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UCS schools support more 200 charity events this season
UCS schools support more than 200 charity events this season
Posted on 11/25/2019
Students holding donated cans in the air

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

Every UCS school is sponsoring 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
  • Adopting a Leader Dog

Browning Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Hat and Mitten Tree
  • St Vincent de Paul donation of gentle used clothes
  • Adopt a Family
  • Friends of Foster Kids Gift Wrapping Supplies

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
  • Adopt a Family
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

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
  • Pajama Drive

Duncan Elementary

  • Giving Tree
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Canned Food Drive for Shelby Lions Club

Ebeling Elementary

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

Flickinger Elementary

  • Utica Lions Food Drive
  • Utica Lions Hat and Mitten Drive
  • Toys for Salvation Army
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Caps for Kids

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
  • Adopt A Family

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

  • Sterling Heights Holiday Assistance
  • Oakbrook Family Tree Coat and Boot store
  • Rotary Club Holiday Meals
  • St. John and Mott Pediatric Oncology book collection
  • Holy Redeemer Center for Veterans hat and mitten drive
  • Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs
  • Kiwanis Canned Food Drive
  • Oakbrook Holiday Drive for Family Support

Plumbrook Elementary

  • Kiwanis Food Drive
  • Turning Point Mitten Tree
  • Scholastic Coin War for Books
  • U.S. Marines Toys for Tots
  • Community Outreach Food Baskets

Roberts Elementary

  • Shelby-Utica Lions Food Drive
  • Candy collection for troops
  • Valentines for Seniors
  • 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
  • Grace Center of Hope
  • 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
  • Hat and Glove 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
  • Socktober – Annual Student Council Sock Drive (Donated to Turning Point)
  • Hamlin Holiday Adopt a Family
  • Student Council Food Drive
  • No Shave November – American Cancer Society Fundraiser
  • Collection for MISD Homeless Youths

Eppler Junior High

  • U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots
  • Shelby Township Lions Club – Township Food Basket Program Non-Perishable/Canned Food Drive
  • Bright Side Dental Candy for Soldiers

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
  • 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)
  • Adopt a Family (SADD).
  • Donations to Families through the Hispanic Community Church (Spanish Club).
  • 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

  • Choir providing music for the Sterling Heights tree lighting, the Lions Club of Sterling Heights, and at two retirement homes
  • Fundraiser for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (HOSA)
  • Collecting Crayons for the Crayon Initiative for children hospitals (HOSA)
  • Food Drive (Key Club)
  • Adopt a Family (Student Council)
  • Serving Dinner to the Homeless with McRest (Student Council)

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)