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August 20, 2022

Hannah Finn was 14 years old when she began using her babysitting money to give homeless kids and teens a birthday worth remembering.

Now a 19-year-old student at UMass Amherst, Finn’s nonprofit, the One Wish Project, brings better birthdays to hundreds of kids in communities around the state, and Salem is about to be the project’s next stop.

One Wish makes life better for kids one birthday at a time

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Delivering happy birthdays to homeless children

September 12, 2022

Hannah Finn has been running the One Wish Project, which provides birthday cakes and celebrations for children living in homeless shelters and in DCF. Her company is expanding operations into Salem in October.

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Andover's "One Wish Project" Gives Kids A Birthday To Remember

September 8, 2022

ANDOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — An Andover non-profit is ensuring that children in less than ideal living situations can still experience the joy of a birthday party.

One Wish Project delivers birthday cakes and toys to kids in shelters and foster care throughout Massachusetts.

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Hannah with WBZNews Reporter, Kim Tunnicliffe

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Light a Candle Gala Marks Fifth Anniversary of Charity Project Started by Andover Student

May 10, 2022

 

The One Wish Project, a charitable effort founded by an Andover High School student to provide birthday celebrations to children experiencing homelessness celebrated its 5th anniversary on June 2 with a gala at the Andover Country Club.

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Inspire Kindness & One Wish Project

December 21, 2021

 

In 2020, Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Fund, Inc. created the Inspire Kindness scholarship. Hannah Finn, the inaugural recipient from Andover, was the inspiration for this scholarship.

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Granting 'One Wish' at a time  

January 14, 2021

 

It started with one cake made from scratch and gifts bought with her babysitting money. Now Hannah Finn's One Wish Project is on the way to providing happy birthdays to more than 250 children.

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Hannah Finn Honored for Outstanding Volunteer Service at Award Presentation

When Hannah entered high school, she wanted to start challenging herself in many different ways. One way was to get involved in community service. She was aware of the Lazarus House in Lawrence and understood that the children who live there probably get very little for their birthday, if anything at all.

#OneMagicalWish On-Air Toy Fundraiser

Magic 106.7 partners with One Wish Project for #One Magical Wish

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#HeroAmongUs

Hannah Finn believes everyone should feel special on their birthday. At 14-yrs-old Hannah launched the One Wish Project, a nonprofit that delivers birthday party supplies to kids living in homeless shelters. To date, our @MAStateLottery

#HeroAmongUs has raised $14K+!

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2018 Spreading Smiles Award Winner

Hannah Finn

When Hannah entered high school, she wanted to start challenging herself in many different ways. One way was to get involved in community service. She was aware of the Lazarus House in Lawrence and understood that the children who live there probably get very little for their birthday, if anything at all.

Teen LEVELS UP with *BIRTHDAY CAKES* for homeless kids

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Red Cross Honors Local Heroes

MARCH 28, 2018

 

Heroes take action to benefit others. All kinds of heroes are being honored today at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore in Danvers, where the Northeast Massachusetts Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding its annual Community Heroes Breakfast.

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Making sure everyone gets a birthday party

December 21, 2017

It started out as a hobby and ended up being a labor of love.

Hannah Finn, 14, had always liked baking. But then she found out that some homeless children staying at Lazarus House in Lawrence sometimes had birthdays without cake.

Heroes Among Us

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Kudos to selfless acts of two, local people

August 24, 2017

In belated response to two heart-warming articles published in the Aug. 3 Townsman, the first about a young teen who bakes birthday cakes for homeless children and the second about a local hairdresser who volunteers her time to give free haircuts to troubled children residing at a group home.

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Hannah's Cakes

August 24, 2017

 

Hannah Finn never expected to get into the cake making business. Up until last spring, the 14-year-old spent most of her free time performing on the school gymnastics team, and playing with her two dogs, three cats, and fish. Then, her mother, Claudia Mintz, mentioned that it was time for her Hannah to begin her community service project, which Mintz believes fosters independent thinkers.

5 for Good: Andover high school student bakes birthday cakes for kids in shelters

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Cakes for kids: A tasty way to pay it forward

Aug 3, 2017

It started out as a hobby and ended up being a labor of love.

Hannah Finn, 14, had always liked baking. But then she found out that some homeless children staying at Lazarus House in Lawrence sometimes had birthdays without cake.

Hannah Finn Interview Exceptional Women

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