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Adopt-A-Family Program Seeks Donations to Provide Thanksgiving Meals

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

In the spirit of giving back, the organizations are seeking donations through Nov. 21 to provide a full Thanksgiving meal, with turkey, sides and beverages to Houstonians in need. Those who donate $5 will receives an opportunity to win a UHD swag bag and holiday wreath.

“This has become an annual tradition,” said UHDPD Sgt. Trinity Delafance. “Through the generosity of our UHD faculty, staff and students, we have been able to provide for many Houston families over the past three years – and we hope to provide event more assistance this year.”

Persons who wish to contribute to the Adopt-A-Family effort may give their donations to the following:

  • UHD Police
  • UHD Staff Council
  • UHD Faculty Senate
  • Ruby Lacour-Tyler at the Marilyn Davies College of Business, Suite B400A
  • Cynthia Hartman at the College of Public Service, Suite C420

“Every contribution, no matter the amount, helps make a difference,” Delafance said. “It’s all about showing that we care for all of our Houstonians.”

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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.