Wish List Items

Children's Institute Wishlist Items

Make a wish come true!

You can make a direct and immediate impact on our amazing kids by donating an Amazing Wish List item! This list contains items that our kids need to reach their greatest potential.

Your donation will go toward the purchase of the wish item of your choice*. As a donor to The Children's Institute’s Amazing Wish List, you or your organization will be listed in Amazing Kids, our quarterly publication, and on our website.

For more information about donating funds for the purchase of an item(s) from The Amazing Wish List, please contact Emily Blume at 412-420-2204 or [email protected].

Donate one or more of the following amazing wishes:

Storage Shelves - Project STAR
Thanks to our amazing donors, so many of our kids in the hospital, Day School, and Project STAR are frequently given in-kind donations. Our kids who receive foster care and adoption services through Project STAR often need clothes and toys as they begin their new life with a new family. When a donor offers a child or family these items, our Project STAR staff often store the items in our warehouse until the family is ready to use them. In order to keep them in order before we pass them along to a child and his or her new family, we need shelving in our warehouse. Your gift will serve a practical and organizational purpose so that ultimately, our families will be better equipped to take on the responsibilities of raising a new child.

Cost of Wish: $550 (for 8 shelves)

Large Rifton Activity Chair - The Day School
In order to help our kids increase their independence and self-sufficiency, we are always trying to provide opportunities throughout the day to practice motor skills. The Rifton Activity Chair (R870) will allow our patients to learn functional sitting and motor skills while they actively participate in activities, tasks, and daily routines. With its versatile seating system and adjustable height, the chair will allow our students of different heights and weights to work on instructional activities at table height. This versatility also allows their feet to reach the floor to encourage transfer skills. Your gift will help our amazing kids reach an even greater level of independence.

Cost of wish: $4,105; quantity needed: 1
Miniwalk Gait Trainer – The Hospital

In The Hospital, we provide our amazing kids with tools and assurance to reach their fullest potential. The Miniwalk Gait Trainer will allow our patients with physical limitations to move around freely with minimal assistance from caregivers.  Your gift will grant our amazing kids the confidence to reach newfound strength and independence. 

Cost of wish:: $5,000; quantity needed:: 1 

Solar 3 D Wall Art

Our Wexford Satellite serves about 45 children daily, and would like to provide visitors with a child friendly and interesting waiting room. The wonder of space captures the curiosity of many; it's beautiful and full of mystery. This Solar 3D vinyl wall art, highlighting the beauty and wonder of the night sky, is just the ticket for turning time spent waiting into time spent exploring and having fun.


Cost of wish:: $4,000; quantity needed:: 1 


*If the final cost of an item is less than the amount contributed, any remaining funds will be dedicated to complementary needs or, if not possible, released into the general fund.

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