This week is National Volunteer Week, and one of Chicago’s largest charitable organizations is mobilizing a small army of locals to hit the streets and do some good.
The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has organized a “Week of Caring,” with 24 service events that hundreds if not thousands of employees from major corporations around the city will take part in between now and this coming Sunday.
Tuesday morning, a group of ComEd workers were at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, taking bulk donations of food and breaking them down into packages for individual families. On Thursday, Microsoft employees will help the Camp Fire USA Illinois Prairie Council, a nonprofit youth organization, with office tasks and phone calls. Volunteers will be working at other charities, YMCAs and schools around the city.