All of us receive phone calls and flyers from different organizations saying they represent the Elmhurst Police Department in fundraisers. Many of these organizations are shadowy solicitors, not authorized by the Elmhurst Police Department. The Elmhurst Police Department does have an organization, the Elmhurst Police Benevolent and Athletic Association (E.P.B.A.A.) that has a solicitation once a year that is hand-delivered to your house or business. The Elmhurst Police Benevolent and Athletic Association uses these funds for various charitable organizations and re-distributes them into the community, sponsoring baseball and hockey teams, scholarships and other charitable works in the community.