Letter: Thanks for the support, Elmhurst

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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To the Editor:

The United Community Concerns Association would like to thank the Elmhurst community for the donations of food, money and the endless hours of time volunteered. This generosity helped make the holiday season brighter for almost 300 families with children in District 205 Schools assisted this year.

We would like to give special thanks to the City of Elmhurst, City Manager Mr. James Grabowski, and all employees from Public Works; Mr. David Pruneau, Superintendent of Elmhurst District 205, all District 205 students, families, social workers, and staff; Elmhurst Police Department; Elmhurst Jaycees; Elmhurst Park District and its employees; Dan Gibbon's Turkey Trot; Elmhurst Public Library; Elmhurst YMCA; and to the many local churches, organizations, businesses, individuals and approximately 400 volunteers who sorted, packed, loaded cars, and delivered over 1,300 boxes of food.

Throughout last year, over $82,000 was provided in food certificates to families and seniors. We are a 100-percent volunteer organization with over 99 percent of all donations used to help feed our neighbors in need. This would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers, our generous partners and our caring community. Since the needs are stronger than ever, your financial support is appreciated as we continue to work together year round to fight hunger in our Elmhurst community. Checks may be made payable to UCCA, 125 W. Church St., Elmhurst, IL 60126.

Susie Sands, UCCA president

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