UPDATE: Thanks to your generous support, all of the families have been adopted in this year's "Hope for the Holidays."
“Hope for the Holidays” is a Christmas Gift Drive For The Children’s Institute Family Support Services.
The Children’s Institute Family Support Services 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.
Hope for the Holidays 2020 Drop Off Dates & Locations
You must pre-register your drop off to ensure safety. Click here for information.
12/1 @ The Children’s Institute Squirrel Hill from 11am-1pm and 4:30-7pm
12/2 @ The Children’s Institute Wilkinsburg from 3-6pm
12/3 @ The Children’s Institute Wilkinsburg from 11am-2pm
12/4 @ 100.7 Star Radio Station Greentree from 9am-Noon and 1:30-3:30pm
12/5 @ Milk Shake Factory locations from 11am-3pm
The Children’s Institute Family Support Services 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 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 Family Support Services go to amazingkids.org.
The names of these families have been changed to protect their identity.