More than 17-thousand items were collected this year during the United Way Community Christmas donation drive. Fifteen local agencies that help those in need will benefit from your generosity and the United Way is saying thanks to all those that contributed. The drive wrapped up last week when items were sorted for distribution to the receiving agencies.
Southwest Illinois Division spokesperson Natasha Sakovich told The Big Z, Freer Auto Body remains the top supporter of the campaign:
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Local agencies assisted this year included the Boys and Girls Club of Alton, Caritas Family Solutions, Catholic Charities of Madison County, Catholic Children's Home, Children's Home and Aid Society, Crisis Food Center, Inc., Illinois Center for Autism, Lutheran Child and Family Services, Oasis Women's Center, Operation Blessing, Riverbend Family Ministries, Riverbend Head Start and Family Services, Salvation Army, Village of Royal Lakes (Concerned Citizens) and WellSpring Resources.