Serve-a-thon

Register for Serve-a-thon!

Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, which will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014. Serve-a-thon is the city’s largest day of service when 5,000 people breathe vitality and hope into our city through volunteerism. More than this, it’s a movement—one where Chicagoans from all walks of life come together to…

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Resolve to be the solution.

Volunteerism changes people—those served but also those who serve. Volunteering makes each of us better informed and more civically engaged. It makes us stronger leaders when we’re able to apply skills we learn on projects to other aspects of our lives. Service changes our city but it also changes us. When we serve we learn.…

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Join the movement.

In 1991, Chicago Cares sparked a movement. Since then, we’ve mobilized 500,000 volunteers. We’ve offered meaningful programming that has supported hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans in need. Chicago Cares is the only nonprofit that comprehensively addresses our city’s critical needs through service — across issue areas, across communities and across demographics. And you are key…

Be the Solution

It’s hard to believe, but Chicago Cares’ Serve-a-thon will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year on June 15. When I reflect back on the communities served and volunteers mobilized since 1994, I’m humbled by all that Chicago Cares—and those who have rallied with and around us—have been able to achieve.   This summer, our children…

Message from Our Executive Director: WE Make a Difference

It’s hard to put 2012 in perspective just a few days after 27 people were gunned down in Connecticut (including 20 six and seven year olds), not to mention the dozens of Chicago children killed by violence every year. We start to feel like violence is all around us. I’m sure I’m not the only…