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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) 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.