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Drop off donations for DHS Holiday Project at various locations


November 14, 2017

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Holiday Project is collecting new, unwrapped gifts for children and youth who receive services through the Department of Human Services Office of Children, Youth and Families.

“The DHS Holiday Project benefits from the generosity of the region’s business and nonprofit communities each year, but we cannot meet the gift-giving needs of the children we serve without the kindness of individuals throughout the county,” said DHS Director Marc Cherna.

While all gift donations are appreciated, there is a special need for:

• Warm winter wear for ages 0-18 (hats, gloves, mittens, scarves)

• Board games for all ages – to be played individually, with siblings, or as a family

• Puzzles for all ages

• Dolls and action figures in a full range of skin tones

• Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, baseball gloves, and other sports equipment

• Creative kits for school-age children

• Gifts for children ages 0-2

Gift donations will be collected through December 1, and may be taken to any of the following drop-off locations:

Allegheny County Courthouse, County Executive’s Office, 119 County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Allegheny County Family Courthouse, Room 101, 440 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Allegheny County Health Department, First Floor Lobby, 542 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

City County Federal Credit Union, 220 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Human Services Building, First Floor Lobby, One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Curves, 301 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie, PA 15106

Keystone Canine Club, 5167 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks should be made payable to “The DHS Donation Fund” with “Holiday Project” written in the memo line. Checks may be sent to Holiday Project Coordinator, Department of Human Services, One Smithfield Street, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Opportunities to receive and fulfill a child’s wish list are also available. To request a child’s name and wish list and/or for more information about this process, please contact the Event and Donations Team at EventandDonationsTeam@AlleghenyCounty.US or 412-350-3428.

For additional information about the Holiday Project, drop-off locations times, and for a list of gift ideas, visit:


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