Your gift makes it possible for The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center to provide services such as:

  • Adoption counseling for both adoptive families and birthparents
  • Overnight stays in our Pediatric Specialty Hospital’s family living area
  • Daytime, therapeutic care for medically-fragile and technology-dependent children

Nonreimbursable services like these are critical aspects of our family-centered approach to care. If you have ideas or questions about making a gift, we’d love to talk with you. Please call the development department at 412-441-4884.

Monetary Donations

Every gift helps to offset the cost of services in all of our programs, from the cost of $32 per day for child care at Child’s Way, to new clothing for infants in foster care, to sterilizing equipment for the hospital.

To donate by credit card, click Donate Now to use our secure, online donation form. Credit card donations can also be taken by phone by calling the development department at 412-441-4884. You may also mail checks, payable to The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, 5324 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. You may print and complete a donation form to send with your gift.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Honor your friends and loved ones with a meaningful gift that will have a lasting impact. A note acknowledging your gift will be sent to the honoree or family along with your personal message. To request a tribute book with honoree and memorial cards please visit our contact us page, and type “Requesting a Tribute Book” in the comment section.

Employer Matching

Many employers will match contributions their employees make to nonprofit organizations. Please check with your company’s payroll office to find out if there is a matching gift program.

Special Events

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh holds several special events throughout the year, which offer a variety of ticket and sponsorship packages for you or your company to show its support while having a great time! Learn more about our upcoming special events.

In-Kind Donations

Donations of new and gently used items are appreciated by all of our programs. Please see our Wish List of current needs.

Planned Giving, Gifts of Stock and Real Estate

Gifts of stock can make supporting The Children’s Home easy and offers a number of benefits to you, the donor. Please contact the developement department at 412-441-4884 for more information.


Help our children and families for years to come with your very own commemorative brick on The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center’s garden pathway. A miniature replica brick comes with each order. Purchase a brick.


“Cookbook for a Cause” was created by Stephanie Walker, mother and kidney donor to then two-year-old son, Ryan. Stephanie and her family were thankful for the care Ryan received at Child’s Way, where he used to attend daily. To show her family’s appreciation, Stephanie created this unique cookbook – featuring artwork by kids at Child’s Way – to support these critical day care services for medically fragile children. Purchase a cookbook.

United Way

Donations can be made to The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh through the United Way Contributor’s Choice program. The Children’s Home’s agency code number is 155. Participating employers can provide you with donation forms.