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DHS News February 2012    

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2011 Holiday Project: A Great Success!

Thanks to generous donations from hundreds of individuals and organizations, more than 4,600 children receiving services from the DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) received a gift during the holiday season.  

“There was a nice mix of fun and educational toys, and the families were excited about what their children received. We are all so thankful for the Holiday Project donors!” said Betsy Caroff, East Regional Office Family Services Supervisor.

In addition to providing gifts, the Holiday Project also gave several children the unique opportunity to meet Steelers Safeties Ryan Clark and Ryan Mundy and receive a football signed by both players (Read the DHS News article about the Steelers signing).

“It’s heartwarming to see our community work together to make the holidays special for children who may not otherwise be able to celebrate,” said Ondréa Burton, Event and Donations Manager in the DHS Office of Community Relations (OCR). “I don’t think we could possibly say thank you enough to the corporations, church groups, school groups and individuals who support the Holiday Project. It could not happen without them.”

More information on the holiday project and how to become a sponsor.

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