Anna McKinney
Anna McKinney

Helping children battling cancer

Anna & Anna’s Wish
Anna & Anna’s Wish

Spreading smiles, love, and happiness


Making a difference


Making dreams come true

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Over 30 volunteers came out to help wrap holiday gifts for the families that Anna's Wish is supporting this year.  In less than 2 hours, hundreds of presents were wrapped and packaged up for delivery.  Many of the volunteers have been coming since inception and we also met several new people yesterday.  It was a wonderful time to come together and support families who need it.  Love and compassion filled the room, just like Anna would have wanted!  Happy Holidays!

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Anna's WishAbout Us

Anna's Wish is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that provides gifts/services for children dealing with pediatric cancer and their families that they cannot obtain on their own.

What We Do

Wrapping 2018
This year was a bit different than year's past... with Toy's R Us closing, we didn't have one store that could meet our needs, so we did most…
Making The Hospital A Little Easier
Spending time in the hospital can be difficult for children (as well as adults..) so we recently provided some tablets and a chromebook to some patients to help…
Shopping / Wrapping 2017
28 Families were identified and adopted this year.  In one day, over 825 gifts were purchased and wrapped, then delivered to the families.  Thank you to all that…
Shopping / Wrapping 2013
This was our biggest event yet, both in amount of money spent and number of people that received gifts this holiday season.  Thanks to all of your donations…
Playdeck 2013
Anna's Wish has chosen to continue to support the PlayDeck at Golisano's Children Hospital because it is such an important respite for families and children dealing with sickness.…
Shopping / Wrapping 2012
We attempted our biggest shopping day in the history of the charity on Sunday, December 9.  Thanks to all of the generous donors, the AW board for organizing…

what people say about usThank You

  • Dear Anna’s Wish,

    Thank you for you kind gifts that you recently donated to the hospital. The cat & Strong Museum of Play tickets brought many smiles to families. 🙂 I really appreciate your kindness. Anna’s spirit is alive through your giving! Again, many heartfelt thanks.

    Day Pass Family
  • Dear Anna’s Wish,

    I just wanted to say how very much your help this Christmas has meant to me and to my children. We have been struggling through this disease for the past year and funds are very limited. My daughter has Ewing’s Sarcoma and she has been through so much at 11 years old, but continues to smile! This Christmas her joy will be so great and it is because of Anna’s Wish and the Cure Foundation. Thank for bringing my children joy this year. It is the best gift a mother could ever receive. I hope and pray you all have the joy that I feel this holiday season! God bless you and thank you, thank you, thank you! From your extended family.

    P.S. (From the child battling cancer) Thank you so much, you made my mom smile.

    Holiday Family
  • Dear AW,

    Thank you so much for helping us with our purchase of a wig for our son. Since his diagnosis, it’s the only thing that he has asked for as he wanted to look as much like his old self as possible during chemo. You can see that the wig has allowed him to do that. Your kindness has made our lives a little easier and the treatments a little more palatable. Thank you again and my God bless you.

    Special Gift
  • Dear Anna’s Wish,

    Our family would like to thank you for the gifts you provided this Christmas; they were truly appreciated! Our son (age 4, battling A.L.L.) was hospitalized for treatment the first half of December and your generous gifts not only brightened Christmas morning for both of our boys, but also took a burden of time (to shop, wrap, etc) and expense off our family as well. The work you do honors the truly special and generous spirit of Anna McKinney.

    Sincerest thanks & appreciation.

    Holiday Family
  • To All That Help With Anna’s Wish,

    Thank you so much for everything. This Christmas was the best we have ever had. Thank you for the wonderful gifts, it was amazing. Thank you!

    Holiday Family
  • Dear Friends,

    Thank you so much for the generous gift of gift cards for our family. Words can’t come close to saying how much it was appreciated. Our children were speechless when we told them of your gift. Your strength and love are in inspiration. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. Much Love!

    Holiday Family