CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY
The age-old adage "it’s better to give than to receive" rings true at Willis Tower.
To show our abundant appreciation to the city that has given us so much, Willis Tower supports the community by hosting a variety of charitable programs.
For every gift card purchased at one of our Catalog restaurants, we will match with a donation to our partners World Central Kitchen,a nonproift that uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond.
Skyrise Chicago, the world’s tallest indoor stair climb, takes place within Willis Tower every November. Thousands of participants including more than 150 Willis Tower tenants sprint, jog or walk 103 floors to the Willis Tower Skydeck. Participants can also opt to crank their way to the sky using stationary hand cycles calibrated for resistance and time to match the 103-floor stair climbing experience. Skyrise benefits the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the nations #1 rehabilitation hospital.
In 2019 more than $1.1 million was raised for our non-profit partner, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRALAB), and will help fund their passionate and innovative research and rehabilitation work.
Some fun and inspiring facts from Skyrise 2018:
- 1,803 climbers and 18 hand cyclists.
- Participants ranged from 7 to 93 years old and came from 39 states and 7 countries.
- The fastest climber reached the Skydeck in 13 minutes and 26 seconds.
Click here to get a sneak peek into the event.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Willis Tower is proud to partner with BOMA Chicago (Building Owners and Managers Association) for a holiday food drive benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Every year, Willis Tower collects non-perishable food items that are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and proteins to our 812,000 neighbors in Cook County in need. Click here to donate.
Willis Tower also collects virtual donations and thanks to the Food Depository’s buying power $1 can help provide 3 meals!
Salvation Army Angel Tree
Women of Willis partnered with the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division to host a Virtual Angel Tree, which provides gifts for children, teens and adults in need. Please visit https://womenofwillis.theangelgivingtree.org/ for more information.
American Red Cross
In partnership with American Red Cross, Willis Tower has scheduled monthly blood drives throughout the year to help patients in approximately 2,600 hospitals cross the U.S. Click here to make an appointment or contact The Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)