About

Albums of Hope, a 501 (c)(3) charity organization, donates pocket-sized photo albums filled with uplifting quotes and photos to local hospitals, cancer treatment centers, support groups, and to individuals. Our mission is to the lift the spirits of others during difficult times.

Albums of Hope began as a project in 2010 when founder Laura Townsend's husband was fighting colorectal cancer. It began as a mission to feel helpful during a time when we often feel helpless. After Brad lost his battle, Albums of Hope incorporated in 2011 to continue to lift the spirits of those battling cancer. To date, Albums of Hope has donated over 9000 albums to local cancer patients and their families.

Our dedicated group of volunteers continues to assemble albums for donation. Our volunteers are fueled by the knowledge that these little albums make a big and immediate difference in the lives of those fighting the tough fight against cancer.

To hear the story of Albums of Hope from Laura Townsend, Founder and President, please click HERE

Creative Memories: An Amazing Partner


We are so thankful for our partnership with Creative Memories. They brought our little 2x3 album back to their product line to help fulfill our need for a quality album and inventory that is available for all our needs. When customers around the United States purchase a 2x3 album of their own, Creative Memories donates a portion of those sales to us. They have also donated albums to us. With their help, we have an amazing video that tells our story and invites Creative Memories Advisors around the country to join us. Take a new look at Albums of Hope! And if you are interested in learning more about Creative Memories, Laura is always happy to share her nearly 20 years of experience with you. Just email her at: albumsofhope@gmail.com.



Donating to Chicagoland Ronald McDonald Houses

Donating to Chicagoland Ronald McDonald Houses
Albums of Hope donates to all five Chicagoland Ronald McDonald Houses and is expanding into Colorado, donating albums to the Denver and Aurora Houses. As 2017 continues, we look forward to donating to even more Ronald McDonald Houses across the country.

Donating to Illinois Medical District Guest House

Donating to Illinois Medical District Guest House
Albums of Hope donates albums to the guests of the Illinois Medical District Guest House. This guest house provides the comforts of home to outpatients and families of patients who are treated in the Illinois Medical District, such as Rush University.

Donating to Hope Lodge in Rochester, MN

Donating to Hope Lodge in Rochester, MN
Albums of Hope donates albums to the guests at Hope Lodge in Rochester, MN. Hope Lodge, a part of the American Cancer Society’s services, provides patients and their caregivers a place to stay when treatment takes them away from home.
Thank you for your donation! Donate online or, if you prefer, send a check made payable to: Albums of Hope, P.O. Box 503, McHenry, IL 60051
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Thank you for your donation! Donate online or, if you prefer, send a check made payable to: Albums of Hope, P.O. Box 503, McHenry, IL 60051
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