1 in 5 families affected by cancer have trouble paying for basic necessities and other non-medical bills. Angels of Hope assists families with children, throughout the state of Michigan, as they face the many challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. These families not only face the devastation of cancer - they face potential financial ruin as this diagnosis increases their likelihood of bankruptcy by 2.5 times. Founded in 2004, the all-volunteer foundation has created several programs to help alleviate the financial burden and the emotional strain that these families experience. These programs are completely funded by donations:
Kids First: Financial grants tailored to the specific needs of each family and paid directly to the creditors, to help alleviate their financial burden.
Smiles Program: Event tickets (i.e. Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, Detroit Tigers/Pistons), to help create smiles and make lasting memories.
Lasting Memories: Professional photography sessions, to help capture and preserve tender moments.
Holiday Program: Gifts for families in need, to help bring joy during the holidays.
With approximately 98% of donations and proceeds from annual events (Night of Hope & AOH Golf Outing) directly supporting families, Angels of Hope ensures every dollar does the most good.
In 2016, over $1,000,000 in donations helped 200+ families across the state, but there are many more families in need. Become an Angel. Donate to Angels of Hope, today.
"I can't even put into words how much the grant has helped my kids and I. As a single mom battling cancer, we would be homeless if not for your help. You are a true blessing."
Angels of Hope is a Not-for-Profit, 501(c)(3) Foundation