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:

Large Rifton Activity Chair
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

Water Lily Obstacle Course - The Hospital

Many children with special needs have difficulty navigating their environment, especially when it is uneven and unpredictable. This 6 piece pediatric obstacle course will expose children to different textures and challenges, creatively teaching them how to adapt to a new and irregular environment. Your generous gift will help our patients receiving Occupational and Physical Therapy.

Cost of wish:: $700; quantity needed:: 1 

Leiter-3 International Performance Scale kit and booklets
– The Hospital
Our psychology department is always working on new ways to understand our complex population. Leiter-3 is a test that feels like a game and holds our amazing kids’ interest while identifying strengths and areas of improvement. This test allows families and staff to track their developmental gains over time. Help our amazing kids reach their greatest potential by granting this wish!

Cost of wish:: $1,249; 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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