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Holiday Project gift donation drop-off locations announced


Last updated 11/6/2019 at 8:29pm

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

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

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

Baby necessities (blankets, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, bibs)

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

Dolls and action figures in a full range of skin tones

Sports equipment, including basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls

LEGO and Mega Bloks sets

Craft kits and art supplies

Remote control vehicles

 Unwrapped gifts will be collected through Friday, Dec. 6 and may be taken to any of the following drop-off locations:

County Executive’s Office, County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Room 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Department of Human Services, Human Services Building, One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Department, 542 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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

Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar, 301 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Emily’s Hair Zone, 304 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

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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