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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)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.