Seated left to right: Taylor Elliott, Olivia Richardson, Claire Cotros, Gracie Vaughn, Hope Snyder, Maggie McLeod, Emme Ellzey | Standing left to right: Ali Mattox, Via Bruffett, Jules Gaddy, Olivia Staggs, McKinley Morden, Eva Allen, Micah Meghreblian, Elizabeth Ford, Caroline Shew, Ellie Bosch, Mary Claire Payne, Lanie Driver, Mary Agnes Shields, Mary Elizabeth Engskov, Emma Holloway, Sara Belle Scott, Eden McCormack, Kylee Carleson, Paris Joslin, Peyton Yee, Madeline Duch, Bethy Paladino | Not pictured: Whitney Hines
Photography by Melisa – Melisa Smock, Kim Murphy & Mandy Butler
Angels of Hope devote their time and energy to the 20th Century Club’s Lodge, supporting its mission while cultivating a spirit of volunteerism that lasts a lifetime. In addition, these high school juniors offer youthful hope and inspiration to residents of the lodge – which provides no-cost housing to cancer patients from outside Central Arkansas receiving treatment in Little Rock.
The Angels of Hope dedicate nine months to the 20th Century Club, working alongside members serving meals, playing games and visiting with patients. They also spend time volunteering at CARTI Cancer Center. Angels who complete 100 service hours receive the Service Above Self Award at the Hope Ball during the formal Angels of Hope presentation. The award was established by 20th Century Club member Deena Burnett Bailey in memory of her late husband, Tom Burnett, who died a hero Sept. 11, 2001, on United Flight 93.
Angels of Hope Chairman Amy Baden says, “These young ladies have such serving hearts and touch the lives of our patients far more than they will ever know.”