Kids First

The goal of our signature program is to support children and those who love and care for them as they face the many physical, emotional, and financial challenges that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The program is only for residents of the State of Michigan and support children or their parents while they are in active treatment. There is nothing cookie cutter about the program – grants are tailored to the specific needs of the family. If you review the “Who We Help” page you will see the summaries of the wonderful families we have been able to support under this program. The program helps families in a variety of areas, but often includes rent or mortgage, auto or home repair, utility payments, grocery and fuel gift cards.

Annual Holiday Program

This Program was established from of our belief that “no child should go without a Christmas”. The Program provides a Christmas package to families “in-need” in an attempt to help take away some of the financial impact of the devastating effects of cancer at Christmas time. This allows families to take pleasure in enjoying the true meaning of the holiday season. When we provide Christmas for a family, it’s not just about giving them Christmas gifts — it’s about trying to restore some normalcy, happiness and hope to their lives. This Program is organized by us and completely funded at the holidays by our base of generous contributors. Together we work diligently to rekindle the hearts of families each holiday season.

Smiles Program

We know families lives are disrupted by a cancer diagnosis, we work with our generous Corporate sponsors to provide families that are already enrolled in our program, a ‘Day Off From Cancer’. These events are often VIP/Suite experiences and include tickets to concerts, theatre, sporting or other special events.  Examples include Disney on Ice, Detroit Red Wings, Circus or Detroit Tigers tickets.  Sometimes, they also include chauffeur driven transportation to and from the event.  Just another way we work to make a difference in the lives of our families while they battle cancer.

Lasting Memories

We also provide complimentary portrait sessions for our families. We will work to identify a professional photographer in your area to design a personalizedse tof family portraits. These images portray the love, innocence and gifts in all of the families we work with. Through this program families will be provided professional photographs that capture and preserve tender moments of their lives at no cost to them. Creating lasting memories for the family.  We also hold ‘Studio Take-Overs’ where we schedule a number of families and a number of photographers at the same time.
Unfortunately some of our families lose their children. At a time when people are not considering professional pictures we can help supply families with portraits. These pictures help families with the grieving process by giving them memories they can hold onto for a lifetime.

Angel Network

The foundation always welcomes volunteers who wish to lend their skills and abilities to help with the work we do in the community. Our volunteer group is an active group of supporters that lend helping hands for our various programs. We are always in need of your help. Only with the volunteers’ generous hard-work and dedication can we continue to provide hope and support to children and their families as they battle cancer. If you are interested in signing up as an individual or company, please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@angelsofhope.org and someone will follow up with you.

Everyone has skills. Through our programs, we are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand. We have needs in a variety of areas.

Other areas you can help:

  • Volunteer as a committee member or to help at our “A Night of Hope” dinner fundraiser held annually in the spring.
  • Volunteer to help the Auction Committee collect donated items for our ongoing fundraisers.
  • Plan a small fundraiser; perhaps a bottle drive or a lemonade stand.
  • Trades people who will donate their time to support our families (roofers, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, etc).
  • Professional volunteers in the area of PR, Marketing, etc.
  • Sacrifice your now birthday to help kids/families battling cancer.  In lieu of gifts, ask your friend and family to make a donation to Angels of Hope.

Annual Holiday Program

This Program was established from of our belief that “no child should go without a Christmas”. The Program provides a Christmas package to families “in-need” in an attempt to help take away some of the financial impact of the devastating effects of cancer at Christmas time. This allows families to take pleasure in enjoying the true meaning of the holiday season. When we provide Christmas for a family, it’s not just about giving them Christmas gifts — it’s about trying to restore some normalcy, happiness and hope to their lives. This Program is organized by us and completely funded at the holidays by our base of generous contributors. Together we work diligently to rekindle the hearts of families each holiday season.