We’re Glad You’re Here!

Share Your Stories!

Your hometown is doing some pretty amazing things!  

Your story has the power to help unify, inspire and teach. Your story has the power to spread ideas and energy.

Share the Karma! Send your community pride pictures, stories, flyers (and anything else) to us today.  

When Union Members partner with communities, we do more than provide a temporary service. We build alliances with neighborhoods, social movements, and area businesses. We also change the way that the public sees unions and the struggle for economic justice.

Together, we can create a better social footprint, and a stronger workforce. 

Sign Up to our National Registry of Community Activists, and let us know you’re ready and willing to help at the next community event at your Local!


Here’s What’s Going On This Month

Got an upcoming event or ongoing fundraiser? Are you trying to build awareness to a cause that’s important to your community?

Do you just want to show off your hometown?

Drop us a line and tell us about it! We would love to share your community action projects here!

Connecting to Community

Does your local have an upcoming charitable event?

District 141 offers a once-a-year charitable donation for local lodges that are active in their communities. Unfortunately, most local lodges never collect the money they qualify for. Find out how much money your local can get by contacting the IAM141 Community Service Dept, or fill out the Charitable Donation Request Form below! 

Nov 12 - Chicago Local 1487 - Children's Xmas Drive

Local 1487 (ORD) Women’s Committee is collecting Christmas Hats, Scarves, and Gloves! Drive will last from Nov 12 – Dec 12.

Local Lodge 1487 (ORD) Community Service and Women’s Committees are collecting for our Children’s Christmas Give-a-Way to help those in need. We will be collecting for girls and boys!

Your generosity and kindness will impact young lives.

Items (or $$) may be dropped off at the Local 1487 building, located at 50 W Oakton, Des Plaines, IL. At the airport, with Darlene Williams, Laraine Brooks Tyner, or Danette Henderson. Reservations can be made with Sue Adams or April Walker.

Items will be collected from Nov 12 – Dec 12.


Nov 20 - Chicago Local 1487 - Thanksgiving Day Food Baskets

For many of us, the holidays are a time for families to gather together and enjoy a meal. With your generous support, our goal is to provide a Thanksgiving Holiday meal for families in the Des Plaines School System. We will be collecting:

Stove Top Stuffing (Box)
Mac and Cheese (Box)
Instant Mashed Potatoes (Box) and Gravy (Jar)
Green Beans (Can)
Cranberry Sauce (Can)
Cake Mix (Box) and Frosting (Can)
Dinner Rolls
Juice Boxes

Food items or monetary donations can be dropped off at the Local Lodge Offices, located at 50 W Oakton Street, Des Plaines, Il, Tuesday thru Thursday, 8AM3PM. Items will be collected until November 20.

Dec 10 - Boston Local 1726 & 1225 - Santa's Workshop

Please join us December 10,2019 

Tis the Season 

Please bring an unwrapped Toy 

to benefit 

Toys for Tots and Crossroads Family Shelter

IAMAW Local Lodge 1726

830 Saratoga Street, East Boston MA


Food, Festivities and Refreshments 

2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Dec 14 - LAS Local 845 - Toy Drive

Christmas Toy Drive 11AM-4PM, Dec 14th at Local Lodge 845, located at 6330 Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada

For more information, please call (702) 629-3790.

Dec 25 - Newark (Local 914) Food Pantry

At our monthly meetings, all that attend, please bring a canned food item, hotel shampoo, conditioner, hand cream…any products that are non perishable. We have the space to store, sort and donate!!!

Looking forward to filling up our storage closet a little bit at a time… and to feeling good about helping others.

Thank you all!!!!

A note

From Cristina

“Hi Everyone! Thank you for visiting our new Community Service Page!

I look forward to helping you promote your community and neighborhood projects, and all the great work that your local is doing for your hometown.

Community Service is that feel-good activity, that allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. It’s not about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.

Let me know how I can help, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Cristina Odoardi,
IAM141 Director of Community Services
Cell/Text: (617) 593-2963
Email: codoardi@IAM141.org