Giving Tree for Department of Human Services

Note: Picture of tree is a previous giving tree.



Continuing the joyful spirit of giving, the BHCC Mission Committee has put up a Thanks GIVING Tree in the Narthex. Gifts will be collected through the month of November. This tree offers the opportunity to buy gifts for the many children in need through the “Holiday Project” of the Department of Human Services of Allegheny County.


“The DHS Holiday Project provides meaningful holiday gifts to children in families receiving DHS services related to child maltreatment and homelessness. Recipients of these gifts range from newborns to young adults. In every case, gifts from the Holiday Project provide an invaluable sense of normalcy for children and youth whose lives are

shaped by daily challenges.”


Currently there over 1000 families in need and the need grows every day. There are two ways to be part of spreading joy for the children of these families thru this project.

1- Pick a gift request off of the ThanksGIVING tree!

2-There is a list of things that can be purchased directly from Amazon. Gifts from the Amazon.com Holiday Project Wish List are shipped automatically to the “Holiday Project Workshop.” There are many listings for all ages $40 and under! The deadline for all gifts to go to DHS is December 3.


You can read more about this project by searching DHS Allegheny Services. Search Holiday Project in their search bar. On that page you will see a link for “Holiday Project Brochure.” The Amazon link can also be found there.


If you have questions please contact Darenda Lease.