The United Way Community Christmas campaign is underway, and thanks to The Big Z, there are more drop off boxes around town. During the Let’s Talk Program this week, United Way officials appealed to listeners to host a box and about 30 more were placed in the community since Monday.
They are just a few boxes shy of their goal of 100 and will gladly place as many as needed to collect items for 17 agencies this holiday season. Community Christmas Campaign Chair Megan Allen of Phillips 66 talks about some of the items needed in the collection boxes:
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About 6,000 people were assisted by the donations last year. To make a donation, drop it in any Community Christmas Box or you can mail a monetary donation to the United Way office in East Alton. For details call 618-258-9800 or visit www.helpingpeople.org