1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. Many of these people find themselves in hopeless situations in hospital rooms and homes across the country. Phil’s Friends provides faith-based practical, emotional, and spiritual support and hope through the distribution of our hand-assembled care packages to those affected by cancer, and consistent ongoing support through our Cards of Hope program and prayer.
When you request a care package for someone you know that has cancer, volunteers in our Hope Centers create and assemble hopeful care packages with comforting items that our friends with cancer need and enjoy. These care packages are then shipped and delivered anonymously in a decorated Phil’s Friends box.
After someone has received a care package, they can expect to receive ongoing encouragement through our Cards of Hope program. Those we support will receive hand-colored cards, testimonies, devotional letters, and other creative and positive notes. These encouraging reminders let each person know that they are not alone.
Phil’s Friends is ever-expanding into area hospitals to provide hope to those with cancer through our Hope to Hospitals program. We have a unique crew of trained volunteers to deliver care packages and to come alongside our friends with cancer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Franciscan Cancer Center Munster.
Each week hundreds of individuals volunteer in our Hope Centers. Together, we assemble care packages, decorate boxes, and color Cards of Hope that will be sent across the country to those affected by cancer.
Rally your team, your club, your co-workers, your church, your family and friends to join us!