Donate a Wish List Item
Making wishes come true!
You can make a direct and immediate impact on children with special needs by helping to purchase vital equipment used in therapies, family services and education.
The Amazing Wish List includes requests of varying amounts to support items not typically funded through a department’s regular budget. Wishes may include equipment, staff development and training, items for children, or any wish that could be fulfilled with a single gift ranging from $100 to $5,000.
One hundred percent of your donation will go towards 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 The Children’s Institute’s website with the wish you fulfilled.
For more information about donating funds for the purchase of an item(s) from The Amazing Wish List, please contact Lauren Vermilion at 412.420.2204 or email@example.com.
Support one or more of the following amazing wishes:
Sponsor a Lose the Training Wheels camper
For many kids, learning to ride a bike is a natural childhood milestone. For children with special needs, however, mastering a two-wheeled bicycle without training wheels can be a significant challenge. Each June The Children's Institute hosts a five-day camp as an answer to this challenge. Kids with special needs now have the opportunity to attend a camp that provides them with the support they need in order to learn how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. Support isn’t all that our campers gain – every participant receives his or her own bike and helmet! Click here to sponsor a Lose the Training Wheels camper and you can help a child reach this meaningful childhood milestone.
Cost of wish:: $350; quantity needed:: 30
Total cost to sponsor Lose the Training Wheels camp:: $10,500
32 Gigabyte iPad 2 suite - The Day School
Students of The Day School often have special communication needs. With the latest technology, they can share their thoughts in a way they never thought imaginable. If granted, these six iPads would be shared among the student population and used as a motivational learning tool. Enclosed in special protective cases, these lightweight devices can be used time and time again, while staff members explore educational "apps" to make learning and communicating less of an obstacle with our amazing students.
Cost of wish:: $5,000; quantity needed:: 1 suite
16 Gigabyte iPad 2 with Wi-Fi - Library Services
You can help bring the library directly to our clinicians, families, staff and patients. If granted, this mobile device will serve a multitude of purposes including research, staff and patient education, performance improvement and child/family-centered brainstorming sessions and remote library functions like material checkins/checkouts and patron setup.
Cost of wish:: $550; quantity needed:: 1
12 Wooden Puzzles – The Hospital
Occupational therapy is hard work, but at The Hospital, we do everything possible to make it fun! Help our kids heal and develop their motor skills while playing with puzzles. Granting this wish will provide our patients with an enjoyable activity that promotes their health and rehabilitation.
Cost of wish:: $180 for a set of 12; quantity needed:: 1
Rifton Activity Chair – The Day School
At The Day School, we enable our students to become as independent as possible. This takes a lot of practice and the right equipment, like the Rifton Activity Chair. This versatile chair can provide our students with the perfect height to work or eat at a table, and can be lowered to practice transferring skills. Give our kids the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by donating today!
Cost of wish:: $3,865; 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.