Sothwestern Illinois College and Eckert's Country Store teamed up for Operation Cookie Drop to provide cookies and gift cards to local military stationed at Scott Air Force Base who are not able to be with their families during the holidays.
How to help
Buy cookies and gift cards. Eckerts Country Store in Belleville will match dozen-for-dozen cookies purchased at their store for donation to the drive.
Get in touch
For details, visit Eckert's or call 618-233-0513, ext. 1950. Pre-packaged purchased cookies from stores or bakeries and gift cards can be dropped off at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave.; the Red Bud Campus, 500 W. South Fourth St.; the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, 4950 Maryville Road; and the Programs and Services for Older Persons facility, 201 N. Church St., Belleville. For specific drop-off times and locations, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5476.