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 mstafford@chomepgh.org

We are ALWAYS in need of $25 gift cards to GetGo/ Giant Eagle and Aldi to help assist the families we serve!

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.

Most needed items as of 7.28.2018:

  • Crib Mirrors
  • Musical toys for babies
  • Crib Mobiles
  • Baby Pacifiers

Clothing

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

  • Long-sleeved preemie- 12 month onesies and pants* 
  • Zip-up pajamas (with or without feet), especially size newborn
  • 6-9 month clothing for boys and girls
  • 2T-5T elastic waist pants
  • Preemie and newborn layette sets (outfits to bring babies home from the hospital in)

Feeding

Infant Care

Toys, Activities & Books

Arts & Crafts

  • Adult coloring books*
  • Art and craft supplies – paint, glitter, markers, construction paper, etc.
  • Craft sets
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Velcro
  • Contact paper
  • Table top easel

Equipment

  • Batteries* 

  • 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
  • Aldi*
  • Giant Eagle/GetGo (*** $25 GetGo cards are ALWAYS needed!)* 
  • Panera Bread (for birthparent counseling sessions)
  • Starbucks (for birthparent counseling sessions)

*= most critically needed items at this time

Holiday Donations

The Children’s Home is always looking for small gifts to share with the families that are staying with us over the holidays. Some example holidays are:

Valentine’s Day
Easter
Passover
Mother’s Day
Father’s Day
Independence Day
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Hanukkah
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day

Meal Donations

The busy schedule of our families staying in our hospital and Lemieux Family Center makes meal preparation difficult. Therefore, The Children’s Home is always looking for meal donations. For more information, please refer to our Meal Guidelines or contact Meredith Stafford.