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DHS Holiday Project launching sponsorship drive

The 2011 DHS Holiday Project planning is underway and to help ensure children in need are able to receive a holiday gift, the DHS Office of Community Relations (OCR) is launching the Holiday Project sponsorship drive.

All of the children and youth who receive gifts through the Holiday Project are from families that are receiving services through the DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF). Beginning in September, OCR is seeking sponsors and donors to help provide gifts for children of all ages. Interested individuals or groups can choose to participate in several ways.

Group sponsorship
Sponsorship drives, led by a member of the group, are a great way to support the Holiday Project. Groups are provided with the age, gender and wish list for as many children as they agree to sponsor.

Group donors to the Open Donations Collection
Groups may choose to purchase and donate gifts to supply to the Holiday Project Open Donations Collection. The Holiday Project website provides a list of the “Hottest Toys and Gifts” and encourages donors to review the list before heading out to the stores to shop. The Holiday Project is always in need of toys, books and gifts that relate to children of all ages from diverse cultures.

In addition to the “Hottest Toys and Gifts” list, the Holiday Project website will also feature a list of recommended books celebrating diversity for children.

Individual sponsors and donors
Individuals are invited to participate in the Holiday Project by either choosing to sponsor an individual child or by making a purchase based on the “Hottest Toys and Gifts.”

Monetary Donations
Monetary donations are also accepted. Checks should be made payable to: DHS Donations Fund, with “Holiday Project” on the memo line, and mailed to: DHS Holiday Project/OCR, Human Services Building, One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

To become a sponsor or donor for the 2011 DHS Holiday Project, please contact the Event and Donations Team at 412-350-3428 or by email at EventandDonationsTeam@AlleghenyCounty.us.

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