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 ABC 7 Chicago’s John Garcia, we were off! We will be posting more photos from the service site as the day continues.

Chicago Cares builds volunteer experiences that mobilize and inspire people to make Chicago a stronger community. To our sponsors, volunteers, roadies, and other helpers – thank you for your dedication to our city! #MyChi