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Being admitted to the hospital can be a stressful experience. As a result, the Therapeutic Activities Department at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh provides developmental, social, emotional, and recreational support to patients of all ages and developmental levels.

With The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh being a network hospital with Child’s Play Charity, you can help The Therapeutic Activities Department staff achieve their mission by donating new toys, games, books, and other supplies requested on the Amazon wish list linked below. Child’s Play is a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of over 100 hospitals worldwide, including The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh.

By visiting the link below, you can view our wish list and send a gift directly to benefit the amazing kids admitted to The Hospital at The Children’s Institute:

Make a wish come true!

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 Abby Pittinaro at 412-420-2204 or [email protected] . 

Donate one or more of the following amazing wishes:

Assistive Technology Kit by Ablenet - The Day School
This kit for Day School students will be the foundation for effective accommodations that will be used to enhance learning for our young students in an elementary classroom. The items within the kit will create a classroom environment that offers accessibility to a variety of activities while supporting communication and social skills, and promoting independence. The kit includes key Ablenet assistive technology products, an instruction binder complete with product materials, a portable organized case on wheels, online support materials and videos, a PowerLink 4 control unit, a Big Buddy button, a Talking Brix package and more.

Cost of wish: $4,480; quantity needed: 1

RELAX by Ablenet - The Hospital
Adaptive remote-control devices give environmental control to students and patients who otherwise cannot control a DVD player, TV (on/off and volume), or even a garage door. The RELAX is an accessible, infrared learning remote that comes with an updated modern design and provides simplified control of almost any infrared device -- similar to a TV remote.

Cost of wish: $425; quantity needed: 1

Mixed components to support currently used Environmental Control Units - The Hospital
An environmental control unit, or ECU, is a piece of assistive technology that allows a person who is physically disabled to control their living environment. There are two basic methods of controlling an environmental control unit: switch control and voice control. We have several components of ECUs but need updated components to keep our current units functioning.

Cost of wish: $350; quantity needed: 1

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 

 *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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