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Walgreens supports local Chicago community organizations

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — As part of its efforts to serve the needs of local communities and help all people lead happier & healthier lives, Walgreens announced today that the company has made donations of $50,000 each to two Chicago community organizations – My Block, My Hood, My City ( and the Chicago Urban League (, the local affiliate of the National Urban League.

Walgreens donation to My Block, My Hood, My City, an organization that provides youth with a broader awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhoods, will support one of the organization’s flagship programs, the Explorers Program. Explorers is focused on introducing high school students to companies and places the students haven’t seen before. In its fifth year, the Explorers Program is currently in 10 schools, serving 150 students every school year. The funds from Walgreens will be used to sponsor two schools for an entire upcoming school year.

The company’s contribution to the Chicago Urban League will go towards the organization’s programs designed to foster economic development. The Urban League’s programs include its Center for Entrepreneurship; a COVID Community Help Center to provide assistance for small business, job seekers and the community at large; and its IMPACT Leadership Development Program, a mentoring program for African-American professionals.

“Walgreens donations today to My Block, My Hood, My City and to the Chicago Urban League are part of our company’s broader efforts to foster racial justice, support the communities we serve and create opportunity,” said Carlos Cubia, vice president and global chief diversity officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. “We will continue to find ways to advance our commitment to diversity, inclusion and support for people of color in our hometown of Chicago and beyond.”


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