Support for mastectomy patients

A very personal outreach that can make a difference right away. We provide information and supplies to aid recovery, and also provide a resource for surgeons and nurses to improve communication with patients about the challenges of major surgery.

Group of women showing support for breast cancer

Make a Donation

Consider making a monetary donation or an item from our wish list.

Offering Women

Practical guidance and essential supplies to aid in their recovery.

For Caregivers

Information to help navigate a loved one through pre-surgical turmoil and the challenges of homecoming.

Surgeons & Nurses

A valuable tool to help prepare patients for major surgery.

Make a Donation

We can always use help with supplies for the Necessities Bag. Please consider making a monetary donation or donate a few items from our wish list below.

  • 3-pack men’s 100% cotton, sleeveless, undershirts size Large(A-shirt)
  • Cottonelle or Scott pre-moistened flushable wipes
  • Individual rolls of Life Savers – assorted fruit
  • Blank Note Cards – large and pretty (for recipients to write to us)
  • First Class Stamps
  • Soft cotton fabric to make small “comfort pillows”
  • Grosgrain ribbon –1”
  • Zip lock baggies – quart and gallon size
  • Lip Balm

Each bag costs $50 if you wish to donate a complete basket. You can request that the basket go to a special person or in memorial of someone special.

Send donations to:

Hope in a Handbag, Inc
P.O. Box 5175
Fort Wayne, IN 46895

Contact: Kristina Alderdice
E-mail: hopeinahandbag@yahoo.com

Hospitals:
Parkview Health Network
Lutheran Health Network