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.


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.

Best Day Ever Photo Shoots

Once to twice a year, we create a magical day for a group of girls battling cancer in a particular state. The Best Day Ever consists of hair and makeup services for each girl, a customized gift basket, a catered lunch, crafts, a princess dress and their very own doll in a matching princess dress, followed by a professional photoshoot at a magical location!

Bereavement Boxes

To help heal a broken heart, we have created bereavement boxes for families we have served after their child has passed. We partner with Spencer Welch Studios to send watercolor portraits of each child as part of each box.

The Hope Effect in Numbers


Dolls Donated


Best Day Ever Photoshoots


Bereavement Paintings Donated

There are no words to express how grateful we are that our Ali got to take place in the Best Day Ever.  It was literally a dream come true for her and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since.  From the hair, makeup, and nails, beautiful dress, lunch (with so many special details), gift basket, etc – you all put so much work into making every moment of that day so special for all of the princesses.

Ali is super shy as I’m sure you could tell and while she isn’t always eager to connect with other cancer patients, she really enjoyed crafting with the girls during the Best Day Ever – because for that day, they truly got to forget about their cancer and just be little girls.  And as a parent, I really enjoyed connecting with the other Moms as well.

Not only are you all creating magic, but you are giving the girls such wonderful role models – Ali has mentioned several times that she wants to be like you ladies when she grows up 🙂

Thank you again – none of us will ever forget the magic of the Best Day Ever!

Ali’s Mom on Best Day Ever in New Jersey

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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.

Checks can be made out to Glimmer of Hope Foundation

Mailing Address: 10 Gateway Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852

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“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!


“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.


“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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Glimmer of Hope Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #851607457). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.