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County collecting toys for children in need

November 12, 2018

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

Unwrapped gifts will be collected from Nov. 1 through Dec. 1.

There is a particular need for the following items:Warm winter wear for newborns through 18 months old, including hats, gloves, mittens and scarvesBaby necessities such as blankets, wipes, bottles, pacifiers and bibsBoard books for babies and toddlersBoard games for all ages -- to be played individually, with siblings or as a familyDolls and action figures in a full range of skin tonesSports equipment including basketballs, footballs and soccer ballsLEGO and Mega Bloks sets

Gifts can be taken to the following drop-off locations:

Downtown

County Executive’s Office

101 County Courthouse

436 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Family Courthouse

440 Ross Street, Suite 3020

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Allegheny County Health Department

Administration Building Lobby

542 Fourth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

City County Federal Credit Union

220 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Human Services Building

One Smithfield Street, First Floor Lobby

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

East

Crunch Fitness - Monroeville

4049 William Penn Highway

Monroeville, PA 15146

Crunch Fitness at The Waterfront

340 East Waterfront Drive

Homestead, PA 15120

South

Curves

301 Old Washington Pike

Carnegie, PA 15106

Keystone Canine Club

5167 Brownsville Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15236

North

Howard Hanna Hampton Office

5048 William Flynn Highway

Gibsonia, PA 15044

Monetary donations can also be made. 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 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: www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/holidayproject.aspx.

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