Giving Back

The XChange@Work program is the charitable component of XChange Events.  XChange@Work is designed to bring the IT community together to connect and give back to the local communities that host our events throughout the year.

We supported two organizations for Midsize Enterprise Summit East. We would like to thank everyone who donated -- from clothing and accessories to gift cards and cash -- and of course the travel-sized toiletries!


In Chicago, we are within walking distance from the world's largest Ronald McDonald House (RMH) -- which creates a very special opportunity for us to connect.  RMH is an organization that provides a home away from home for children going through critical care and their families  Our project has two main components: making bagged lunches for families on May 1, and collecting items on the house wish list.

How You Can Help:

1. Become a sponsor or a volunteer for Lunches with Love

Many thanks to our current sponsors of this project.  Their generous support makes this hands-on project possible.


2. Donate to the Wish List - Items need to be new as many children are immune supressed.

Challenge: collect enough trash bags to give them a year's supply!

Kitchen Supplies
- 33 Gallon trash bags
- Keurig coffee pods

Office Supplies
- HP toner:
  HP Officejet 8600 Pro (reorder #’s 950 and 951)
  HP Laserjet M5035 (reorder # 70A)
  HP CP3525x (reorder # 250A, 251A, 252A, 253A)
- Postage Stamps
- Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9Volt)

Gift Cards
- Walmart
- Target

Recreational & Comfort Items
- Family DVD movies
- Puzzle and activity books - crosswords, word finds, sudoku, coloring, etc.
- Flash lights

XChange@Work would not be possible without the incredible generosity of our attendees and sponsors.  Thank you for your participation!

If you have any questions about XChange@Work or how to get involved, please contact Allison Cohen at