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December 8, 2016

Donations sought


Community and Governmental Relations’ winter apparel and holiday gift drives run through Dec. 15.

New hats, gloves, scarves and socks are being collected for distribution to those in need, including attendees at the Christmas Day at Pitt celebration.

Donations can be dropped off at the following campus buildings: Alumni; Benedum; Cathedral of Learning; Craig; Eureka; Hillman Library; Mervis; O’Hara Student Center; Park Plaza; Petersen; Public Safety; Scaife; Thackeray; Thomas Boulevard; Posvar; University Store on Fifth; and William Pitt Union. Donors also can choose to select items online using the drive’s Amazon wish list (

Donations for Pitt’s holiday gift drive provide a gift to each child attending Christmas Day at Pitt. Gifts should have a retail value of $20-25 and be wrapped as a holiday present, with the child’s age and gender tag visibly secured.

Contact Community and Governmental Relations to arrange for a departmental pick up, or drop gifts off at 710 Alumni Hall.


The Staff Association Council’s fall food drive, which runs through Dec. 19, will benefit students through the Pitt Pantry.

The most-needed items are deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, pasta, pasta sauce, breakfast items, rice, boxed potatoes, healthy snacks, vegetarian beans, peanut butter and monetary contributions.

Contact Deb Whitfield at to arrange for a pickup of donations.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 49 Issue 8

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