Serve-a-thon is Chicago’s largest day of community service, and it is also Chicago Cares’ biggest fundraiser!  Help support our year-long efforts to mobilize volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago by becoming a fundraiser.  The money you raise will keep our 200 monthly volunteer opportunities free to the public, making a huge impact in the city we all love.

Just like with a walk-a-thon, it can make your experience even more impactful to ask friends and family to sponsor your day of service.  Most people want to support causes that you care about, so don’t be shy about asking!  Set a fundraising goal for yourself, and keep track of your progress by logging back in on a regular basis.


This year is the 25th Annual Serve-a-thon and we hope you will join us – whether this is your first Serve-a-thon or your 25th! – in raising $25,000 to keep the good going.  As an incentive, every fundraiser who raises $250 or more will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win amazing prize packages! It’s our little thank you to you for all that you are doing for us.