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Adopt-A-Family Program Seeking Donations for Thanksgiving Meals

The University of Houston-Downtown Police Department (UHDPD), along with the UHD Staff Council are looking to make the Thanksgiving holiday a bit brighter for local families as part of their annual Adopt-A-Family program.

In the spirit of giving back, the organizations are seeking donations now through Monday, Nov. 22 to provide a complete Thanksgiving meal with turkey, sides and beverages to Houstonians in need. Donations in the form of cash or food for the Thanksgiving meal are also being accepted. Cash donations must be sealed in an envelope with the donor’s name.

Individuals who wish to contribute to the Adopt-A-Family effort must deliver their donation to the UHDPD offices by 5 p.m. on Nov. 22. For more information or questions, contact Lt. Trinity Delafance at 281-788-7757 or by e-mail at delafancet@uhd.edu.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.