Gems of Hope Inc. is a non-profit organization.

We accept individual, corporate and memorial donations.

Please know that the donation you send is truly making a difference in the lives of the cancer patients.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Schedule a "What About Us? Workshop 

What About Us? utilizes structured activities to help children ages 5-12 identify, communicate and cope with their feelings when someone close to them has been diagnosed with cancer.

The program is based on emotional intelligence and uses a strength-based approach to promote better mental health. The aim is to build upon the child’s strengths and enhance his/her ability to cope with the stress related to their loved one’s cancer diagnosis. The group will:

  1. Increase the child’s ability to understand and express feelings about their loved one’s cancer
  2. Teach the child how to communicate those feelings
  3. Help facilitate coping with those feelings

What About Us? is a free program that meets for 1/2 day on a Saturday. The children’s group is facilitated by social workers with special training in cancer counseling. The children participate in activities and projects designed to help them understand and express their feelings. At the end of each session the children participate in yoga giving the social workers the opportunity to meet with the parents.

Call the Gems of Hope office for more information on this FREE program at 319-393-9681, fill out the form found at

Upcoming Workshops

Tue 13

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Hall Perrine

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids IA
Thu 15

Beading & Card Making Daytime Workshop @ Gems of Hope

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids IA
Tue 20

Beading & Card Making @ Benchmark Inc., Conference Room

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids IA
Wed 21

Glaze Pottery Studio, Thiensville, WI

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Thiensville WI
Dec 10

Cedarburg, WI Public Library: Finishing Workshop

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Cedarburg WI

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What About Us?

Utilizes structured activities to help children ages 5-12 identify, communicate and cope with their feelings when someone close to them has been diagnosed with cancer.

Youth Advisory Board

Join Gems of Hope’s Youth Advisory Board!

In 2018 Gems of Hope will award up to 10 – $1000.00 scholarships to Corridor high school seniors.

Gems of Hope volunteers help provide over 750 “gifts of hope” each month to cancer patients in the Corridor!

Volunteering for Gems can help you:

  • Feel good about supporting cancer patients with a message of hope
  • Learn something
  • Help fulfill a civic responsibility
  • Make our community better
  • Connect and network with others in the community
  • Fulfill volunteer hours required for school or other groups
  • Gain professional experience
  • Bring you together with others and give you a sense of belonging
  • Cope with a cancer diagnosis in your family

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