bringing joy to children suffering from childhood cancer through art


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A mother of four and proud grandmother of three, Elena Makievsky immigrated from the Ukraine to the United States at the age of 19 to start a new life here.

In 2014, Elena started Canvas for Hope, a 501c3, with a mission to bring smiles to the children and their families affected by childhood cancer through art. Working closely with Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, her 200 Painting Challenge was born.  Now in 2019, and with over 1040 paintings under her belt, she is determined to continue spreading joy through art by painting these brave warrior's favorite characters.


Mykenzi recieved her Canvas for Hope today. She was so excited to hang it over her bed. Thank you so so much Elena Makievsky for all you do for all the warriors!


An amazing lady Elena Makievsky painted this beautiful Moana for me! She has an amazing organization called Canvas for Hope and this is honestly one of my prized possessions