Celebration of Service


Honor Diversity, Celebrate Service

Each January, Chicago Cares celebrates and reflects on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by honoring his message of unity through community service. Again this year, we are expanding our programming from one day of service to celebrating the entire month in honor of Dr. King. Nearly 1,500 corporate and individual volunteers took part in customized corporate service events and projects in our Ongoing Programs in January 2015.


Live the Dream and Get Involved

  • Commit to serving at one of our Ongoing Programs or every month of the year! We have more than 250 projects in a range of issue areas all over Chicago. View our Opportunity Calendar or use our Search Page to find a project at which you'd like to serve in the spirit of Dr. King.

  • Extend the celebration beyond January by working with Chicago Cares to design a day of service that illuminates your company's commitment to the diverse city in which we live and work. We can build service projects for your employees on a day that works best for your team. Your donation will allow you to join the ranks of industry leaders like Target, Allstate, Grosvenor Capital Management, Deloitte, Aon, and others in projects that:
    • Meet the interests of your employees.

    • Build skills and facilitate teamwork.

    • Engage your team in active reflection and connection to the spirit of service that Dr. King's message embodies.

    To learn more about Corporate Programs, contact development@chicagocares.org.

We can all do great things or, at least, "do small things in a great way!"