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Lemieux Foundation donates $2 million to Children's Home

| Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005

The Mario Lemieux Foundation announced a $2 million gift today to the Children's Home of Pittsburgh to help expand programs and enable the home to relocate to a larger facility.

The 112-year-old organization, now located in Shadyside, will move to a three-story building on Penn Avenue in Friendship.

The gift from the Lemieux Foundation is the largest contribution ever made to the Children's Home, which promotes the health and well-being of children through an adoption program, transitional care for premature and high risk infants and an extended care center for medically fragile infants and children.

"With this gift, it is our hope and goal that this outstanding organization will continue its dedication to the unique needs of kids in our community," Lemieux and his wife, Nathalie, said this morning in a statement. "More importantly, it will impact the lives of thousands of children and their families for many years to come."

Read the full story in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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