“Chicago Cares is really about using the volunteer experience to bring diverse people together to build trust, empathy and understanding,” said Leslie Bluhm, founder of Chicago Cares. “This is what will lead to long-term change in our city, and the volunteer project is a wonderful way to accomplish this.”
The organization plans more than 200 volunteer opportunities a month, all of which are open to the public. These opportunities range from renovating schools to serving meals to seniors.
“We believe that when we volunteer side by side, we can break down barriers, realize we’re more alike than different, and set Chicago on the road to a more unified future,” said Jenne Myers (pictured), CEO of Chicago Cares.
Envisioning a city where its citizens are all active participants, Chicago Cares is dedicated to establishing a future where all Chicagoans are fully invested in the success of their neighbors. Its volunteers and employees work together to improve the quality of life for all residents, and are devoted to bringing about change to the city.