Give Hope to Local Patients and Families During Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation’s Annual Holiday Campaign

November 12, 2018

This holiday season, the gift of hope that patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh are waiting for could come from you.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation’s annual holiday campaign, “Give Hope,” returns today and will run through the end of the year. The Give Hope campaign offers Pittsburghers the perfect opportunity to support local children who are battling illnesses and life-threatening conditions including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Children’s Foundation has partnered with dozens of local retailers and organizations who are committed to helping our patients. By shopping or donating at these partners, the community can support thousands of children who will rely on Children’s Foundation this holiday season.

Partner highlights include:

  • AAA East Central: Look for a business reply envelope in the AAA Motorist Magazine to make a donation.
  • Ace Hardware: Visit a local Ace Hardware year-round to make a donation at the register with the Ace Round-Up option. Ace also is committed to a Holiday Round-Up Campaign from Nov. 24 through Dec. 25, with select in-store purchases.
  • Consumer Fresh Produce: Give a donation and place a Christmas ornament on the tree at the Consumer Fresh Produce facility.
  • Dairy Queen: Visit a local Dairy Queen year-round to make a donation at the register when you stop by for a hot eat or a cool treat, including their Holiday Round-Up at the registers Nov. 15 to 30.
  • Direct Energy: Support through a $100 Making Miracles donation from Direct Energy for every installation of a New System (One Hour), new water heater (Ben Franklin), or Surge Protection service (Mr. Sparky).
  • Eat’n Park Hospitality Group: Visit a local Eat’n Park between Nov. 2 through Dec. 8 and purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2019 Ford EcoSport during the Caring for Kids campaign.
  • Giant Eagle: Visit a local Giant Eagle or Market District and purchase a “Little Shopper Treat Card” for $1. Present this card during each visit and your child, age 10 and under, can choose from a free piece of fruit at the produce stand, slice of cheese from the deli, or cookie from the bakery.
  • Howard Hanna Real Estate Services: Contact a local Howard Hanna office to attend a signature “Choo Choo Chow Chow” fundraising event and purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win a cash prize.
  • Huntington Bank In partnership with the Pittsburgh Panthers, Huntington Bank will donate $150 for every first down made by the Pitt Panthers during the 2018-2019 football season.
  • Nordstrom: Now through Dec. 24, purchase a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) gift tag at Nordstrom at Ross Park Mall and 100 percent of the purchase will be donated to CMN.
  • Panda Express: Customers can round up their purchase year-round and a Panda Express crew member will ring their famous bell and say “thank you” for each donation.
  • Speedway: Speedway encourages all customers to round up at the register year-round with any purchase.

“When you give, you invest in transforming kids’ lives through expert, compassionate care,” said Rachel Petrucelli, interim president, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. “All of the gifts will help our families focus on what they need to focus on, and that’s getting their child better.”

To learn more and donate, please visit

Contact: Andrea Kunicky
Office: 412-692-6254
Mobile: 412-439-5264

Contact: Marc Lukasiak
Office: 412-692-7919
Mobile: 412-721-2120