UCS students will support nearly 200 charity drives this season
UCS students will support nearly 200 charity drives this season
Posted on 11/13/2017
Series of charity drives in UCS

Utica Community Schools students are supporting nearly 200 charitable organizations during this holiday season.

Each UCS school is hosting multiple activities to assist local families in need.

Charity drives being sponsored by schools this year include:

Beacon Tree Elementary

  • Shelby Lions Food Drive
  • Shelby Lions Hat and Mitten Tree
  • Maddie’s Toy Drive
  • Volunteers of America – Adopt a Family

Beck Elementary

  • Macomb Foster Care Kids Giving and Mitten Tree
  • Trick or Treat for Soldiers
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Caps for Cancer

Browning Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Hat and Mitten Tree
  • Head for a Cure
  • Ornament Giving Tree

Burr Elementary

  • Leukemia Foundation
  • Community Christian Church Food Bank Food Drive
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Turning Point Hat and Mitten Tree
  • Giving Tree

Collins Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • UNICEF
  • Adopt a Family
  • Humane Society
  • GI-Go Fund
  • March of Dimes – Relay for Life

Crissman Elementary

  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Shelby Lions Food Drive
  • Assisting Local Families in Need

DeKeyser Elementary

  • Adopt a Family
  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Manna Community Meal

Dresden Elementary

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Hat and Mitten Drive
  • Support for Disabled Veterans
  • Adopt a Family
  • World Wildlife Adopt an Animal
  • Canned Food Drive

Duncan Elementary

  • Giving Tree
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Canned Food Drive for Shelby Lions Club
  • Coat drive for Children of Detroit

 

Ebeling Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Macomb Optimist Club Hat and Mitten Drive
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Gilda House

 

Flickinger Elementary

  • Utica Lions Food Drive
  • Utica Lions Hat and Mitten Drive
  • Toys for Salvation Army

Graebner Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Giving Tree
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Harvey Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Giving Tree

Havel Elementary

  • Adopt a Family
  • Scholastic Pajama Drive
  • Canned Food Drive
  • Turning Point Paper Products Drive
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Messmore Elementary

  • American Cancer Association silent auction of blankets
  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • The Foster Closet of Michigan
  • UNICEF
  • Mittens for Detroit

Monfort Elementary

  • Operation Gratitude
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Macomb Food Warehouse
  • Jeans for Troops
  • Friends of Foster Kids
  • Adopt a Family

Morgan Elementary

  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Helping Hand Food Drive
  • Hat and Mitten Tree
  • Red Cross Blood Drive

Oakbrook Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Staff Drive for Local Families
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Plumbrook Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Turning Point Mitten Tree
  • Coat Collection
  • Blanket Collection
  • Scholastic Pajama Program

Roberts Elementary

  • Shelby - Utica Lions Food Drive
  • Candy collection for troops
  • Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation
  • Valentines for Vets
  • Toiletries for families in need
  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen Ice Bowl Food Drive

Schuchard Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Adopt a Family

Schwarzkoff Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Hat and Mitten Tree
  • Giving Tree

Switzer Elementary

  • Shelby - Utica Lions Food Drive
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Hat/Glove/Mitten/Sock Donations
  • Giving Tree
  • Shelby Senior Center
  • Samaritan House
  • Adopt a Family

West Utica Elementary

  • Salvation Army
  • Shelby - Utica Lions Food Drive
  • Mr. Clean Project
  • Kiwanis Purse Collection for Turning Point
  • Toy Collection for Rainbow Connection
  • Bingo with Seniors at Shelby Villas

Wiley Elementary

  • Coat Drive
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Utica Lions Food Drive
  • Thanksgiving dinners for needy families
  • Wiley Families Christmas
  • Adopt a Family

Bemis Junior High

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Children’s Hospital Patient Blankets
  • St. Baldrick’s
  • Lioness Club donations for homeless

Davis Junior High

  • Staff Giving Tree for Local Families
  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Turning Point Gift Tree

Eppler Junior High

  • U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots

Heritage Junior High and UAIS

  • Pasta for Pennies
  • U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots
  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Coat Drive

Jeannette Junior High

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Adopt a Family
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Malow Junior High

  • Hamlin Adopt a Family
  • Extended Hands
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Michigan Animal Crew
  • ASPCA
  • Relay for Life
  • Costa Rica – Soles for Souls – Shoe Drive

Shelby Junior High

  • Lion’s Club Canned Food Drive
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Detroit Tiger’s Foundation
  • Kiwanis Children’s Fund
  • F.A.R.E.(Food Allergy Research & Education)
  • Hamlin Holidays
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Eisenhower High School

  • Adopt a Family (German Club, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society (NHS),Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA), National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), Hope 4 Homeless (H4H), Future Educators, Mail Office Staff, and Student Council)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots (Student Council)
  • Thanksgiving Dinners (Student Council)
  • Lions Club Basket (Key Club)
  • Making Hats for Children at Seminole Academy (Key Club)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive (Key Club)
  • Fleece Blankets for Macomb Angles (Key Club)
  • Holiday Collection for Local Hispanic Families in Need (Spanish Honor Society and Spanish Club)
  • UNICEF (Key Club and Project Outreach)
  • Soup Kitchen through Trinity Lutheran Church (Project Outreach)
  • Volunteering at Motown Soup (H4H)

Henry Ford II High School

  • Kiwanis Food Drive (Key Club)
  • Holiday Letters to Soldiers (Key Club)
  • Blankets for Covering Macomb County in Warmth (Key Club)
  • Adopt a Family (Various clubs)
  • Adopt Local Families (Henry Ford Staff)
  • Making wood toys for Children’s Hospital (Woodworking students)
  • Gently Used Books Drive for Children’s Hospital (HOSA)
  • Charity Drive for the Battered Women’s Shelter, Turning Point (SADD)
  • Charity Drive for the Street Outreach Program (KNOWRESOLVE)
  • Macomb County women’s shelter item/supply donation (Health classes)
  • Making gingerbread houses with local seniors (Key Club)

Stevenson High School

  • Making lunches and serving dinner for homeless of Macomb County at St. Michael's Church for McRest (Student Council)
  • Fleece-tie Blanket Making for Children’s Hospital (The Deutschklub)
  • Adopt A Family (Student Council)
  • Kiwanis Food Drive (Key Club)
  • Holiday Babysitting Event (Future Educators)

Utica Alternative Learning Center

  • Canned Food Drive for Gleaners Food Bank

Utica High School

  • Canned Food Drive (Key Club)
  • Villas of Shelby Senior Christmas Party (Key Club)
  • Kiwanis Food Drive (Key Club)
  • Adopt a Family (NHS, Mr. Vigus’ 1st hour class, office staff)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (NHS)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots (NHS, National Hispanic Honor Society)
  • Macomb Charitable Foundation (German Club and NHS)
  • Macomb County Children’s Giving Tree (SSP)
  • Macomb Charitable Foundation (National Hispanic Honor Society, Mr. Haley’s class)
  • Susan G. Komen Amazing Race (Student Council)
  • Thanksgiving dinners for needy families (Tribe Christian Youth Group)
  • Snow and Go (Tribe Christian Youth Group)
  • Special Olympics (UHS Basketball)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (NHS)
  • Walk MS (NHS)
  • Relay for Life (National Hispanic Honor Society)
  • Cassie Hines Foundation (Theatre)
  • Turning Point (UHS Football and Cheerleading)