• About Maia

    The Young Artist
  • Ever since Maia was two years old, she has expressed a passion for art. What began as recreational finger painting has since transpired into one masterpiece flaunting another proudly displayed in her home. She spends hours diligently addressing each detail and doing her best to put onto paper what she has envisioned in her mind. A very thoughtful, empathetic young girl, Maia always considers the feelings of others, be it human, animal or insect. She tries to understand what someone is feeling and becomes genuinely upset when she hears that not everyone is as fortunate or healthy as she is. 

    To that end, Maia was concerned when she heard stories about others in need and she began to think about what she could do on her own to help out. As a seven year old, finding a way to make a difference in the community is not always easy. 

    With some careful consideration, Maia’s ambition to help others became a reality by channeling her artwork to raise funds that would go directly to helping others in need.   

    She has already raised approximately $30,000 for two local organizations, Daystar and EquiCenter, with 100% of the profits going directly to the organizations.

    Now nine years old, Maia has just completed her third set of notecards to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital and hopes to raise money and awareness to support their mission. 

    Maia is fulfilling her dream to make a difference. Her notecards are available to purchase and 100% of the proceeds always go directly to the organization.

  • Golisano Children's Hospital

  • When children are seriously ill or injured, the last thing their parents want to do is leave their support systems behind and travel hours away for expert care. Thankfully, families in the 17-county Finger Lakes region and beyond have access to the best medical care right here in their own backyard thanks to Golisano Children’s Hospital, our region’s only children’s hospital. Golisano Children’s Hospital has become an incredible place of healing and is a beacon of hope for families of premature babies, children with heart defects, adolescents with eating disorders, kids on the autism spectrum, children who have been diagnosed with cancer, those needing life-saving surgery, and families struggling with chronic childhood illnesses.

    More than 200 pediatric specialists provide a spectrum of care that spans more than 40 specialty areas — including everything from allergy services to neurosurgery and critical care – treating 85,000 children and their families each year. More than 20,000 pediatric surgical procedures are performed at the hospital every year, and the facility is the only WNY center offering pediatric cardiac surgery. 


    To provide the best possible healthcare to the children in our region.  

  • Daystar

    Where Love Shines
  • Daystar is New York State’s only Pediatric Day-Respite Center helping families successfully transition their baby or young child with special healthcare needs from the hospital to home, and supporting each child’s healthy development all the way until they enroll in kindergarten. 


    To joyfully celebrate children with special healthcare and developmental needs and enrich their lives by promoting each child’s individual healthcare, developmental, and psychosocial goals in an encouraging atmosphere of their peers, and to strengthen and support their families.

  • Purchase Maia's artwork below to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital

  • Winter series to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital

  • Spring/Summer Series to benefit Daystar

    Purchase Maia's Artwork below to benefit Daystar
  • Winter series to benefit Daystar

    Purchase Maia's Artwork below to benefit Daystar
  • Notecards of Maia’s artwork are 100% tax deductible.
    They are available at these Rochester NY retailers.

  • Pittsford

    People's Pottery
    3025 Monroe Avenue
    Pittsford, NY 14618
  • Pittsford

    25 S Main St.
    Pittsford, NY 14534
  • Honeoye Falls

    Mill Art Center/Rabbit Room
    61 N Main St.
    Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
  • Webster

    The Pickled Paintbrush
    36 E Main St.
    Webster, NY 14580
  • Rochester

    Wisteria Flowers and Gifts
    360 Culver Rd.
    Rochester, NY 14607
  • Victor

    Mead Square Pharmacy
    53 W Main St.
    Victor, NY 14564
  • Contact Us

  • The Made by Maia logo and website were donated by Jenna Fava Design, a graphic designer firm located in Rochester New York. Jenna Fava Roote is a dear friend to Maia’s family who recognizes not only the special talent in Maia but the importance of the organization she supports. As a way of supporting the success of Made by Maia, Jenna donated her design services to ensure that the profits of this endeavor remained with the organization.