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
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.
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.
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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