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Customers of Mariano's helped the Elmhurst Police Department "stuff the squad" with food by purchasing $5 or $10 bags of groceries to feed families in need. Thank you Mariano's!





UCCA’s 1st Annual Taste of the Town: FOOD FOR LIFE, held at Wilder Mansion on May 18, was a huge success! More than 250 guests enjoyed delicious food and beverage tastings from 15 Elmhurst businesses, chef demonstrations, and music from the Clay Corso Trio. Over $15,000 was raised to provide food for Elmhurst Community School District 205 children and their families experiencing difficult times.


Susie Sands


arrow August 2016 I 8-Year-Old Celebrates Birthday by Collecting School Supplies for UCCA

United Community Concerns Association sends a big thank you to Ava Silverstein, who celebrated her 8th birthday by asking her friends and family to donate school supplies to UCCA in lieu of gifts. The four boxes of supplies will help many Elmhurst District 205 students get off to a good start in the new school year.


Ava Silverstein


arrow May 7, 2016 I Elmhurst Rotary Names UCCA “Spotlight Charity”

UCCA and Elmhurst Park District’s Playground for Everyone were chosen as “Spotlight Charities” at the Elmhurst Rotary Club’s 2nd Annual Derby Day celebration. Susie Sands, UCCA President, and Jim Rogers from the Elmhurst Park District shared the proceeds from the event. Thank you to the Rotary Club and their guests for the generous donation of $5600 to UCCA!


Susie Sands UCCA President


arrow March 16, 2016 I UCCA President Honored with Elmhurst Jaycees Distinguished Service Award

Susie Sands, UCCA President, was named the 64th recipient of the Elmhurst Jaycees’ Distinguished Service Award. First given in 1950, this annual award is the Jaycees’ way of recognizing a citizen for his/her long-term dedication to making Elmhurst a better community. During her acceptance speech, Susie shared this Chinese proverb as a guide to a happy life: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a month, get married. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.”


Chavez for Charity BraceletsChavez for Charity business card


arrow September 2015 I Ongoing - It's not too late!!!

Bachabee's at 116 W. Vallette Road, Elmhurst, is now carrying Chavez for Charity Bracelets to benefit UCCA! Chavez for Charity is a line of jewelry founded by Julie Marie Chavez in 2013 to raise money and awareness for more than a dozen charities by donating a portion of the proceeds to the charities. The bracelets are $10.00 each and 25% of gross profits will be donated to UCCA. Bachabee's has ordered many beautiful bracelets in white, clear and cream. We want to let everyone know that this is an easy and fun way to support UCCA and give a beautiful gift at the same time!


UCCA Elmhurst

arrow May 21, 2014 | Donation Presented to United Community Concerns Association

In May, volunteers from United Community Concerns Association accepted a donation from 100+ Women Who Care - Elmhurst. UCCA was thrilled to receive the generous contribution which will be used to support the organization's mission: to target Elmhurst District 205's most needy children and to provide food, referrals and services to them in an effort to fight hunger.


Volunteers from United Community Concerns, who are also members of 100+ Women Who Care - Elmhurst, received the donation from 100+ Women members. (pictured left to right) Betsy Aldred, Charlotte Mushow and Amy Allen present our donation to Susie Sands, UCCA President, and UCCA Directors Pam Mower, June Nikoleit & Cindy Peterson.




arrow May 2014 | Sandburg Artists Raise Money for UCC Sandburg Middle School

Sandburg Artists Raise Money for UCC Sandburg Middle School sponsored a tent at the 2014 Art in the Park event in May, where students and teachers sold ceramic miniature mugs made by 8th graders throughout the school year. They also sold handmade crocheted "donuts" created by 8th grader Ellie Keblusek. All proceeds went to the United Community Concerns Association food pantry. UCCA President Susie Sands received the Sandburg donation of $571.43.