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.

If you would like to donate items to The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center, please contact Abby Kirstein at 412-441-4884 ext. 2065 or to schedule a drop off time.

Please note: Clothing and books are the only items we are able to accept as gently used. All other items must be new and in original packaging.


The Children’s Home can accept children’s clothing, sizes preemie – 5T. Currently, our specific needs include:

  • Long-sleeve preemie onesies
  • Zip-up pajamas (with or without feet), especially size Newborn
  • 2T-5T elastic waist pants
  • Preemie/infant snowsuits


  • Bottles (4 to 8 oz)
  • Infant/Toddler utensils

Infant Care

  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Baby bath products

Toys, Activities & Books

  • Baby links
  • Crib mirrors
  • Crib mobiles (Fisher Price, Tiny Love)
  • 0-9 month rattles, small infant toys, etc.
  • Sassy 0+ months Spin and Shine Rattle
  • Toys with lights, sounds, music, and/or textures (6 to 36 months)
  • Board books for babies and toddlers
  • Books that play music
  • Books and educational materials on adoption topics for children, birthparents, and families:
    • Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber
    • Gotcha Day Blessing by Dave Butler
  • Bubbles (no spill)
  • Cloud B Twilight Constellation Night Light/Dream Light
  • Dolls
  • Elmo toys
  • Lego sets (2-8 years old)
  • Play kitchen items (including pretend food)
  • Batteries for toys and mobiles (AA, AAA, C, and D)

Arts & Crafts

  • Art and craft supplies – paint, glitter, markers, construction paper, etc.
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Play-Doh


  • New infant car seats
  • 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.)
  • Canon EOS Rebel Camera (to be used for all programs and outreach)

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)