Shake Your Booties with The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center

Updated on August 28, 2023

The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center will host their 20th annual gala. This year’s event, “Maskerade,” will take place virtually on March 19, from 6-7 p.m. With ticket prices at $50 for general admission and $250 for a VIP ticket, event organizers aim to raise funds to support the children and families served by The Children’s Home. Funding is especially critical this year as the organization has faced several new challenges created by the pandemic.

Emcees for this year’s Shake Your Booties are Rick Sebak and Anna Singer. They make a great team and bring so much fun and personality to this year’s event. This dynamic duo will keep you smiling throughout our virtual program and take you on a journey to learn more about some of the programs we have developed over the past year.

This year’s gala honors the Robbins Family, who met their son Noah through the volunteer program at The Children’s Home in the Pediatric Specialty Hospital. From that point on, their adoption journey serendipitously began. Parents, Michaela and Dave, along with Noah, are featured on this year’s program and open up about the journey they took to become a family.

The Children’s Home’s long-time CEO, Pam Keen, Rick, Anna, co-chairs, Sue Byrne and Mike McCarren, will take guests behind the scenes at The Children’s Home and introduce you to some of our clinical leaders and two very special families who have been touched by The Children’s Home and its new programs. There will be an online auction where participants can connect from smartphones, tablets, or computers to participate, as well as TIP drawings that begin the Monday March 14th and will continue throughout the week leading up to Shake Your Booties. Although our virtual program is limited to ticket holders, we are opening up our online auction and TIP drawings to the public this year, so don’t miss the opportunity to participate in fun tip raffles and bid on some amazing prizes. Guests are also able to help Fund The Mission with donations that support our programs. Without the limitations of an in-person venue, participants can join from anywhere. All event proceeds will help promote pediatric health and well-being through services that establish and strengthen the family.

Join The Children’s Home as they reimagine fundraising on an online platform on March 19th. Tickets start at just $50. 

Founded in 1893, The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center grew to three programs: Adoption, Child’s Way, and Pediatric Specialty Hospital. Adoption places infants in permanent homes while providing services to older children in the state’s foster care system. Child’s Way combines education with skilled nursing medically fragile children. The Pediatric Specialty Hospital provides a safe transition for medically fragile children and offers families the option of on-site living throughout their child’s stay, free of charge. Learn more at

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