The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh

On Friday, June 9, 2017, Gerrit and I spent the morning visiting with kids at the Pittsburgh Children’s Institute. This was just ahead of our charity wine event, Uncork for Cause, on June 11 that benefited the Institute and Pirates Charities.

Events like these give us the opportunity to give back to the communities that have given us so much.


Pirates Charities is committed to strengthening the community by supporting organizations and programs aimed at improving the lives of children and adults in the greater Pittsburgh region. Pirates Charitiesplaces a special emphasis on supporting youth programs focused on health, fitness, and education by developing partnerships with those who share in our mission. In addition to helping youth, Pirates Charities provides assistance to military families, veterans and offers support to those in the community who are fighting cancer.

Established in 1902, The Children’s Institute is an independent, nonprofit, licensed organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, young people and their families by providing a specialized continuum of services that enables them to reach their potential. Today, their pediatric rehabilitation programs are nationally‐recognized. They are the only CARF‐accredited freestanding pediatric specialty rehabilitation hospital in the region, and one of only 5 in the nation. The Day School is an approved private school serving nearly 200 students from 67 school districts. They also offer a wide array of family‐centered adoption and foster care services through Project STAR.

Hi! I'm Amy.

Food is my favorite way to connect with the people in my life. Whether it's dinner at home with Gerrit or out at a fun restaurant with my friends and family, a delicious meal is a shared experience that creates some of my favorite memories. I'm excited to create new experiences with you on A Coleinary Experience.