Support “Hope for the Holidays”, a Christmas Gift Drive For Project STAR of The Childrens’ Institute presented by Equitable Gas.  Project Star serves local foster and adoptive families of children with special needs or circumstances.  These gifts maybe the only thing these children have as part of their new life in Foster Care.

Click through the families’ stories and wish lists, then call 412-920-9400 or click here to donate an individual item or sponsor an entire family or child. The deadline to bring in donations is 5:30pm on Friday, December 16.

Gifts can be brought, unwrapped, to:
Star 100.7

651 Holiday Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Project STAR at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh promotes the right of all children to grow in safe, nurturing, lasting families. We do this through family placement services, family preservation services and family enrichment services.
 Programs focused on adoption and foster care help build families while in-home services strengthen families who are at risk.

All of our programs give parents the knowledge, skills, support and hands-on training that they needed to meet their child’s special needs. Many of our Project STAR families are dealing with extremely difficult issues. Homelessness, mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, medical disabilities, lack of transportation and extreme poverty are not uncommon for the families we serve. While they struggle to provide even the most basic necessities for their families, they also want to make sure their children experience a joyful holiday season.

To learn more about The Children’s Institute and Project STAR go to

*** The names of these families have been changed to protect their identity.


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