Thank you for thinking of The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center. Your generous donations go to help children and families in all three of our unique programs: Adoption, Child’s Way, and the Pediatric Specialty Hospital. We ask that all donations please be new and that food and baby supplies (bibs, bottles, pacifiers, car seats, cribs, etc.) be new and unopened. We will accept new or gently used clothing. 

If you would like to donate items to The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center, please contact Amy Lind at 412-441-4884 ext. 1057 or to schedule a drop off time.

Priority Items

  • 3T and 4T sweatpants
  • 9 month fall and winter clothing (girls and boys)
  • Crib mirrors
  • Crib music boxes
  • Preemie girls clothing
  • Preemie socks
  • Preemie and newborn jackets/ snowsuits
  • Toys with lights, sounds, music, and textures (6 to 36 months)

General Donation Items:


  • 18-24 month onesies
  • Bottles (4 to 8 oz) for 4 to 6 months
  • Baby blankets
  • Baby food (unopened)
  • Baby links
  • Baby Wipes
  • Boppies (new and unused)
  • Crib mirrors
  • Crib mobiles (Fisher Price, Tiny Love)
  • Infant clothing
  • Infant formula (unopened)
  • Infant utensils
  • Preemie to 9 month clothing
  • Preemie and newborn socks
  • Rattles
  • Swaddle blankets


  • 3 and 4 size diapers
  • Children’s music CD’s
  • Diaper rash products
  • DVD’s (toddler- teenage)
  • Flannel and Fleece blankets (toddler-teenager)
  • Toddler eating utensils
  • Toddler clothing

Toys/Activities/Educational Materials:

  • Activity/craft kits for 8 years through teenage years
  • Books that play music
  • Books and educational materials on adoption topics for children, birthparents, and families
    • Dear Birthmother by Kathleen Silber (given to every birthparent, must be new)
    • Gotcha Day Blessing by Dave Butler (given as gifts, must be new)
  • Cardboard books for babies and toddlers
  • Construction paper and stickers
  • Elmo toys
  • Indoor activities for teenage boys
  • Jump ropes
  • Play kitchen items
  • Toy cash registers
  • Toys with lights, sounds, music, and textures (6 to 36 months)
  • View Masters


  • Bassinets (must be new and unused)
  • Car Seats (must be new and unused with 5-point restraint system)
  • Medical Equipment (please call for details)
  • Pack ‘n plays (must be new and unused)


  • Batteries, regular and rechargeable with charge, for toys and mobiles (AA, AAA, C, and D)
  • Cooking pots, pans, and other items for the Lemieux Family Center
  • Electronic thermometer

In addition to or in lieu of donated items, we gratefully accept gift cards in any dollar amount to help the children and families we serve.

  • Children’s stores such as Babies R’ Us
  • Discount stores such as Target or Wal-Mart
  • Panera and Starbucks (used  to take birthparents our for coffee during counselling sessions)