Charity Supporting Cancer Patients Seeks Votes for Grant Funding

Organization dedicated to providing caps for cancer patients nominated in next round of Chase Community Giving Program
Sept. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Arlington Heights, Ill. –- Halos of Hope, an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization, donates handmade knitted, crocheted and sewn caps to cancer patients in over 475 centers, oncology offices, and hospitals nationwide.  Hats are given to patients at no charge. Started in 2007, by Pamela Haschke, an 8-year cancer survivor, the charity has seen the requests for hats rise significantly over the past few years.

"Halos of Hope is honored to be nominated for the Chase Community Giving program," said Ms. Haschke.  "The cancer centers we work with tell us that patients are finding it difficult to just meet their medical expenses.  Providing a free hat goes a long way toward their healing process. Our charity's biggest expense year over year is shipping to the centers we serve.  A grant from the Chase Community Giving program will help us to continue to support those that need us."

Voting for Halos of Hope can be done through a simple click on the Chase Community Giving Facebook page (  Chase Bank customers can also vote on the bank’s website. Voting begins September 6 and will continue until September 19.

The fall 2012 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to benefit smaller and local charities by being limited to 501(c)3 charities with operating budgets under $10 million. The top eligible charity receives $250,000 and the remaining 195 top charities earn $10,000 through $100,000 awards, for a total of $5 million dollars in grants.

Chase Community Giving is a grant program inspiring a new way of corporate philanthropy by letting participants vote to help determine which small and local non-profits will receive donations from Chase. The program has given away over $20 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including animals & environment; education; health; military and veterans; poverty; and the arts.

About Halos of Hope

Halos of Hope is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing in-need cancer patients with crafted hats donated by caring volunteers.  It was started in October 2007 by Pamela Haschke, a survivor of a rare breast cancer with a high mortality rate, and provides caps to over 475 cancer treatment centers across the United States. People interested in learning more about volunteering or donating to the efforts of Halos of Hope, or cancer centers in need of our assistance, can visit to learn more.
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