Be an Inspiration of HOPE to Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
June 07, 2019
By Sarah Ellery, My Hope Bag
Do you have a passion for helping others? My Hope Bag is a 501(c)3 with mission is to provide bags of hope and comfort, as well as resources and wellness education to those diagnosed with breast cancer in Arizona. My Hope Bag is a volunteer-run organization which means we need you! Whatever your skills or abilities, there is always a place for you at My Hope Bag.
A woman’s breast cancer journey begins with hearing the words, “You have breast cancer.” She feels lost and alone. Then the question is, “What do I do next?” For nearly a decade, My Hope Bag has devoted its energy to passionately supporting the breast cancer community. Whether it’s a hand-delivered bag of hope filled with local resources and other comforting items, regular communication, or emotional support, My Hope Bag is committed to making sure no one in Arizona faces breast cancer alone.
My Hope Bag has delivered bags of hope to over 2,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer since its inception. As the organization continues to grow, so does its need for volunteers. There are several areas where volunteers are desired. One can devote time each week or volunteer for specific events throughout the year. Volunteers travel in a team of two for each bag delivery, one of whom is a breast cancer survivor, to visit newly diagnosed women to help them talk through what to do next.
My Hope Bag holds three major events through the year which are a Breast Cancer Resource Expo, Charity Golf Tournament, and Bingo for Boobies. A team of volunteers helps in the planning, public relations, advertising, and execution of each event. Committees and leadership volunteers keep these events running successfully.
Volunteers are also needed to acquire donated and homemade items for the bags, help with bookkeeping, data entry, web updates, social media, phone calls, campaigning for prize donations, writing thank you cards, and developing new resources.
Volunteerism is a very integral part of My Hope Bag. Our passion is to assist women going through their breast cancer journey in any way we can. If your passion aligns with ours, please contact us through www.myhopebag.org. My Hope Bag looks forward to connecting with you.
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