Sophie's Potluck!

Where everyone can bring their best!
A Non-Profit Organization

Our Vision

At Sophie's Potluck, we envision a world where every special needs child experiences boundless possibilities through purposeful and inclusive activities. Our vision is to be a catalyst for positive change, inspiring a society that recognizes and celebrates the unique abilities of each child, irrespective of their challenges.

Our Inclusivity

At Sophie's Potluck, we welcome individuals with any disability or special need to participate in all of our events. Our group strives for inclusivity, and all special needs children or young adults and their close friends and family are welcome.

Our Mission

At Sophie's Potluck, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of special needs children through thoughtful and inclusive activity planning. Our mission is to create a supportive and joy-filled environment where every child, regardless of their unique abilities, can thrive, learn, and connect with others. We believe in the power of tailored activities that nurture individual strengths, foster social interaction, and promote holistic development.

Guided by empathy, compassion, and a commitment to inclusion, we strive to organize a diverse range of activities that cater to the varied needs and interests of each child. Our goal is to provide a safe and encouraging space where children with special needs can build confidence, develop essential life skills, and experience the sheer delight of play.

Our story

My daughter Sophie is on the Autism Spectrum and can't always communicate her needs. I always have a bow in Sophie's hair to keep track of her and she loves peacocks.

We were looking for an activity that we could do with our friends, so it started at a painting studio. It was such a good a time, we thought it would be fun to do something more frequently. So we came up with the idea to run this website so we can notify people of our events, and let people register online. We are always looking for new opportunities for Sophie to try, and ask friends to join us. Then we started thinking of ways that we could really start to explore some venues that we wouldn't typically think of going to. With a little brainstorming and lots of support, we began emailing different places all over the city, and Sophie's Potluck was born. We hope to grow from here.

The name started as a little inside joke, but we came up with it because when you host a potluck, everyone brings something to eat. So with Sophie's Potluck, we wanted everyone to bring their best!

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We're always looking for people to help our mission and vision!

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If your business or organization can accomodate special needs children and has wheelchair accessibility, please contact us!



All donations help support our mission or go to worthy special needs organization in our area.

Events Held


Amount Generated for Local Businesses

Over $4,000

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Upcoming Events

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1st Annual Fundraiser At The Pool

69% Full
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Registration Closes 07/24/2024

Karaoke with Sophies Potluck

7% Full
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Registration Closes 08/03/2024

Flower Pot Painting

30% Full
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Registration Closes 08/11/2024

Pittsburgh Zoo Encounter

100% Full
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If a spot opens up, we'll call or email to let you know!

Event Ideas

Here is a preview of events we're working on. This is not a comprehensive list, and details are subject to change without notice until they become open for registrations

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Fall and Sunflowers at Autumn Ridge Farm

Pot Luck Pittsburgh Tour

An Evening with the Riverhounds

Moana 2 Watch Party

Sensory Friendly Nutracker

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Though Sophie's Potluck is a non-profit organization in the state of PA, is not a 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS, and donations are not tax deductible at this time.