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UCS students and staff support 200 charity drives this season

Utica Community Schools students are learning that charity can begin at school.

Nearly 200 charities are being supported by UCS schools this season. Each school community in UCS is hosting multiple charity drives throughout the holiday season.

“Students, staff and parents in Utica Community Schools give generously to our local charities, especially during this time of year,” Superintendent Dr. Christine M. Johns said. “I’m proud of the citizenship and concern for others our entire school community demonstrates on a regular basis.” 

Charity drives being hosted by schools this year include:

Beacon Tree

 

·         Shelby Lions Food Drive

·         Shelby Lions Hat and Mitten Tree

·         United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Beck

 

·         Giving Tree and Mitten Tree

·         Stockings for Soldiers

·         United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Heifer International Cookies for Cows

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

 

Browning

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Burr

 

·         Leukemia Foundation

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         U.S. Marine Corp. Toys for Tots

·         Hat and Mitten Tree

·         Turning Point

 

Collins

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         UNICEF

·         Adopt a Family

 

Crissman

 

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Shelby Lions Food Drive

 

DeKeyser

 

·         Juvenile Diabetes

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         Manna Community Meal

 

Dresden

 

·         Hat and Mitten Drive

·         Adopt a Family

 

Duncan

 

·         Shelby Lions Canned Food Drive

·         Adopt a Family

·         Children’s Hospital

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

 

Ebeling Elementary

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         Hat & Mitten Drive (Macomb Optimist Club)

·         Veteran’s Support Center

·         Macomb County Food Program

 

Flickinger

 

·         Shelby Lions Canned Food Drive

·         Mitten Tree

·         U.S. Marine Corp. Toys for Tots

 

Graebner

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         Giving Tree

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Basket Project

 

Harvey

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

 

Havel

 

·         The Pajama Program (Scholastic Books)

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

 

Messmore

 

·         American Cancer Association

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         Basket Project

·         UNICEF

·         Santarrific

·         Sterling Heights Canine Division

·         Mott Children’s Hospital

·         Junior Diabetes Research Foundation

 

Monfort

 

·         Operation Gratitude

·         Samaritan House

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Macomb Food Warehouse

·         Children’s Hospital

·         Adopt a family

 

Morgan

 

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Helping Hand Food Drive

·         Hat and Mitten Tree

·         The Basket Project

·         Howell Nature Center Adopt an Animal

·         Blood Drive

·         PJ for a Day (American Red Cross)

·         Plant a Tree Program

·         Green Team Halloween Costume Swap

·         Green Team Coat Drive/Swap

 

Oakbrook

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         Hat/Mitten/Scarf Collection (local churches)

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

 

Plumbrook

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         Mitten Tree (Turning Point)

·         No Kill Animal Shelter

·         Blanket Collection (Beaumont Children’s Wing)

 

Roberts

 

·         Shelby Utica Lions Canned Food Drive

 

Schuchard

 

·         Kiwanis Canned Food Drive

·         Disabled American Veterans

·         Adopt a Family

 

Schwarzkoff

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Need a Coat/Take a Coat

·         Hat and Mitten Tree

·         Candy Cane Sale (adopt a family)

·         Giving Tree

·         “Movember” Mustache

·         Collection of items for soldiers

 

Switzer

 

·         Shelby Utica Lions Canned Food Drive

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Hat/Glove/Mitten/Sock Donation

·         Giving Tree

·         Shelby Senior Center

·         UNICEF

·         Muscular Dystrophy Association

 

West Utica

 

·         UNICEF

·         Ronald McDonald House

·         Shelby Utica Lions Canned Food Drive

 

Wiley

 

·         Coat Drive

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Shelby Utica Lions Canned Food Drive

·         Thanksgiving dinners to needy families

·         Wiley Families Christmas

·         Shop with a Teacher

 

 

Bemis Junior High

 

·         Basket Project

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Project Linus

·         Dosomething.org

·         Lioness Club donations for homeless

 

Davis Junior High

 

·         Winter Clothing Drive (Macomb County Dept. of Human Services)

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         Children’s Clothing Drive (Children’s Hospital)

 

Eppler Junior High

 

·         Kiwanis Food Drive

·         U.S. Marines Toys for Tots

·         Christmas Shop

·         Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center School Book Drive

 

Heritage Junior High

 

·         Children’s Hospital

·         U.S. Marines Toys for Tots

·         Kiwanis Canned Food Drive

·         Sunrise Senior Living

·         One Adopted Family

·         Villas of Shelby Senior Living

·         Turkeys to area families

 

Jeannette Junior High

 

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Bikes for Toys for Tots

·         Extended Hand of Macomb County

·         Mail for Heroes

·         Adopt a Family

 

Malow Junior High

 

·         Hamlin Pub Adopt a Family

·         Family Youth Intervention Services

·         Street Outreach Program

·         Transitional Living Program

·         Extended Hands

·         Salvation Army

 

Shelby Junior High

 

·         St. Jude Children’s Hospital

·         Capuchin Soup Kitchen

·         Shelby-Utica Lions Club

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

·         Used Jeans Collection

 

 

Eisenhower High School

 

·         Adopt a Family (Newspaper & Yearbook, SADD, Spanish Honor Society, Girl’s Basketball, NHS, Student Council)

·         U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots (Newspaper & Yearbook, Student Council)

·         Michigan Animal Rescue League (PAW Group)

·         World Wildlife Fund (Environmental Club)

·         ASPCA (Environmental Club)

·         Sierra Club (Environmental Club)

·         Jingle Bell 5K Run (Environmental Club)

·         Macomb Food Banks (Key Club)

·         Mt. Clemens Elementary School Party (Key Club)

·         Octagon House Holiday Soiree (NHS)

·         Angel’s Giving Touch Blankets (NHS)

·         Giving Tree (NHS)

·         Letters to Soldiers (Student Council)

 

Ford II High School

 

·         Kiwanis Canned Food Drive (Key Club, Student Council)

·         Salvation Army Bell Campaign (Key Club)

·         Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (Key Club)

·         Giving Tree (Key Club)

·         Children’s Hospital (Health Occupations Students of America)

 

Stevenson High School

 

·         Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

·         Kiwanis Hat & Mitten Drivve

·         McRest Dinner (St. Michael’s Church)

·         Adopt a Family

·         Kiwanis Canned Food Drive

·         Blanket and Toy Collection (Children’s Hospital)

·         Pasta for Pennies (Leukemia/Lymphoma Society)

·         Relay for Life

 

Utica High School

 

·         Canned Food Drive (Key Club)

·         Villas of Shelby Senior Christmas Party (Key Club)

·         Clothing Drive (Key Club)

·         Adopt a Famiy (NHS, Mr. Vigus’ 1st hour class, office staff)

·         Cystic Fibrosis Donation (NHS)

·         U.S. Marines Toys for Tots (NHS, National Art Honor Society)

·         Macomb Charitable Foundation (German Club)

·         Macomb County Children’s Giving Tree (SSP)

·         Macomb Charitable Foundation (National Hispanic Honor Society, Mr. Haley’s class)

·         Henry Ford Hospital Book Donation (Drama Class)

·         Susan G. Koman Amazing Race (Student Council)

·         Thanksgiving dinners to needy families (Tribe Christian Youth Group)

·         Snow & Go (Tribe Christian Youth Group)

 

 

 

 

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