Albums of Hope, a 501(c)(3) charity organization,  donates pocket-sized albums filled with uplifting quotes and photos to local hospitals and cancer treatment centers.
Albums of Hope began as a personal mission, a mission to feel helpful during a time when we often feel helpless against cancer. In 2008, founder Laura Townsend's husband Brad was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. As his disease progressed, my role as caregiver became more demanding but yet, I still felt helpless in bringing him comfort. So, with help from family and friends, we turned our love of beautiful photos and scrapbooking into a way to help by creating albums to give to patients at cancer treatment and support centers.
Our dedicated group of volunteers gathers several times a year to assemble albums. Our volunteers are fueled by the knowledge that these little albums are making a big difference in the lives of those fighting the tough fight against cancer.


Evening Star Quilt Raffle

This beautiful handmade 76”x76” quilt by Judy Manke can be yours! Appraised at $3000, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5/each or 5 for $20.
A winner will be drawn at A Toast to Hope Wine Tasting and Silent Auction event on April 11, 2014 at the Hampton Inn. Winner need not be present, but we’d sure love to have the winner there!
You may purchase tickets by clicking on the DONATE button. As you complete your donation, be sure to add Quilt in the “special notes” section and we will mail you the tickets. Makes a great holiday gift!

A Toast to Hope Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Mark your calendars to join us on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6 pm - 9 pm at the Hampton Inn in McHenry, IL, for our annual wine tasting and silent auction event. We’ll have over 35 different wines to sample thanks to Cardinal Liquors, delicious appetizers by Parkway Banquets, and yummy cupcakes by Kiera Confections. Our silent auction is in an exciting, new format. And we’ll be raffling off the beautiful Evening Star quilt, valued at $3000!
Individual tickets are $30/each. At-the-door tickets: $35. To purchase your tickets, click on the DONATE button. As you complete your donation, be sure to add Wine Tasting in the “special notes” section and we will send you an e-ticket. If you want a paper ticket, please note that and we will have that paper ticket available for you at the door. You may also send a check made payable to Albums of Hope, 713 Black Partridge Road, McHenry, IL 60051.




Thank you
for your donation!
Donate online
or, if you prefer,
send a check
made payable to:
Albums of Hope
713 Black Partridge Road
McHenry, IL  60051


If you would like to give
an album to someone,
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