Angel Leadership Program



The Angel Leadership Program was created to provide an opportunity for students and today’s youth to get involved in philanthropy while learning invaluable life skills.


By establishing an Angel Leadership Club at your school, you will be providing your peers the opportunity to support your community through service, volunteerism, and fundraising.


Angel Leaders will begin the process of learning what it takes to successfully create, run and manage various fundraising events while learning invaluable entrepreneurial and team building.  The ultimate goal: raise funds and awareness for children and families facing the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis in your own community. 


The Mission

Hands for Holly Memorial Fund is a 501(3)3 nonprofit that was co-founded by 14-year old Holly Wade as she battled brain cancer. Hands for Holly is dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer. Working with hospitals and cancer clinics throughout the Carolinas, we provide immediate financial assistance, access to education, navigation and planning to families before they hit critical breaking points. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at getting to the other side of cancer.  



  • Make a tangible difference in the lives of children and families battling cancer.

  • Create awareness of the financial burden of cancer and how it affects the patient, caregivers, and families in your community

  • Be a leader in your school and help peers grow as compassionate agents of social justice – both as high school students and throughout their lives.

  • Be a leader in your community and school as a role model, setting an example of empathy and compassion.

  • Develop life & business skills – entrepreneurship, financial responsibility, event planning, recruitment, volunteer management, marketing, promotions, communications, and time management.

  • Fulfill academic community service & volunteerism requirements

  • Enhance your qualifications for universities, internships, and scholarships

  • Leave a legacy club for future students



Review the

Angel Leadership Guidelines


Once you've been approved, set up your official school club


Talk to your school about setting up an official school club


Create a fundraising page to communicate & earn donations


Submit an

Angel Leadership Form


Create a plan, and start fundraising!


Angel Leadership Guidelines

  • Establish an official club within your school or community

  • Set-up a Hands for Holly school fundraising page (We can help!)

  • Create a year-long plan which would incorporate the following initiatives:

    • Create awareness for the Angels Leadership Club and Hands for Holly mission

    • Recruit members

    • Have a minimum of 1 meeting per month

    • Design & Implement 2-3 fundraisers throughout the year

  • Commit to Reporting Results for Recognition Program

  • Students are encouraged to join and contribute to these activities throughout their school years leaving a legacy club for future student

Our Commitment

Here's how we'll help you along the way

Hands for Holly will provide support for marketing, communications, fundraising, and inspiration  for our Angels Leadership Program members.

This includes:

  • Family stories & photographs to help communicate our mission and provide inspiration for your awareness and fundraising campaigns.

  • Downloadable Support:

    • Communication Toolkit:  social media tips, logos, graphic images and design support templates.

    • Fundraising Toolkit: to help learn best practices for fundraising, communication and event management.

  • Select access to Hands for Holly staff to provide support and attend local events (based on locations)

  • Engaged groups will have the opportunity to volunteer at local Hands for Holly community events

  • Annual Hands for Holly Report showing the impact of a club’s fundraising efforts on the children and families we serve. (Minimum of $5,000 raised in year)

  • Inclusion in the Angels Leadership Recognition Program.


Angel Leadership Recognition Program

Hands for Holly appreciates the importance of giving-back early in life.

Our Recognition Program recognizes the efforts of its clubs and its members.

Determined by:

Volunteer Hours, Recruitment, Passion & Initiative, Funds Raised, Years Involved


  • Letter of appreciation for all club members

  • Letter of recommendation signed by Hands for Holly’s Chief Executive Officer