Angels Of Hope, A Family Cancer Foundation
Angels of Hope, A Family Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Southeast Michigan. The foundation works to improve the quality of life for children and families impacted by cancer by providing financial, advocacy and support services to Michigan families showing a demonstrated need for these services.
The foundation is comprised of 11 volunteer board members and countless others who donate their time by providing hands on assistance to families battling cancer while promoting the mission of Angels of Hope. In addition, these volunteers help to raise funds for our various programs. Our funds come almost entirely from generous contributions of individuals and corporations in Michigan.
The foundation believes that no family fighting cancer should feel alone as they endure the emotional, financial and physical drain that cancer patients and their families experience. We recognize that the needs of families going through treatment are often quite diverse, as are the individual circumstances of each family. Most organizations only provide aid for specific items or assistance only for the patient. Our goal is to be as flexible as possible in responding to each families needs.
In 2015 Angels of Hope helped more than 200 families in various capacities. The foundation provided over $1,000,000 in assistance through our Kids First program. This program allows families in distress to apply for assistance to cover everyday expenses like mortgage and utility bills, car and insurance payments, as well as transportation to treatments and hospitals, and sometimes even funeral expenses. Some of our other programs include: Keeping Kids Connected, our academic support program, our Holiday Program that provided a Christmas to 97 families in 2015 and our Lasting Memories Program that provides complimentary portrait sessions to our families, just to name a few.
Our fund raising activities include our annual Night of Hope, which drew over 1000 guests this past March, our yearly golf outing, as well as partnering with many businesses and community groups that share our commitment to support children and families who are battling childhood cancer. Because we are an all-volunteer organization our administrative and fundraising expenses are low, and a large percentage of our spending goes to support children and families.
Angels of Hope is committed to making a difference in the life of a child with cancer. We believe that no child or family should have to face this devastating disease alone and our mission is to make sure every financial request submitted to us gets addressed. As an organization we feel privileged to be able to give back to our community in this way and vow to continue to grow and help children and their families as they battle cancer.