Food insecurity is one facet of the larger issue of financial toxicity that surrounds cancer and its treatment. The expense of treatment coupled with lower income due to lost productivity or jobs means that patients must make tough decisions regarding what they can afford. No one should have to choose between feeding their family or getting treatment. Since the beginning of the year, we have awarded 1,688 grants to patients seeking emergency financial assistance. In a typical year, we would have served approximately 875 people during this timeframe, but at the halfway mark, we have served 320 more patients than planned. 39% of them listed food insufficiency as their greatest need.

Families facing cancer are struggling. A special thank you to Tim and Jan Maudlin, for providing a $20,000 matching gift to ensure we can keep pace with increased number of requests for help with nutrition. Please check “Help where needed most” to have your gift matched!

Since our founding in 2001,  Angel has distributed more than $11 million in critical financial aid and provided more than 35,000 services to local families through our programs

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Together, we are helping families when cancer strikes.

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All items can be mailed or dropped off at Angel Foundation’s office:

1155 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 7
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Emergency Financial Assistance Wish List
Every day, Angel Foundation receives applications for emergency financial assistance from adults with cancer who are undergoing treatment; leading to increased expenses and often making it difficult to work. Angel Foundation provides help for many basic, nonmedical living expenses through gift cards to help with transportation and food. While out shopping, please consider picking up one of the following gift cards to help someone who must travel daily for chemotherapy or radiation appointments or a family that cannot afford the additional expenses and keep food on the table.

  • $5 Cub Gift Card

  • $25 Cub Gift Card

  • $25 Holiday Gift Card

  • $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card

  • $25 Target Gift Card

  • Stamps (to mail letters, bill payment forms, and other materials to emergency financial assistance recipients)

Please include an activation receipt with gift card.

Facing Cancer Together Wish List
Angel Foundation’s Facing Cancer Together program provides emotional, social and psychological support for adults with cancer and their families. The education and support programs, Teen Outreach, social gatherings and support groups provide a range of opportunities for parents, caregivers, young adults, teens and children to find ways to connect, learn and grow from one another. Many of these programs use the creative arts while teaching coping skills, cancer definitions, and more. The supplies listed below are needed for the upcoming year of programming. All supplies should be new and in their original packaging.

General Supplies

  • Crayola Crayons
  • Washable Crayola Markers (Thin & Thick)
  • Crayola Coloring Pencils
  • Elmer’s Glue (Gallon Size and 4 oz. Bottles)
  • Glue Sticks (Large and Small Sizes)
  • Model Magic Packs (White)
  • Play-Doh (2 oz.)
  • Stuffed Animals (Around 14” or smaller – For use in our AngelPack program –  Kohl’s Care stuffies are the perfect size and are just $5!) *Please note: We are unable to accept donations of used stuffed animals*
  • Books (A list of titles we are looking for is available on Amazon)

Artist-Grade Materials

  • Acrylic Paints
  • Set of BioColor paints
  • Pencils
  • Drawing paper (8×10, 11×15)
  • Watercolor paper (8×10, 11×15)
  • Watercolor Pencils (Prismacolor, Faber-castell)
  • Beading supplies
  • Kid size (perler beads)
  • Teen/young adult size (glass beads)


Looking for an easy way to support Angel Foundation? Consider using one of our partner retailers next time you’re shopping!

Amazon Smile
When you use this URL to shop on Amazon, Angel Foundation will receive .5% of the purchase price – with everything that is available on Amazon, the donations can really add up! Simply log in to your regular Amazon account at and start shopping!

A. Johnson & Sons Florist, Inc.
Next time you buy flowers, consider buying from local florist A. Johnson & Sons! When you’re entering your billing information, select Angel Foundation from the drop down as your charity partner. Angel Foundation will receive a donation of 10% of your purchase price!

With a donation to Angel Foundation, you can make a difference in the lives of local adults with cancer and their families when cancer strikes. There are many opportunities to contribute — and to make a difference in many lives.

Individual Giving
There are many ways for individuals to support local adults with cancer – Tribute giving, stock gifts, and fulfilling needs on our Wish Lists.

Corporate Giving
Angel Foundation offers a variety of special event and programmatic sponsorships each year, which provide organizations with unique branding opportunities. Please contact Kathy Tolo at or (612) 627-9000 ext. 516 for additional information on sponsorship opportunities.

Workplace Giving
If your company participates in a workplace giving program, you can make monthly pre-tax contributions that can make a substantial contribution to Angel Foundation! This easy and generous way to give back makes a big difference to local families when cancer strikes.

Request a workplace giving designation form from your company and please choose Angel Foundation! As always, your monthly gift is tax-deductible. (If your company provides a United Way form, please write in Angel Foundation along with our EIN number, 41-1990883.)

Double Your Gift Through Your Employer Matching Gifts Program
Many employers will match employee donations to a charity. Check with your human resources department to see if your company offers this benefit. A matching gift will double the impact of your gift in support of local adults with cancer and their families.

Planned Giving
Make Angel Foundation a part of your lasting legacy and designate Angel as a beneficiary in your will. Consult your financial advisor or estate planning attorney when making the decision to give a legacy gift to Angel Foundation. Contact Kathy Tolo at (612) 627-9000 ext. 516 or for additional information on legacy giving options.

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