$5 for Every Service Is Donated for The Month of May

May 1st, 2020 by

Oil Change for Hope is our annual charity event that runs through the entire month of May. But we’re changing it up this year. In light of the global pandemic, we’re raising the bar! Now $5 of every service–whether it’s an oil change or full on transmission replacement–is donated to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer.

About Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

No family should face financial ruin while they fight cancer. Hope Chest for Breast Cancer provides Emergency Assistance Grants to support local breast cancer patients and their families as they continuously fight to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with breast cancer treatment.

While patients focus on the fight for their lives, Hope Chest brings relief by:

  • Helping patients stay in the comfort of their homes
  • Keeping heat and lights on
  • Putting nutritious food in their fridge
  • Providing transportation and child care so they can attend treatments

The Hope Chest Story

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer founder Barbara Hensley lost her two sisters to breast cancer. She witnessed firsthand the financial challenges that breast cancer patients and their families face.

After meeting more patients and hearing their stories, Barbara knew something had to be done to ease the burdens that insurance doesn’t cover. So, she turned heartbreak into action. In 2001, Barbara resigned from her corporate executive position and founded Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. The first Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Resale Shop opened in Orono, Minnesota in November, 2002.

Hope Chest Commitment

Today, Hope Chest has grown from Barbara Hensley’s dream into an impactful, multifaceted organization with passionate, skilled staff and a dedicated Board of Directors. They are as committed as ever to the cause, because they believe that no family should face financial ruin while they fight cancer.

Get Involved!

Donate – Your financial donation provides immediate help.

Volunteer – It takes a village, and Hope Chest would love that village to include you. Please consider volunteering in their store, foundation office, or at events!

Shop – Excellent quality for an excellent cause.


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