Merakey Allegheny Valley School is a private, non-profit agency that provides quality programs and facilities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since our founding in 1960, we have grown from a single site agency serving 10 children into a multi-faceted organization with programs and facilities serving more than 800 adults. Medicaid is our primary source of revenue. This funding covers our basic operating costs such as housing, food, utilities, medication, program services and the salaries of staff providing care for the consumers. Medicaid funding does not provide the start-up capital for things such as equipment, property, program expansion and renovations. Contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations and community groups help to cover these expenditures and are vital to help us maintain our level of care. Donations to Merakey Allegheny Valley School are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
There are numerous ways for you to help Merakey Allegheny Valley School including: making a monetary donation, designating your United Way contribution to us, coordinating holiday gift giving programs, volunteering for special projects, attending our special events, sending us your old ink cartridges and cell phones for recycling, and more.
Merakey Allegheny Valley School is fortunate to have friends who support us in a number of ways. One method is to make Merakey AVS the beneficiary of a fund raising event, raffle or other activity. If you are interested in fundraising for Merakey AVS, please contact any member of our Development Department at 412-299-7777.