The United Way's annual Community Christmas donation drive has exceeded its goal. With boxes located at dozens of businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations participating in the program around the River Bend, this year's drive brought in more than 19,000 items.

Natasha Sakovich, Marketing and Communications Manager for The United Way of Greater St. Louis, tells The Big Z the goal was 17,000.

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The program gathers donations of non-perishable food, clothes, winter weather necessities like gloves, hats and scarves, blankets, towels, baby care items, hygiene items, and new toys.  Seventeen local agencies have already picked up their items and will distribute them through their holiday programs.


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