Through the Project STAR Gift Drive, you can help make the holidays brighter for these children and their families. Look through the stories of the Project STAR families that need your help and the items that could make their holidays brighter. Gifts can be brought, unwrapped, to:
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 amazingkids.org.
*** The names of these families have been changed to protect their identity.