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois and its Mary T. Washington Wylie Opportunity Fund have announced the first group of Mary T. Washington Wylie Fellows.   The Mary T. Washington Wylie Program was developed to increase the number of African Americans and other underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession by providing educational, professional and leadership… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago to Launch Inaugural Week of Caring, April 18-24

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, in partnership with the City of Chicago, will celebrate National Volunteer Week with its first annual Week of Caring, Sunday, April 18 through Saturday, April 24, 2010. United Way Week of Caring is a celebration of volunteerism across Chicagoland and will link thousands of volunteers with nearly 200 projects at United Way partner agencies throughout the region. “Week of Caring is a great opportunity for people across Chicagoland to become more involved in their communities. … Read more »

Martin Luther King Breakfast Calls for Volunteers

This year, United Way took part in the City of Chicago’s annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast. Dr. King’s birthday marks the beginning of a year of service. United Way and Good City are proud to partner with the City of Chicago to create community change and continue Dr. King’s vision through mentoring. At the breakfast, dozens responded to Mayor Daley’s call to action by expressing interest in helping a child reach his or her potential. United Way will soon… Read more »

United Way extends food pantry collections

The United Way of the North Shore, area food pantries, local businesses and volunteers have combined efforts to help residents in need by replenishing local food pantry shortages. As part of United Way’s campaign kick-off, local drop-off sites have been established for donated goods. We’re sorry, but this link has expired. Please click here to read other United Way of Metropolitan Chicago news.