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Lend A Hand

Every month UPMC employees lend a hand in the community by participating in donation drives, volunteering at local activities, and attending events to learn more about specific needs and causes. Donation drives range from adult briefs and diapers to canned food, household items, and school supplies. Volunteering varies from helping with Project Prom to working in community gardens. Attending events can span awards ceremonies for community heroes, to workshops on diversity.

The various donate, volunteer, and attend activities occur in Allegheny, Blair, and Erie Counties. Some of the organizations and activities that UPMC employees participate in are Animal Friends, Dress for Success, Cards for Veterans, local food bank drives, Pittsburgh Pride, Project Prom, and various holiday toy wrapping events. Lend A Hand barrels are located at UPMC facilities to collect donations.

If you are an organization who is interested in partnering with UPMC for Lend A Hand collections or volunteer participation, please email us at

If you are an employee interested in adding your office location to our list of distribution centers or would like to be a Lend A Hand facilitator for your location, please see the Facilitator guidelines here and email us at to get you started.

Pick Your Passion

Donation Drives

Diapers for Infants and Adult Briefs for Seniors

Dress Shoes for Women and Portfolios

Formal Wear and Accessories for High School Students

Nonperishable Food Items for Families and Pets

Household Items

Socks for Homeless Youth

School Tools for Students

Individually Packaged Paper Goods

Requested Items for Infants

Contributions for the United Way and Personal Items

Cold Weather Items

Holiday Toys and Gifts for Children

View a PDF of the Pick Your Passion Donation Drives information.

Contact the Center for Engagement and Inclusion to find out more about UPMC employee volunteerism.