Your gift allows us to help more cancer patients and their families in need

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How Donations Are Used

Gems of Hope Impact

  • In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have added masks (handmade by volunteers) to our selection of “Gifts of Hope”.
  • An average of 650 gifts are delivered each month to cancer treatment centers and hospitals in the Corridor.
  • Since 2014 we have awarded 72 high school seniors, who have been affected by cancer, a total of $85,750 in scholarships.
  • We’ve partnered with five local school districts and 32 schools to supply cancer support books and materials and are in the process of creating more libraries.
  • Since 2014 our Youth Advisory Board has helped 64 high school students develop leadership skills and become more involved in our community.
  • Our kid’s programming has touched the lives of children and their parents navigating a cancer diagnosis.

List of clinics served in Iowa


Mercy Medical Center

Hall Perrine Cancer Center

Hall Radiation Center

Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital

Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center

Albert G. and Helen G. Nassif Radiation Center

PCI Hematology and Oncology

The Ghosh Center



Unity Point PCI Clinic



Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Stead Family Hospital

UIHC Radiation Oncology



Wendt Regional Cancer Center



Allen Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Care Center



Trinity Cancer Center

High School Seniors awarded a scholarship since 2014

$ in scholarships since 2014

Youth Advisory Board Members since 2014

Gifts delivered each month to cancer treatment centers and hospitals

Schools supplied with Cancer support books

Clinics served in Iowa

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*** A notable benefit of your donation is available to all taxpayers through the CARES Act. This benefit allows taxpayers who use the standard deductions forms to deduct up to $300.00 of cash donations ($600.00 for married couples) on your 2020 taxes as Gems of Hope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Donations from Donor Advised Funds do not apply).

Thank you for joining us for our 15th Anniversary Celebration of bringing hope to cancer patients and their families!