UCS students support approximately 200 local charity drives
UCS students support nearly 200 charity drives
Posted on 12/15/2016
Compilation of charity drives

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.

“Community service is an integral part our school district,” superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said.  “The activities this season and throughout the year show our students that their actions make a difference in a community that continues to nurture their success.”

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

  • Giving Tree and Mitten Tree
  • Mitten and Glove Tree
  • 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

Burr Elementary

  • Leukemia Foundation
  • Food Drive for the Community Christian Church Food Bank
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Hat and Mitten Tree for Turning Point
  • 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
  • Hat/Mitten Tree for Extended Hands
  • Adopt and Animal through World Wilflife

Duncan Elementary

  • Giving Tree
  • Food Drive
  • Canned Food Drive for Heritage Church

Ebeling Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Hat and Mitten Drive (Macomb Optimist Club)
  • 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
  • Basket Project
  • Howell Nature Center Adopt an Animal
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Green Team Halloween Costume Swap

Oakbrook Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Staff drive for local families
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Plumbrook Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Mitten Tree for Turning Point
  • 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
  • Ice Bowl food drive for Capuchin Soup Kitchen

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 Donation
  • 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
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

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

  • McRest Shelter
  • 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

Shelby Junior High

  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen
  • Shelby-Utica Lions Club
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Footprints in the Forest
  • Shoe drive to benefit Haitian children
  • Blanket making for area shelters
  • Freedom Center
  • Book drive

Eisenhower High School

  • Adopt a Family (Newspaper and Yearbook, Choir, Environmental Club, German Club, Spanish Honor Society, Girls Basketball, National Honor Society (NHS), National Art Honor Society (NAHS), Student Council, Staff)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots (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)
  • Assisting families (Spanish Honor Society and Spanish Club)
  • Thanksgiving Dinners (Student Council)
  • UNICEF (Project Outreach)
  • Macomb County USARMY Reservist Children’s Holiday Party (Student Council)

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 (Ford Staff)
  • Making wood toys for Children’s Hospital (Woodworking Students)

Stevenson High School

  • Canned Goods and Toys to Maple Lane School
  • McRest Dinner (St. Michael Church)
  • Adopt Local Families (Student Council)
  • Kiwanis Food Drive (Key Club)
  • Serving Dinner at McRest (Student Council)
  • Holiday Babysitting Event (Future Educators)

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)