Having fun is a vital part of childhood and can be a great diversion. Our philosophy is that a positive mental outlook can be as important as medicine. By providing activities, adventures, and making special wishes come true, kids can start to regain their childhoods and live their best day-to-day with hope and the wish to continue.

Through our generous in-kind and monetary donations, we're able to fulfill wishes every day in the following ways:


  • Movies
  • Video games
  • Board games
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Markers
  • Paints
  • Craft supplies

Parties and Events

  • Winter Wonderland Party
  • Halloween Party
  • Family Night at the Magic House
  • Cardinals Games
  • Sponsored Group Outings and Trips

Toy Closets/Toy Chests

  • This inaugural program remains the cornerstone of what we provide
  • Toy Closets and Chests stocked at all area treatment centers
  • Look of wonder on a child's face helps ease the work of the doctors and nurses
  • Siblings lives are deeply affected and sometimes overlooked in the shuffle
  • Bringing happiness is the best part of the day


  • Provides snacks and food to the treatment centers
  • One less trip to the vending machine for the families
  • Keeps another dollar in the pockets of the parents

Munchie Lunch Programs

This program provides a yummy lunch for the families while they receive treatment. Providing a meal like this takes one less thing off the mind of the parents who would normally have to stop somewhere on their way to treatment or resort to hospital food. These meals are brought in by special volunteers (during lunch hours) to welcome a change from the everyday routine.

  • Pizza parties
  • Subs sandwiches
  • Much more

Special Assistance

  • An annual gift of fulfilling a dream for a child
  • Special Requests are recommended to us by the child life advocates that work with the kids daily
  • $200-$300 spent each year per child
  • Dreams range from shopping sprees to puppies, and everything in between

Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

  • Expected hospitalization is 6 weeks of total isolation
  • High risk of infection in special unit
  • Provides Child Life Therapist with $200 for each child
  • Maintains supplies for Parent's Room of the unit

The Relapse Fund

  • Founded to assist growing number of children who relapse
  • GOAL = Extra Special Gifts to boost morale as they face increasingly intense treatments

Smile Makers

  • Some of the hottest tickets in town
  • Dozens of generous companies and individuals continuously donate tickets
  • Dedicated staff and volunteers make sure they are delivered to kids who need them most

Memory Makers

  • Funded through the Erna Deutsch Fund
  • Provides extra special items or experiences at a time most needed
  • Gives families lasting memories
  • Holiday shopping sprees
  • Gift certificates

End of Chemotherapy Parties

  • Specialty cake
  • Gifts and toys to celebrate
  • The child's favorite snacks