Our Mission Statement

The mission of United Community Concerns Association is to target Elmhurst District 205's most needy children and provide food, referrals, and services to them in an effort to fight hunger. Ours is a "neighbors helping neighbors" approach, driven by volunteers and powered by a generous community and dedicated partners.

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Our 2015 Accomplishments

This past year, the UCCA provided over $86,000 in food and food gift certificates to 307 families and 100 seniors in our Elmhurst community. This would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers, our generous partners, and our caring community. More about what we do.


Our History

As Elmhurst's first and only fully commissioned police matron, Mary Creighton coordinated Elmhurst's public health programs in the public and parochial schools, and was known to be the person to contact in times of trouble. Mary led a personal campaign during the holiday season gathering food, clothing, and toys for Elmhurst families in need. Following her death in 1977, Mary Creighton's legacy to befriend Elmhurst's less fortunate developed into a dedicated group of volunteers which would eventually become the United Community Concerns Association (UCCA).


Early efforts of UCCA Elmhurst reach as far back as 1978, when the students of Elmhurst District 205 participated in the first annual UCCA food drive. At that time, food was distributed to 23 families. UCCA officially became a not-for-profit corporation on January 10, 1984.

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Latest News & Events

arrow UCCA is looking for Christmas time sponsors for Spanish speaking families (More Info)


arrow CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 2, 1:30 p.m. (More Info)


arrow Tiny Tips for a Big Life, by Jenny Riddle
October 26, 7 p.m. (More Info)


arrow Jaycees Pancake Breakfast
November 12, 7:30-11 a.m. (More Info)


arrow 33rd Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot
November 24, 2016, 9 a.m. (More Info)


arrow Elmhurst Police Department Toy Drive November 25 through December 24 (More Info)


arrow Francesca’s Eat & Earn Benefit
Thursday, December 1, Lunch, Dinner and Takeout (More Info)


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