Holiday Gifts for AaNA Families in Need

Let’s brighten the holiday season! We need your help to spread holiday cheer to five AaNA member families that are coping with difficult circumstances.

Keep reading to learn about our participating families, their holiday wishes, and ways you can provide support.

View Wishlists & Purchase Gifts

Make an Online Donation

The Families

The Reindeer Family

The Reindeer Family consists of Mom, Dad, and their 15-year-old son. Mom was diagnosed with cancer this summer and is undergoing treatment. Ongoing surgical complications have left Mom currently unable to work, and the family could use some support this holiday season.

The Snowman Family

The Snowman Family consists of Mom, Dad, three children, and two grandmothers. Mom is the sole provider for the family and caretaker for her mother, who is recovering from major surgery.

The Gingerbread Family

The Gingerbread Family consists of a nurse and her adult disabled daughter. This family has endured major medical issues recently, including surgeries, infections, and both mom and daughter being hospitalized. Mom has had to take time off work to care for them both and heal from surgery.

The Candy Cane Family

The Candy Cane Family consists of Mom and three resilient kids. Mom is a single parent who works full-time while attending graduate school. The children’s father has struggled with addiction and recently relapsed after three years of sobriety. This has been devastating for the kids and has placed a big financial and logistical burden onto Mom’s already-full plate.

The Jingle Bell Family

The Jingle Bell Family consists of a nurse who was diagnosed with colon cancer this year and has been going through chemotherapy for the past six months. 

Gifting Instructions

To get started with gifting, check out our family wishlists and sign up to purchase one or more holiday gifts for an individual of your choosing.

Please use the wishlist “sign-up” feature to indicate all gift requests you’ll be fulfilling. This helps our team ensure that participating families receive equitable support for the holidays.

View Wishlists & Purchase Gifts

All gifts should be purchased and dropped off at the AaNA Office by Tuesday, December 19th. 

Please leave gifts unwrappedPlace a tag or sticky note on your gift to indicate the recipient (i.e. “Candy Cane Family, Son”).

The AaNA Office will be open to gift drop-off at the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, 12/14 from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Friday, 12/15 from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, 12/16 from Noon to 4 pm
  • Monday, 12/18 from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday, 12/19 from 9 am to 4 pm

Online Donations

Stuck in your driveway? No time to shop? No worries! We accept online donations of any amount through PayPal. All funds donated are tax-deductible and will benefit families participating in our Holiday Helping Hands program.

Make an Online Donation

Thank you, AaNA members!

We’re thrilled to be able to continue our member assistance program this holiday season. And we couldn’t do it without you, our members! Your support provides these families with a holiday season filled with hope and joy during tough times. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your generosity and kindness.