celebration of service 2015

Volunteers Honor Dr. King’s Legacy through Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Volunteers across Chicago have celebrated Dr. King’s legacy this January with Chicago Cares – working to transform and uplift the city. Some of the highlights so far include: Celebration of Service: In partnership with Target, 1,000 volunteers got up early…

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…

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…

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…