Angela Townley officially started volunteering with Make-A-Wish in 2001. However, the relationship first started long before that. Angela established a relationship with Make-A-Wish Central New York in 1991 through her job at US Airways.
At that time, Angela and a group of other employees would send Wish families off on their flight. They would also hold 50/50 raffles to raise money to purchase items to make up activity bags for Wish Kids and any children traveling with them.
Angela has also played a crucial role in events such as the annual Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball, Dunkin Donuts Program, and the Ms. Orange Fan Luncheon. Most of Angela’s volunteer time is spent creating the baskets that are raffled off at the annual golf tournaments.
For Angela, the reason she spends so much of her time volunteering is simple. “Over time I’ve seen that that not only the Wish Kid and family are impacted by the wish, but it has a tremendous impact on the volunteers and members of the community. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that recent studies indicate that the health of many Wish Kids improves after a wish has been granted.”