Although their campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to support the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program, you may always do so here.

Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved 2020

Raised toward our $3,500 Goal
58 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 07, at 11:59 PM EST
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Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved 2020


Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) is a pharmacy leadership society established in 1965 by Auburn University student Charlie Thomas. PLS recognizes student leaders for their contributions to the profession. Pitt’s chapter, Beta Delta, was founded in 1993. Annually our PLS chapter, holds an auction to raise funds for the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program. In an effort to raise more money for the GLPP we are taking to the internet! 


The Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy provides pharmacy services to the most vulnerable people in the Pittsburgh region: the homeless, the working poor, the underinsured, and the uninsured. We believe that everyone deserves quality healthcare and medicines delivered to them with dignity and respect. It is our duty to make this level of care available whenever possible.

The mission of the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved is to help reduce healthcare disparities in Pittsburgh by offering free or low-cost medicines, supplies, and medication therapy management that improves the quality of our patients’ lives and reduces unnecessary emergency room or hospital visits.

Currently the program:

  • Dispenses over 6,000 prescriptions to patients in need
  • Provides medication valued > $500,000 free of charge
  • Provides over 3,000 volunteer hours through pharmacists and pharmacy students
  • Serves approximately 3,000 patients at clinics, shelters and drop-in-centers
  • Engages over 250 pharmacy students and residents each year
  • Hosts the only residency program specifically designed to train pharmacists to work in limited resource settings locally and globally

The Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program also sees as its mission to ensure that all pharmacy students develop skills to be culturally sensitive, compassionate, humble and respectful in working with individual patients and communities. Students will value the diversity of their patients and be thoughtful in using limited health resources to ensure high quality patient care. Working with these populations has been integrated into our curriculum through clinical experiences that allow us early exposure to interact and manage the complex conditions for those in which continuity of care is difficult to achieve.


Financial support received through previous years’ live auctions has greatly contributed to our ability to provide patients with the best care. The funds raised on this website will go toward the purchase of medications, smoking cessation, tools to assist patients manage their healthcare at home, diagnostic technology, and much more.

With your help, we can continue to provide pharmacy services to the most vulnerable people in the Pittsburgh region: the homeless, the working poor, the underinsured, and the uninsured.

If you are unable to financially contribute, please consider helping us reach our goal by sharing our link on social media.

Thank you for your support and consideration! 


Choose a giving level


Heart Health

Help 1 patient receive 6 months of blood pressure medications


Medication Adherence

Help 25 patients organize their medications at home with a pill box.


Smoking Cessation

Help 1 patient quit smoking!


Anticoagulation Monitoring

Provide 1 patient with 1 year's worth of testing for their anticoagulation therapy


Anticonvulsant Accessibility

Help 1 patient receive a year of anti-seizure medications


Home Monitoring

Help 20 patients monitor and track their blood pressure and blood sugar at home by providing them with a cuff and monitor


Diagnostic Equipment

Help us monitor and diagnosis patients with lung conditions by providing a spirometer

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