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.


St. Baldrick’s Community Shave

Join Albums of Hope as we cheer on the shavees for the St. Baldrick’s Community Shave on March 12th at McHenry West High School. The largest shave in the country, we are excited to bring Albums of Hope to the event. 200 albums will be assembled and donated to Journeycare Hospice, providing terminally ill children in our area with a lift of hope.

A Toast to Hope Wine and Beer Tasting

It’s our 4th annual A Toast to Hope Wine and Beer Tasting, and we’re in a new location! Join us at the Gardens of Woodstock for a wonderful summer evening on June 19th, 6-9 pm. This year, we’ll be sipping wine and we’ve added beer to the tasting menu! Appetizers, silent auction, and Disney Travel Package raffle as well.
Tickets are on sale now!
$30/each or four for $100 before March 31st. Tickets at the door: $35/each. 
You can order tickets by sending a check made payable to Albums of Hope at P.O. Box 503, McHenry, IL 60050 OR click on the DONATE button to order with a credit card. Just write “wine tasting” in the Notes section. All tickets will be Will Call.

Win a Disney Travel Package!

Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to join Mickey and his friends for a fun vacation! The Disney Travel Package allows you to customize your vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida!  Travel package includes $1,200 in travel gift certificates, four (4) Single Day Disney Park Hopper passes, and a basket of Disney memorabilia fun. Gift certificate can be used towards airfare, Disney hotels, and/or additional park passes. Winner must book their vacation through Hinsdale Travel Agency by June 1, 2016.     
Tickets are on sale now for $10/each or five for $40. You can purchase tickets by sending a check made payable to Albums of Hope at P.O. Box 503, McHenry, IL 60050 OR click on the DONATE button to order with a credit card. Just write “raffle” in the Notes section. We will send you your raffle tickets. The winner will be drawn at A Toast to Hope, but winner need not be present.



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Albums of Hope
713 Black Partridge Road
McHenry, IL  60051


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