The United Way Community Christmas Campaign is under way and there's still time to donate an item or make a contribution to the cause.  Donations will be accepted through December 12 at the many drop-off boxes around the River Bend and United Way Communications Associate Natasha Sakovich says this year's drive is off to a good start.


Sakovich says they accept a variety of items including news toys, undergarments and socks, new gloves and mittens, personal hygine items, and non-perishable foods and canned goods.

Monetary donations are also welcome, and can be mailed to the new Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis, 707 Berkshire Blvd., Suite 270, East Alton, IL 62024.

You can find a list of the locations of all the boxes in the Riverbend by visiting

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