The Community Character Coalition (CCC) of Elk Grove is a not-for-profit community-based organization that was formed in September 2003. Our vision is to create a model community where the quality of life is supported by core ethical values translated into good character practices, which are taught, promoted and recognized throughout the Elk Grove community. Our efforts are based on the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship.
We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Sheila Ray Adult Center, 225 E. Elk Grove Blvd. in Elk Grove Village. We welcome your attendance.
Toys for Tots Drive
Now thru December 1st
At our October meeting the CCC kicked off a campaign to collect new toys for Toys For Tots. CCC members took Toys For Tots collection boxes which will be placed in businesses and government buildings throughout Elk Grove. The toys collected by December 1st will be brought to our meeting and representatives from the USMC will come to receive them.
The photo shows some who were on hand on October 1 to launch this CCC Toys For Tots drive in Elk Grove.
Pictured (l. to r.) are Ruth Jaworsky, Alfred Kolodziej, both with the Northwest Suburban Marine Corps Detachment, Curt Hansen, CCCEG President, and Roy Frank, Founder of Heart of a Marine Foundation.
Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations
American Tiger Karate Academy, Elk Grove Village
Bakers Basket, Elk Grove Village
District 59 Administrative Headquarters
EGV Public Library
EGV Village Hall
EVG Park District - Pavilion
EVG Park District - Hattendorf Center
EVG Township Headquarters
Elly’s Pancake House, Elk Grove Village
Jersey Mike’s Subs – 6 locations: Elk Grove, Schaumburg (2), Gurnee, Park Ridge, Niles
Primerica, Elk Grove Village
Shinnyo-en Temple, Elk Grove Village
Tasty Catering, Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Fallen Soldier Memorial Scholarship
Overview: This scholarship is based on the CHARACTER COUNTS!SM pillar of Citizenship. It honors four young citizens of Elk Grove Village who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation in the wars that followed the September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation. The four soldiers are: James S. Cronin, Phillip E. Frank, John T. Olson, and Adriana N. Salem.
2013 Award Winners: Faith Meizler, David Vitale and Kaley Wendorf.