We are so excited to be just a little over a month away from Chicago Cares’ Serve-a-thon on June 24th!

Haven’t signed up to participate yet? There’s still time! You can register here to be a part of a city-transforming day, but hurry – registration closes June 16th, or when the event reaches capacity.

Did you know that, in addition to being the city’s largest volunteer day, Serve-a-thon is also Chicago Cares’ biggest fundraiser? The money our volunteers raise allows Chicago Cares to provide hundreds of volunteer opportunities a month, impacting the city all year long.

Just like a walk-a-thon for a good cause, please consider asking your friends and family to sponsor your participation in Serve-a-thon.  Here’s a sample of what you can support through fundraising:

  • $15 provides one flat of flowers that will be planted at a Chicago park, creating a beautiful space for neighbors to convene.
  • $25 provides one gallon of paint that will help transform a school classroom, creating a more engaging learning environment for students.
  • $50 provides the materials for an educational mural that volunteers and students will co-create for a Chicago Public School.
  • $100 funds one senior breakfast, allowing volunteers to bring companionship, joy and a home-cooked meal to community members in need.

With the $100 Fundraising Challenge, every Serve-a-thon participant who raises at least $100 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a fun prize package. Prize packages include gifts from local Chicago businesses like:

Visit our Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon Resources page to find email templates, social media guides, and other tools to help you fundraise.  Thanks for all that you do, and see you in June!