Other Ways to Give
Run the Pittsburgh Marathon and support the Mario Lemieux Foundation
The Mario Lemieux Foundation has been a participating charity in the Pittsburgh Marathon since the event’s return in 2008. Runners supporting the Mario Lemieux Foundation runners have raised nearly $400,000 for cancer research and patient care. If you want to register as a participant in any of the 2020 Pittsburgh Marathon weekend events to benefit the Lemieux Foundation, register here.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Click here to learn more about Employer Matching Gifts.
AmazonSmile offers the same products, prices and service as Amazon, but with an added bonus to your charity of choice. Buying through AmazonSmile guarantees that 0.5% of your eligible purchase total is automatically donated to the Mario Lemieux Foundation.
Austin’s Playrooms Toy Wishlist
Austin’s Playrooms seek to benefit families and improve the quality of a child’s hospital experience whether as a visitor or patient by establishing cheerful playrooms that are safe, calming and comfortable. Choose from over 100 toys the Mario Lemieux Foundaiton has approved for Austin’s Playrooms. By placing your order online, your selected toy(s) will be delivered directly to the Mario Lemieux Foundation and be assigned to a future playroom or a playroom of your choice. Designate a specific playroom by selecting gift options at checkout and write your message. If you want to support Austin’s Playrooms, click here to see the toy wish list.
Combined Federal Campaign
Through the Combined Federal Campaign, federal employees support the Foundation through payroll deductions. Pledges made during this annual campaign season (2019 season is September 9, 2019 to January 12, 2020) help us to fund Austin’s Military Playrooms. If you’re a federal government or military employee, and you’d like to give through the CFC, please use CFC code #77647.
Online Auction Events
The Mario Lemieux Foundation holds multiple online auction events each year, featuring memorabilia from Mario Lemieux, the Pittsburgh Penguins and across the sports world.
The Mario Mosaic
The Mario Mosaic is made up of over 21,000 photos from Pittsburgh Penguins fans and Mario Lemieux Foundation supporters who generously donated to be a part of this tribute. The general public can view the Mosaic in PPG Paints Arena during regular business hours free of charge, even without a ticket to a Penguins game or concert event. There are two kiosks located in PPG Paints Arena with the same search capabilities as mariomosaic.com. Use the kiosks to find your photograph, then locate your picture in the actual Mario Mosaic!