Albums of Hope, a 501 (c)(3) charity in McHenry, was recently awarded a grant from The McHenry County Community Foundation to fund six area Recipient Workshops in the coming months for cancer survivors and/or their caregivers. Are you or someone close to you struggling with a cancer battle? If so, join us for a FREE hands-on evening to create a customized, pocket-sized Album of Hope for yourself or to give to a loved one. All supplies provided. Participants will customize their albums with photos and quotes from our library of options. The album is yours to keep or give to a loved one fighting cancer.
Join volunteers from Albums of Hope (albumsofhope.com) on July 17th from 6:30-8 pm for the first of six upcoming McHenry County area workshops. To register for this workshop, please call Wellness Place, the workshop location, at 847-221-2400 by July 10th. Workshop is limited to 25 participants. The July 17th workshop takes place at Wellness Place, 1619 W. Colonial Parkway in Palatine. Wellness Place provides education, counseling, and support for those affected by cancer, all free of charge. Albums of Hope provides pocket-sized albums to local cancer treatment and support centers, such as Wellness Place. The albums are filled with uplifting quotes and beautiful photos to give patients a lift of spirit during treatments. In 2013, Albums of Hope donated nearly 800 albums to treatment and support centers such as Gavers Breast Center in Crystal Lake, North Shore Oncology-Hematology Associates in Crystal Lake, Northwest Suburban Oncology and Hematology in McHenry, Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington , Wellness Place in Palatine, and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s hospital in Chicago.
The McHenry County Community Foundation connects the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to improve McHenry County. In 2014, The Foundation, together with its donors, granted more than $880,000 to nonprofit organizations. From strengthening mental health programs to encouraging local art, from building health centers to protecting the safety net for those most in need, The Foundation continues to enhance our county. To learn more, please visit the Foundation online at www.mccfdn.org.