Albums of Hope, a 501 (c)(3) charity organization, donates pocket-sized photo albums filled with uplifting quotes and photos to local hospitals and cancer treatment and support centers. Our mission is 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 2500 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.


Make a Difference Day: October 25

Join us on Sat., Oct. 25th anytime between 9 am-noon at the Hampton Inn, 1555 S. Rt. 31, McHenry. Help us give the gift of a lift of spirits to local cancer patients, and make an Album of Hope for someone you know fighting the battle. 
Kids ages 8 and up and their families are welcome to join us to help us put together these albums. We've made it easy! All supplies are provided. We need your hands to help us slide the album inserts into the albums. 
Help us reach our goal of 300 albums assembled! 
RSVPs to info@albumsofhope.com are appreciated although not necessary. View our project on the Make a Difference Web site as well: Click Here!


Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to community organizations. Help us reach our goal of $2400 in 24 hours. With this amount we can donate nearly 500 albums to local cancer treatment and support centers. Just click on the DONATE button and give the gift of a lift of spirits to others in the community.




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,
please contact Laura at
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