The Morton girls basketball team has chosen to participate in the Dream Center Peoria's “Smile. Eat. Receive” event Dec. 15.

The Morton girls basketball team has chosen to participate in the Dream Center Peoria's "Smile. Eat. Receive" event Dec. 15.

The team will be at the Dream Center from 8 a.m. to noon that day.

The Potters are asking the community to participate by donating and delivering much-needed toiletries, household goods, clothing and child-appropriate Christmas gifts in addition to what the team, coaches and parents donate.

The collection time is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center.

The team website, www.mortonladypotters.com, has a list of items needed.

"Smile. Eat. Receive" is a program that provides a holiday meal, family portrait and Christmas gifts to less-fortunate families.

At the event this year, the Morton girls will do hair and make-up for families having their portrait taken, help distribute items, frame portraits and a host of other things needed that day.