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:

  • Zip-up pajamas (with or without feet)
  • 18-24 month onesies
  • 2T-5T elastic waist pants
  • 2T-4T boys’ and girls’ clothes
  • Preemie/infant snowsuits


  • Bottles (4 to 8 oz)
  • Infant formula
  • 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
  • Art supplies (such as stickers, coloring books, paint, etc.)
  • Dolls
  • Elmo toys
  • Lego sets (2-8 years old)
  • Play-Doh Plus
  • Play kitchen items (including pretend food)


  • Infant car seats
  • Portable cribs/Pack ‘n Play
  • Medical Equipment (We can accept medical equipment on a case by case basis, so please call ahead of time to describe your items.)


  • Batteries for toys and mobiles (AA, AAA, C, and D)
  • Kitchen items (cooking pots, pans, plates, etc.) for the Lemieux Family Center

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)