Bringing Hope to Families Battling Childhood Cancer

Glimmer of Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that shows girls and boys their strength and beauty through the donation of bald dolls and provides HOPE to families battling childhood cancer.

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What We Do

Bald Dolls

To make the world a less scary and more inclusive place for children battling cancer. We sponsor and donate bald dolls (and dolls with hair) to better help children feel represented and confident during their journey.

Wellness Packages

To ease the pain that comes with such a diagnosis, we send need-based wellness packages to families that we have served in the past. These packages include anything from baby wipes, diapers, blankets, clothing and toys to families during their time of need.

Bereavement Gifts

To help heal a broken heart, we have partnered with Spencer Welch Studios to send watercolor portraits of children we have served to their families after their passing.

Best Day Ever Photoshoots

Our “Best Day Ever” Photoshoots are a day filled with fun for 12 girls battling cancer in a particular state. We dress each girl up as a princess, bring in hair and makeup artists, accessories and a gift basket valued at $500+ for each girl. Lunch is catered for each girl and their family members. Each girl is gifted with a bald doll dressed in a matching princess dress to theirs.

Our goal with this photoshoot is to partner with a nonprofit in every US state to bring the photoshoot to that particular state. Photoshoots have taken place so far in Rhode Island, New Jersey and Arizona.

We also offer individual princess and superhero photoshoots for children battling cancer in New England courtesy of Ashley Richer Photography

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The Hope Effect in Numbers


Dolls Donated


Wellness Packages Donated


Bereavement Paintings Donated

How to Help Continue our Impact

We can’t do this without you. Help us continue to spread hope across the globe through making a donation or donating to our Amazon wishlist.

  • Gift a Doll $150
  • Gift a Wellness Package $85
  • Gift a Bereavement Painting $200

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“A Bright Light”

We came home from our 3 day stay out of town for clinic and Lennox’s doll was here. We have had a very rough day and these are the only smiles we got; her new doll! She was so excited to receive her and that she was brown. Thank you for being a bright light in our dark day! We really needed these smiles!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Thank you”

Evelyn shaved her head over the weekend. We gave her her new doll yesterday and she loves it so much! Thank you again, a million times over, for this absolutely wonderful gift you give our warriors.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Nice to See Her Smile Again”

Brooklyn absolutely loves her doll! She was so excited when she realized it was an American Girl doll and she said “I never thought I would be able to get one of these!” It was so nice to see her smiling again. These last few weeks have been so difficult for her.  believe that this doll is going to go on many trips with her and get her through some tough times.



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