In Memoriam

We honor Megan Betti, dedicated Chicago Cares supporter and Volunteer Leader. Megan, 25, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on April 16, 2014. She graduated from University of Illinois with a BFA in theater and brought her love of drama to the children in Reading Adventures at Mercy Housing. Megan was loved by the children and volunteers at…

I Care fundraiser

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.…

I Care fundraiser

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…

One America Event Inspires in Many Ways

As the new Interim Executive Director, a former board member, and a long-time fan of Chicago Cares, I’m proud that we were selected to participate in a national campaign, “One America,” with our friends Points of Light and JPMorgan Chase & Co. This morning, we hosted more than 150 community partners, business leaders, service advocates, and…