2 locations in North Hills collecting gifts for county’s Holiday Project for needy children

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 3:43 PM

People interested in participating in Allegheny County’s “Holiday Project” to provide gifts for children who receive services from the Office of Children, Youth and Families can drop off donations at two locations in the North Hills through Dec. 6.

New, unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the Howard Hanna office in Hampton, 5048 William Flynn Highway; and the Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar located at The Penthouse at Fairmont Square, 101 Fowler Road, in Marshall Township.

The greatest need is for the following items:

• Warm winter wear such as hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for infants to 18-year-olds.

• Baby necessities such as blankets, wipes, bottles, pacifiers and bibs.

• Board games for all ages

• 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

Monetary donations can be made by check payable to: “The DHS Donation Fund” with “Holiday Project” written in the memo line. Send the checks to: Holiday Project Coordinator, Department of Human Services, One Smithfield Street, First Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Donors also can fulfill a child’s wish list by contacting the Event and Donations Team at [email protected] or by calling 412-350-3428.

More details about the program as well as other drop-off sites is available online.