This is a guest post by volunteer John Nagle. My name is John, and I’ve been volunteering with Chicago Cares for about 9 years. I first picked a project at Ella Flagg Young Elementary, a sports league for kids, and it was pretty phenomenal. It was quick and easy to get started, and I instantly […]
FOR THE CITY WE LOVE
Chicago Cares envisions a city where we’re all active participants, fully invested in the city we call home and the success of all of our neighbors. We see a future where all Chicagoans work together across divides to improve the quality of life for everyone and set our city on a path toward long-term change.
To realize this vision, we plan 200 volunteer projects open to the public every month, hundreds of corporate volunteer programs every year, and annual events like Serve-a-thon.
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‘It begins with one person reaching out to someone else in need’ When Celeste Davis was a child, her mom, a social worker, would take her along to appointments with a trunk full of non-perishable food items. “Whenever the kids saw my mom’s burnt-orange station wagon pull up, they would come running to her car, […]
At Chicago Cares, we help hundreds of companies get their employees volunteering every year, whether it’s at Serve-a-thon or a custom volunteer day. So we know that a lot goes into making a successful volunteer event – from finding a partnership that will make big community impact, to making sure the volunteers are well-fed! This week, […]
We’re just a little over a month away from Chicago Cares’ Serve-a-thon on June 25th! We are so excited about the event, especially because this year is Chicago Cares’ 25th Anniversary. If you haven’t signed up to participate in Serve-a-thon, there’s still time! You can register here to be a part of a city-transforming day, […]