Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago.
Chicago Cares has been building stronger communities through volunteerism since 1991. Chicago Cares is the city’s premier nonprofit volunteer service organization. We provide opportunities for individuals and corporations to improve the Chicago community through participation in creative, structured group volunteer programs that address Chicago's most pressing needs, thereby greatly building the capacity of hundreds of agencies and schools across the city.
Chicago Cares strives to address community need while building an informed, productive, and active citizen base. Guided by our program expertise, our volunteers experience firsthand the challenges others face, and as a result, they develop a deep and lasting sense of civic responsibility.