Make No Little Plans

To all those who participated in the 21st Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon: You should be very proud. Because of you, Chicago is stronger and more vibrant. Because of you, life will be better for thousands of people. Daniel Burnham, the master architect of our city, forever reminds us to “make no little plans,” and I…

Chicago’s Largest Day of Service

Shoutout to Team BAMA, Team Gelber and all the other volunteers at Thorp Elementary! Today has been an incredible day of service, the largest of its kind in the city. People who volunteer with Chicago Cares provide critical services to those in need and gain valuable skills that make them better leaders, employees and more informed and…

Projects to Revitalize Our City

  Volunteers are working hard today to revitalize our city! During our 21st Annual Serve-a-thon, teams travel to different sites across the city, including Graham Elementary School in Canaryville. Teams are participating in projects such as painting, building, moving, sewing, cooking, and teaching. We are very proud of them. Chicago Cares engages tens of thousands…

5,000 Volunteers Serving Chicago

  This morning at 7:30 a.m., 5,000 volunteers gathered at Daley Plaza for our 21st Annual Serve-a-thon. All of our sponsor and community teams were there for the morning rally, getting excited about the big day. After breakfast, a performance by the Ray Graham Training Center High School drumline, and a speech and selfie with…

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Marathon of Service, Long-Lasting Impact

Five thousand volunteers. Twenty thousand hours of service. One day. To all those participating in the 21st Annual Chicago Cares, Serve-a-thon, get ready for the marathon of service tomorrow! Serve-a-thon is a day of teamwork, fun, and celebration. It’s also a day of tremendous impact. You will give your time and talent for one day,…

Regan Bertke

Three Questions With … Regan Bertke

In honor of Serve-a-thon, Chicago Cares is proud to share stories from the who’s who of our volunteers, philanthropists, and prominent Chicagoans in a series called “Three Questions With ….” We’re celebrating the diverse and dynamic voices that make a difference in our city and are inviting all to be part of the conversation! Please…

Sulynne Goetz

Three Questions With … Sulynne Goetz

In honor of Serve-a-thon, Chicago Cares is proud to share stories from the who’s who of our volunteers, philanthropists, and prominent Chicagoans in a series called “Three Questions With ….” We’re celebrating the diverse and dynamic voices that make a difference in our city and are inviting all to be part of the conversation! Please…

Dan Frysinger

Three Questions With … Dan Frysinger

In honor of Serve-a-thon, Chicago Cares is proud to share stories from the who’s who of our volunteers, philanthropists, and prominent Chicagoans in a series called “Three Questions With ….” We’re celebrating the diverse and dynamic voices that make a difference in our city and are inviting all to be part of the conversation! Please…

Leslie Bluhm

Three Questions With … Leslie Bluhm

In honor of Serve-a-thon, Chicago Cares is proud to share stories from the who’s who of our volunteers, philanthropists, and prominent Chicagoans in a series called “Three Questions With ….” We’re celebrating the diverse and dynamic voices that make a difference in our city and are inviting all to be part of the conversation! Please…