Donate. Volunteer. Fundraise.

Food

Food

 

Drop off canned goods and other staples at any of the following locations. Please keep in mind our most needed items: peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, canned fruits, canned meats, cereals…

 

Drop off locations

 

Elmhurst Park District

October 31 - November 27, 2016

Courts Plus, 186 S. West

 

Elmhurst Public Library

October 31 - November 27, 2016

125 S. Prospect Ave.

 

Elmhurst YMCA

October 31 - November 27, 2016

211 W. First Street

 
Funds

Funds

 

Donate now! We feed as many people as possible with every single dollar. The UCCA takes great pride in the fact that over 99% of all funds collected go to feed those in need in our own community.

 

Make a Tribute Gift to honor someone special. We'll send a special greeting to those you honor for birthdays, anniversaries, memorials or other special events.

 

Make a gift by mail to UCCA at:

125 W. Church St., Elmhurst, IL 60126.

 

Make a donation online:

 

 

Make a Virtual Gift of a Holiday Meal Box for a local family for only $16 each. UCCA will provide all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal for a family of 8.

 

Tax Information - UCCA is registered as a 501 (C) (3) organization with the IRS.

 
Volunteer

Want to Volunteer?

 

UCCA is looking for sponsors for Spanish speaking families to provide gifts for them at Christmas time. If you are able to speak both Spanish and English and would like to participate in this program, please contact Mary Jo at mjocor@aol.com, providing your name and phone number. She will contact you with the details of the program. Please reply by October 14, 2016.

 

The UCCA is a 100% volunteer driven organization. At certain times of year we need extra help!

 

Volunteers with muscle are needed to help for the Annual Holiday Food Drive. We sort and pack food on November 28th, 29th, & 30th from 9 am-3pm at the Elmhurst Public Works Garage, 985 S. Riverside Dr.

 

Volunteer drivers are needed for delivering holiday baskets to families on Sat., December 10, 2016 from 8-9 a.m., also at the Elmhurst Public Works Garage.

 

Please email us if you can help.

 
Support our Fundraisers

Support our Fundraisers!

 

Several events are held annually to help fund our hunger-relief program!

 

You can help by attending one or more of the upcoming events to benefit UCCA.

 

arrow TASTE OF THE TOWN: FOOD FOR LIFE Thursday, May 18, 6-10pm, Wilder Mansion, 211 S Prospect, Elmhurst. Join us for a fun evening of food and beverage tastings from Elmhurst establishments!
Click here for more details.

Buy Tickets online or send payments to: UCCA, 125 W. Church St. Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

arrow YOU CAN NOW SUPPORT UCCA WHEN YOU SHOP ONLINE AT AMAZON!
Log on to www.smile.amazon.com, select UCCA as your charity of choice, and shop as you normally would. 0.5% of what you spend on eligible purchases will automatically be donated to UCCA!

 

arrow MOST KISSABLE LIPS FUNDRAISER
February 6 through February 11, Merle Norman Cosmetics, 251 N. York St, Elmhurst. All proceeds from the purchase of any lip product at Merle Norman will be donated to UCCA. Participants will also be eligible to win a Spa Package from Merle Norman. 

 

arrow CROP HUNGER WALK
Sunday, October 2, 2016 1:30 pm check-in,
Frick Center at Elmhurst College
Click here for more information.

 

arrow TINY TIPS FOR A BIG LIFE, BY JENNY RIDDLE October 26, 7 p.m., Bethel United Church of Christ Welcome Center, 315 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst.

Support our Fundraisers

 

 

arrow THE JAYCEES PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30am-11am

Elmhurst Family Restaurant, 441 W. Lake Street, Elmhurst. Unlimited pancakes, coffee and soft drinks.

 

$8 pre-sale (before Nov 6th) and $5 for kids under 10, and $10 at the door. Purchase tickets from a Jaycee or email here.

 

Jaycees will use the proceeds from this event to purchase paper products and health and beauty aids for the holiday food drive.

 

arrow 33RD ANNUAL DAN GIBBONS TURKEY TROT

Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 9am at the intersection of Adell Pl. & Park Ave.

 

Pre-registration fee of $35 per person www.dangibbonsturkeytrot.com

 

UCCA is fortunate to be one of the recipients of the proceeds from this great family event!

 

arrow ELMHURST POLICE DEPT TOY DRIVE

November 25 through December 24, Elmhurst Police Department lobby.

 

Make the holidays a little brighter for someone in need this year. Donate a new toy or game for a child (infant to age 17), or a soft, warm fleece blanket for a senior. Gifts should be left unwrapped for sorting.

 

arrow FRANCESCA'S EAT & EARN BENEFIT

Thursday, December 1, Lunch, Dinner & Carryout Francesca’s Amici Restaurant, 174 N. York Street, Elmhurst.

 

Present your coupon and 15% of your pretax bill will benefit UCCA.

 

Wishlist

Wish List Items

 

Help us use every dollar to fight hunger by donating supplies we use:

 

- Stamps

- Reams of paper

- Gift cards from local businesses: Wal-Mart, kmart, Kohl's, Target, gas cards, etc.