Thank you for thinking of The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center. Your generous donations directly help children and families in our three programs: Adoption, Child’s Way, and the Pediatric Specialty Hospital.

Donations can be dropped off to our front desk anytime, including evenings and weekends. Please be sure to fill out an in-kind donation form available at our front desk if you would like to receive an acknowledgment letter.

If you have any questions about donating to The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center, please contact Meredith Stafford at 412-441-4884 ext. 2044 or

For health and safety reasons, The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh cannot accept the following items unless they are new, unused, and in original packaging:

  • Clothing or any other items made of fabric
  • Toys
  • Equipment (car seats, high chairs, bouncers, etc.)
  • Bottles
  • Plush toys must be brand new. We are unable to accept any stuffed animals if they have been exposed to the home (ie. Beanie Baby’s on a shelf)
  • Please Note: We are able to accept gently used books!

If you have any used items to donate, local shelters, churches, and free stores are often in need.


The Children’s Home can accept new children’s clothing, sizes preemie – Adult small. Currently, our specific needs include:

  • Long-sleeved and short-sleeved preemie and newborn onesies
  • Zip-up pajamas (with or without feet), especially size newborn
  • 3T boys and girls clothing
  • 2T-5T elastic waist pants
  • 0-3 months clothing for boys
  • Preemie and newborn layette sets (outfits to bring babies home from the hospital in)


Infant Care

Toys, Activities & Books

Arts & Crafts

  • Art and craft supplies – paint, glitter, markers, construction paper, etc.
  • Craft sets
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Play-Doh
  • Velcro
  • Contact paper
  • Table top easel


  • New infant car seats
  • New strollers (single and double)
  • New portable cribs (i.e. Pack ‘n Play)
  • Medical Equipment (accepted on a case by case basis, so please call ahead of time to describe your items.)
  • Kitchen equipment (cookie sheets, bowls, cups, silverware, utensils, pots, pans, coffee pots, plates, mugs, etc.)

Gift Cards

The Children’s Home gratefully accepts gift cards in any dollar amount to help the children and families we serve, including stores such as:

  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Kohl’s
  • Babies R’ Us
  • Aldi
  • Giant Eagle/GetGo
  • Panera Bread (for birthparent counseling sessions)
  • Starbucks (for birthparent counseling sessions)