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Hope for the Holidays 2018

A Christmas Gift Drive For Project STAR of The Childrens’ Institute

November 12, 2018

Support “Hope for the Holidays”, a Christmas Gift Drive For Project STAR of The Childrens’ Institute.

Project Star serves local foster and adoptive families of children with special needs or circumstances.  These gifts may be the only thing these children have as part of their new life in Foster Care.

Look through the families’ stories and wish lists, then call 412-353-1173 for Celeste or 412-920-9400 for Alex to donate an individual item or sponsor an entire family or child. Hours for answering phone will be Monday-Friday 8:30a-5:30p.

The deadline to bring in donations is 5:30 pm on Friday, November 30th.

Gifts must be brought, unwrapped, to:

100.7 Star - Foster Plaza Building #5 - 2nd floor
651 Holiday Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Drop off hours are Monday-Friday 8:30a-5:30p. Note: we are closing at noon November 21st & are CLOSED Nov 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving.

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 Children's Institute

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