Northwestern University's United Way Auction
This year's online auction features more than 180 valuable prizes, gifts, and memorabilia. Bidding begins on Friday, November 1 and closes at 1:00 pm (CST) on Friday, November 8.
Join us in giving to the United Way
Each year, the Northwestern University community comes together to support the United Way. As this year's campaign begins, the need is greater than ever. Government funding for health and human services has been reduced, leaving many community-based providers hard pressed to offer needed services.
To address this gap, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago recently implemented their LIVE UNITED 2020 vision that links research-based strategies with the income, education, and health resources needed to implement them. The goals of LIVE UNITED 2020 are ambitious. Almost 2 million people currently reside United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's partner communities, and more than half of them live in poverty. For those in or near poverty, United Way's transformational 10-year commitment will:
- INCOME: Advance economic stability for 100,000 households
- EDUCATION: Help 50,000 underperforming middle school kids enter high school ready to succeed
- HEALTH: Connect over 200,000 people with available, preventative health services
Across the six-county region, United Way will continue to answer the immediate crisis needs of 1 million people every year. With your support, we can help families and individuals across our region access the tools and resources they need to achieve self-sufficiency. During this time of economic uncertainty, it is vital that we do not turn a blind eye to those who need our help the most.
- Consider giving a bit more.
- Volunteer an hour, a day or a week of your time. United Way can find opportunities near you. http://www.uw-mc.org/get-involved/volunteer
- Spread the message. Tell a friend about United Way.
- Advocate on the issues surrounding education, income and health. For more information, visit http://www.uw-mc.org/get-involved/advocate
2013 Challenge Grants
The Education Challenge
Support our youth by ensuring children start kindergarten with a strong learning foundation and middle school students transition to high school on track to graduate. Direct your donation to United Way's Education Initiative and it will be matched 1-to-1 by their generous partners, Exelon and Nicor Gas. You can power your investment, double your gift, and increase graduation rates for youth in communities of greatest need.
The Income Challenge
MillerCoors supports United Way's Income Initiative, which builds financial stability for individuals and families through job training and placement services, financial education, and tax assistance. MillerCoors invites others to invest in this initiative to make our Chicagoland community a better place to live and work. Direct your donation to United Way's Income Initiative and it will be matched 1-to-1 up to a total of $100,000 by their partner, MillerCoors.