Students at Tree Town Cooperative Nursery School in Elmhurst collected 107 food items to help needy families in Elmhurst this holiday season. The food was collected for United Community Concerns Association, which has provided more than $77,000 worth of food and food certificates to more than 320 families and 85 seniors in Elmhurst.
The UCCA is an all-volunteer organization. Its mission is to target Elmhurst District 205's most needy children and provide food, referrals and services to them in an effort to fight hunger.
Elmhurst Police Department also is collecting for UCCA, but instead of food, it is collecting unwrapped Christmas gifts to be donated to needy children living within Elmhurst Unit District 205.
To help a local child during the holiday season, drop off unwrapped gifts at the Elmhurst Police Department lobby, 125 E. First St., any time of the day or night, until Dec. 24. In order for the gifts to be delivered to needy children by Christmas, donations must be dropped off by 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
For more information or to get involved with UCCA, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.