“Since very little good can be accomplished without the aid of money, we must look after it in small as well as in great matters.”

Catherine McAuley, RSM, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy

Gifts By Mail 

If you prefer to make a gift by mail, please make your check payable to Pittsburgh Mercy and mail it to:

Pittsburgh Mercy
Development Office
9983 Perry Highway, Suite 208
Wexford, PA 15090-9297

Please include a note to let us know whether you’d like your donation to be applied to the area of greatest need or a specific Pittsburgh Mercy program.

For more information, please contact us at 724-934-3537.

Gifts In-Kind

Pittsburgh Mercy accepts gifts in-kind that help us to achieve our mission. If you’re interested in making a gift in-kind or a donation to one of our programs, please contact us in advance to discuss our areas of greatest need. Note: Due to the volume of gifts we receive, we are unable to pick up gifts in-kind. Please do not deliver gifts in-kind without making arrangements with us in advance.

For more information, please contact us at 724-934-3537.

In Honor Of & In Memory Of Tribute Gifts

Please consider making a tribute gift to Pittsburgh Mercy as a way to acknowledge special individuals, living or deceased. With your gift, please include the name of the person you’re honoring as well as and the name and address of the person you’d like us to notify of your thoughtfulness.

For more information, please contact us at 724-934-3537.

Planned Giving Opportunities

Please consider including Pittsburgh Mercy in your will or living trust.

The benefits of making a bequest include:

  • It’s simple to arrange.
  • It doesn’t affect your current assets.
  • It allows you to achieve your financial goals.
  • It can help reduce your estate taxes.
  • It costs nothing now, yet it can bring you the immediate satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a gift with a positive, lasting impact to an organization whose mission, values, and work are important to you.

You can leave to Pittsburgh Mercy:

  • An outright, charitable gift from your estate in a pre-designated amount of your choice.
  • A percentage of your estate through your will or through beneficiary designation in your retirement plan or life insurance policy.
  • The amount remaining after providing for other commitments.

For more information, please contact us at 724-934-3537. If you’ve already provided for Pittsburgh Mercy in your planned giving, thank you for your generosity and support of our mission.

“A community in which this universal charity reigns, is capable of surmounting all difficulties.”

Catherine McAuley, RSM, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy

Matching Gifts

If you or your partner works for a company or organization with a matching gift program, your donation to Pittsburgh Mercy has the potential to do even more good. Please ask your employer for details about their matching gift program.

For more information, please contact us at 724-934-3537.

Recurring Gifts

If you’d like to make a recurring gift to Pittsburgh Mercy quarterly or annually, please contact us at 724-934-3537.

Special Events

By sponsoring or participating in Pittsburgh Mercy special events in person or online, you support vital programs and services that touch the lives of people in need in our community.

For more information, please contact us at 724-934-3537.

The Way Home

Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net® is our award-winning, innovative outreach program to persons who are experiencing homelessness. We’ve helped more than 1,600 people who were once homeless to find and transition into homes of their own. Given our success, we’ve created The Way Home, a new fundraising program dedicated to that mission.

The Way Home focuses on finding homes and providing important follow-up services to 200 persons in Allegheny County who are experiencing homelessness. With a fundraising goal of $500,000, The Way Home can go a long way in helping to solve a social problem that affects many in our community.

It’s our hope that individuals, organizations, corporations, schools, and faith communities will join in our efforts and help raise $2,600 to transition an individual into housing. With your help, these individuals can find not only a home, but also safety, security, and hope. If your school, youth group, civic group, or business would be interested in partnering with us to help end homelessness, please let us know.


For more information about The Way Home or to get involved, please contact Connie Murray at 724-934-3537.

Irises for Hope® Note Cards

Irises for Hope
Irises for Hope note card sales benefit Pittsburgh Mercy.

Irises for Hope® raises awareness of mental illness by using the irises depicted in Irises, the masterpiece Vincent Van Gogh painted in 1889 while hospitalized for mental illness. Irises was one of more than 100 works the Dutch artist created during his hospital stay in St. Rémy, France. By using the beauty of this iconic painting to represent mental illness awareness, we hope to reduce the stigma that is so often associated with this treatable health condition.

For a $15 donation, you will receive 10 note cards with the Irises image on the front, a blank inside, and 10 coordinating envelopes. The note cards measure 5 1/2 x 4″. Shipping and handling are additional.


For more information, please contact Lorry Perkins at 724-934-3538.

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Highmark Walk Pittsburgh Mercy Team
The Pittsburgh Mercy team leading the 2019 Highmark Walk                (Photo by Laurel Spigler)

Thank you to all of the walkers — real and virtual — who participated in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (North Shore). Thanks to your generosity, we raised more than $15,000 for  Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net®, our innovative, award-winning homeless services program. A special thanks to all who walked, donated, and supported various fundraising events. Because of you, we had another successful year!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Netsmart, Half the Sky Action Group, A2U, Enterprise Fleet Management, and the West Mifflin Lions Club.

If you missed this year’s walk but would still like make a donation, please visit Pittsburgh Mercy’s team page.


For more information, please contact Lorry Perkins at 724-934-3538.

Pittsburgh Mercy Online Spring Auction

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, through Wednesday, June 5, 2019

We invite you to support Pittsburgh Mercy’s Online Spring Auction May 29 through June 5, 2019. Featured items include:

  • A Luxury Suite and 12 tickets to the Queen + Adam Lambert Rhapsody Tour concert July 31, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena.
  • An Apple iWatch Series 3 watch
  • Two Pittsburgh Pirates Hyundai Club (formerly Lexus Club) tickets to see the Bucs take on the Milwaukee Brewers August 5, 2019, at PNC Park.

Other items available for bid include tickets to Pittsburgh cultural and entertainment venues, attractions, some of the summer’s hottest performances, local sporting events, an overnight hotel getaway, spa packages, unique experiences, a rafting excursion, a salt cave experience, a children’s birthday party package, and more. The bidding opens May 29 and closes June 5. Every bid you place has the opportunity to make a difference. Bid early and often!


For more information or to donate an item to the auction, please contact Lorry Perkins at 724-934-3538.

Pittsburgh Mercy Online Holiday Auction

To coincide with this year’s Reindeer Ball, Pittsburgh Mercy will host an online holiday auction in early November. Shop online for holiday gifts from the comfort and convenience of home. Many of the featured auction items support local organizations and businesses.

For more information or to donate an item to the auction, please contact Lorry Perkins at 724-934-3538.

Pittsburgh Mercy’s 16th Annual Reindeer Ball

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Reindeer Ball photo
Pittsburgh Mercy’s Reindeer Ball (Photo by Annie O’Neill Photography)

Reindeer Ball logo

Ring in the season and create a new holiday memory while supporting families and children in need in our community. Pittsburgh Mercy’s 16th Annual Reindeer Ball will be held Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown).

The Reindeer Ball offers a fabulous evening of fun for the whole family. Dressed in their holiday finest, children and their families will mingle with some of their favorite characters and storybook friends. New York City-based RWS Entertainment Group will perform a dazzling holiday revue. Food stations for adults and children will provide a festive holiday meal. The whole family will ring in the season and enjoy an evening of playing, singing, and dancing with Santa and friends.

Tickets are $60 per child and $115 per adult.

Proceeds from the Reindeer Ball benefit Pittsburgh Mercy programs and services that help families and children in need. As one of the largest health and human services nonprofit organizations in the region, Pittsburgh Mercy serves more than 33,000 persons annually. Pittsburgh Mercy empowers individuals and families to overcome barriers and lead healthy, successful lives in the community.

Many of our programs are unique to this region or address needs that other health and human service providers do not.

Several of our programs have received acclaim for innovation and are being replicated by others as best practices. We continue to serve the most vulnerable women, men and children of our community – individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and addictions, and those who face homelessness, abuse, isolation, and other types of trauma.

Tickets will be on sale this fall. Advance ticket sales only.

For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Connie Murray at 724-934-3537.


“The poor need our help today, not next week. We can never say, ‘It is enough.’”

Catherine McAuley, RSM, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy

A Comfortable Cup of Tea Note Cards

A Comfortable Cup of Tea teapot (Artwork by Pittsburgh Mercy persons served and staff)

Send a friendly greeting while supporting Pittsburgh Mercy’s programs and services by purchasing a set of note cards. The note cards feature images of teacups and a teapot created by persons served and staff at Pittsburgh Mercy. The artwork was inspired by Catherine McAuley, RSM, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, who welcomed and invited guests to “a comfortable cup of tea.”

For a $15 donation, you will receive eight note cards featuring a colorful teapot or teacup on the front, a blank inside, and eight coordinating envelopes. The note cards measure 5 1/2 x 4″. Shipping and handling are additional.



Sock Drives

Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net® distributes new socks to persons who are experiencing homelessness. Due to the amount of time that people who are homeless spend walking or standing on their feet in all types of weather, foot care is an important health issue. Many times their feet are in extremely poor condition. The combination of the elements and dirty socks can lead to infection. Businesses, schools, faith communities, and social clubs are invited to collect new socks for this worthwhile community project.

For more information, please contact us at 724-934-3537.

Gifts through United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Please consider designating your United Way contribution to Pittsburgh Mercy. Your gift will benefit people right here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. You can direct your gift to help persons who are homeless or are abused, who have a mental illness, an intellectual disability, an addiction to alcohol or other drugs, to support veterans or seniors, or to the area of greatest need. If your employer offers a match, please give them the respective donor code.

For more information, please contact us at 724-934-3537.

Third-Party Fund-Raising Events

Pittsburgh Mercy is grateful to all of our friends who work so tirelessly to create and build support for the programs that help our community’s most vulnerable individuals. By identifying new ways to raise funds for the many pressing needs and vital programs of Pittsburgh Mercy, you make a difference in many lives.

If you’re planning a third-party event to support any of Pittsburgh Mercy’s community outreach programs, please contact us in advance for permission at 724-934-3537.