DHS News November 2011
November 2011 DHS Newsletter
Dignity and Respect Campaign kept busy in November
Although Dignity and Respect Month ended Oct. 31, the DHS Dignity and Respect Campaign kept busy well into November.
For instance, the Campaign hosted a non-perishable food drive from Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 that generated 24 full bags of food items for families in need in Allegheny County. In addition, a “Say Thanks” banner was available in the lobby of the Human Services Building throughout the month for staff and visitors alike to sign and let everyone know what they are thankful for this year.
Multi-cultural cookie exchange and book drive
On Nov. 18, the Campaign hosted a multi-cultural cookie exchange and book drive in the Liberty Room of the Human Services Building to benefit the DHS Holiday Project.
The multi-cultural cookie exchange – Cookies for a Cause – requested participants to bring a dozen or two of their favorite cookies or sweet treats and offered an opportunity to sample cookies and treats from your coworkers and to mingle and get to know new people.
The Cookies for a Cause event also launched the Dignity & Respect Campaign “Multi-cultural Book Drive.” The Campaign believes that having a positive role model can make all the difference in life and that historically prominent persons or even strong fictitious characters can give children, youth and young adults an example of how positive choices lead to a positive life.
About the Dignity & Respect Campaign
The Dignity & Respect Campaign is designed to join individuals, community leaders, community organizations, educational institutions, businesses and corporations under the common notion that everyone deserves dignity and respect.
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