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The University of Texas Police at Houston Annual Children’s Gift Drive Began November 20

December 01, 2023
Sherneka Cagle

The University of Texas Police at Houston Annual Children’s Gift Drive Began November 20

For more than 20 years, UT Police has organized the annual Children’s Gift Drive benefiting pediatric patients at various hospitals and clinics associated with UTHealth Houston. This year’s gift drive kicked off on November 20 and will last until December 18. This season, gifts will benefit the pediatric patients of UTHealth Houston Behavioral Sciences Campus and children at University Housing. 

Gift donations should be new, unopened, unwrapped, and geared toward children ages infant-17.

Items not accepted: gifts with batteries, antennas, pencil sharpeners, or any sharp item.

Donation boxes may be found in the lobby at the following UTHealth Houston locations:

  • Cizik School of Nursing (SON)
  • Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM)
  • McGovern Medical School (MED) – LRC Lobby
  • Recreation Center
  • School of Public Health (SPH)
  • University Center Tower (UCT)
  • Bimolecular Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

Donation boxes found on specific floors:

  • UT Professional Building (UTPB) - 11th Floor
  • Operations Center Building (OCB) - Rio Grande Room
  • School of Dentistry (SOD) – SOD 5330

If you are unable to find a donation box, workforce members may bring donations to UT Police headquarters at 7777 Knight Rd, Houston, Texas, 77054. This gift drive is limited to MD Anderson and UTHealth Houston workforce members only and is not open to the public.

UT Police is thankful for the support from the community helping us to successfully provide gifts for the pediatric patients at UTHealth Houston Behavioral Sciences Campus and children at University Housing. Holiday gifts communicate that kids and families are valued and an important part of our community.

Suggested Gift Items:

coloring books, puzzle books, crayons, sidewalk chalk, house slippers, dolls, journals (no spirals), stuffed animals, board games, wallets, purses, Legos, frisbees, hacky sacks, sports balls, socks, puzzles, cars/trucks, superhero posters, books, Texans/Rockets/Astros themed gifts, sketch pads

For questions about this year’s gift drive, please contact UT Police, Community Outreach at UTPHOutreach@mdanderson.org or (713) 563-7794.

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