At the UCCA semi-annual meeting August 30, UCCA Vice President Jean Baker was honored with the Mary Jo Corbett Spirit of Volunteerism Award. Jean is a tireless volunteer for UCCA and is a perfect example of the Spirit of Volunteerism. Jean helps to coordinate many areas of the organization from historian, Bryan Food Drive Coordinator and numerous fundraisers throughout the year. In addition, Jean volunteers and attends all UCCA events. She is UCCA’s #1 cheerleader !!!
Photo: Jean Baker, left, with UCCA President Shari Haug.
UCCA was the recipient of the 100+ Women Who Care–Elmhurst Area’s 2022 first quarter donation of $14,890, which will help fund a summer food gift card mailing. 100+ Women Who Care-Elmhurst Area are a group of women positively impacting the local community. They meet quarterly, and through a simple process, select a nonprofit to support. This donation is a milestone for 100+ Women Who Care-Elmhurst Area as they have now donated $500,000 to local non-profits. UCCA is grateful to be recipient of their recent quarterly donation.
Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Supports UCCA
Thanks to the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot for their generous donation of $15,000 to UCCA. This donation will help UCCA continue to provide food, referrals and services to Elmhurst District 205's most financially disadvantaged children and their families in an effort to fight hunger.
Photo: Dan Gibbons presents the check to UCCA President Shari Haug.
UCCA Holiday Food Drive
We were back in person for our Annual Holiday Food Drive this year. Our Holiday Food Drive involves all of the Elmhurst District 205 Schools, the YMCA, the Elmhurst Public Library, the Elmhurst Park District and many companies and other organizations around Elmhurst.
The food is gathered at the Elmhurst City Garage where 130 volunteers packed 1,233 boxes of food.
Dan Gibbons 2021 Turkey Trot
UCCA members manned the registration booth at the 2021 Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2021. The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot is a valued partner and supporter of UCCA.
Turkeys on Tables
Reception to Honor Susie Sands
UCCA honored Susie Sands at a reception at Wilder Mansion October 7, 2021, for her 22 years as President. Thank you Susie for all that you have done for UCCA!
City of Elmhurst Honors UCCA
UCCA was honored at the September 20, 2021 City Council meeting for Hunger Action Month. UCCA was recognized for all that we do for the community, especially through 2020. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Felten Photography.
AUGUST 7-14, 2021
A huge thank you to Mariano’s for selecting UCCA as the recipient of its Pack the Pantries donations. Shoppers had the opportunity to make a $5 or $10 donation at checkout for UCCA.
UCCA continued to bring mobile food pantry trucks with free groceries to Churchville Middle School for all Elmhurst District 205 families and those in the area in need of groceries) approximately once a month. Volunteers helped us sort the food as it came off the truck and then loaded the food into people’s cars.