About Super Baskets of Hope

How Basket of Hope Began


Through the generosity of its donors, Basket of Hope provides gifts to children diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness. The baskets are delivered by volunteers who spend time meeting with the family. Basket of Hope customizes each basket with age appropriate toys, games, crafts, etc. for the child and siblings. Basket of Hope began in 1995 after 7-year-old Christina Brunette completed her cancer treatment at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family, thankful for her treatment and wanting  to give back, developed the Basket of Hope program working closely with Cardinal Glennon staff members.

Basket of Hope has delivered thousands of baskets across the nation. There are currently 20 participating hospitals.

Hope totes, donated by Vera Bradley, are also delivered and offered as an option for parents. They contain a Bible, journal, "Uncommon", by Tony Dungy and donated by Tony Dungy Family Foundation, uplifting music and inspirational books.

Super Baskets of Hope 2015

Super Baskets of Hope 2012

You can donate to the national project, or a participating city: