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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2016-2017 Accomplishments

This past year, the UCCA provided over $76,000 in food and food gift certificates to 293 families and 84 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

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The Jaycees Pancake Breakfast

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34th Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot

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