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

On Saturday, Oct. 25th our volunteers joined us in the largest national day of community service known as Make a Difference Day. In just a few hours, our awesome volunteers assembled nearly 550 albums to donate to local cancer treatment and support centers. AMAZING!
The Albums of Hope Board wishes to extend thanks to our community partners who helped defray the costs of the workshop: Hampton Inn (McHenry, IL), Jewel-Osco (McHenry, IL), and Visible Outdoor Ads (Oregon, IL). And then there's our incredible volunteers...our gratitude to you for the time you devoted to us on Saturday overfloweth. Not only did we reach our goal of assembling 300 albums, but we blew that goal out of the water with the nearly 550 albums we completed! INCREDIBLE! Thank you so very much! We feel so blessed to have such fantastic community support of our mission to lift the spirits of cancer patients during difficult times.


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 400 albums in 24 hours. For every $6, we can donate 1 album. Just click on the DONATE button and give the gift of a lift of spirits to others in the community.




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Albums of Hope
713 Black Partridge Road
McHenry, IL  60051


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