We are UMMA, a nurturing community of volunteers, partners and supporters who are helping people of all backgrounds transform their lives and communities in Lake County, Illinois. At our center in Waukegan, we offer free GED classes, tutoring, basic needs support including our food pantry and clothing drives, and our CareerLink program which helps clients get into living-wage employment.
2022 Turkey and Coat Drive
On November 21st, we handed out 140 turkeys and 150 coats, blankets, hats, and gloves to our neighbors. Our goal was to make sure the least of us in the community were well taken care of for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On November 12th, we celebrated our 17th annual gala. The event was a tremendous success. Our keynote speaker was Hamza Abdullah and the Master of Ceremony was Ubaydullah Evans. All details, including pictures and videos, are on our Gala Page.