Stone’s Buddies

Stone’s Buddies, an Oishei Children’s Hospital program supporting families coping with chronic and life-threatening illness

There are many ways to give to Stone’s Buddies this holiday season.

Holiday Wish List

Stone's Buddies during the HolidaysDonate any of the items listed below and help us make hospital stays a little bit easier:

  • Toy cars, trains, farm equipment, rescue vehicles
  • Coloring books for children AND adults. Markers, crayons, colored pencils and pens
  • Foam art (any kind)
  • New stuffed animals or dolls- Barbie, American Girl dolls and accessories
  • Star Wars, Superheroes, Legos of any kind
  • Games and any popular toys (Disney, Paw Patrol, Shopkins, My Little Pony etc.)
  • Gift cards (Tim Hortons, Jim’s Deli, Tops, and Walmart for gas and medications)

All donations of gift cards, money or wish list items may be sent to:

Stone’s Buddies
c/o Oishei Children’s Hospital Foundation
1028 Main St.,
Floor 4
Buffalo, NY 14202

Annie’s Adventure Fund

Donate gift cards or passes to visit the Buffalo Zoo, the Buffalo Museum of Science, Explore & More Children’s Museum or any handicapped accessible venue where our members and families could enjoy a day together when they are not feeling sick or hospitalized. Help give kids a memorable day of adventures in our city. (This fund is named after a very special patient who had her own exceptional adventure in Western New York through Stone’s Buddies.)

AnnieOr, donate a gift card to an arts and crafts store to give hospitalized children an indoor creative adventure.

Carson Dayka Travel Fund

Donate gift cards for families traveling to Buffalo for medical care or traveling to other cities for second opinions or procedures. Carson is one of our first Stone’s Buddies members who has traveled many times for medical care. He raises money for others who struggle with related expenses not covered by insurance - gas, meals and lodging. We frequently use local gift cards to restaurants, drug stores and Tops (for gas and medications) near the hospital for our patients from nearby states and the southern tier who have long commutes.

Coffee from Cole

Give Tim Hortons gift cards for our patients when they are in the hospital. Cole is another long term patient who knows how much a warm cup of cocoa and a muffin means to a child who spends long days at the hospital for treatment. Parents appreciate the coffee as well! Through the Stone’s Buddies program, he and his family collect Tim Hortons gift cards and donations for our patients. Even a $5 gift card makes a big difference to a family struggling with financial issues related to their child’s illness.

Gift of money

If you prefer, let us do the shopping. Send a charitable contribution to Stone’s Buddies, and we’ll purchase needed items for the children.

Questions? Please contact: Joanne Koessler-Lana, Director, Stone’s Buddies (716) 323-1510