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Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. The American Cancer Society’s McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge in Greenville offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may not be in their home community. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better. The Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. 

The McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge is named after two very special Doctors:  Dr. William McConnell and his wife Dr. Mary Raab-McConnell. This couple is loved and respected throughout the region and have devoted much of their lives to the fight against cancer. It is the only Hope Lodge in North Carolina. 

Thank you for your interest in Hope Lodge. It is exciting to hear you would like to partner with us to serve the guests who call HOPE LODGE home while they are in Greenville, NC getting the treatment they need to battle cancer. We have several options for individuals and groups to volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Daily…Front Desk Receptionist … answer the phone, take messages, greet the guests & visitors.  Light Housekeeping … dusting, sanitizing, organizing.

Weekdays … Monday through Thursday . . . If you would like to have an opportunity to interact with the guests, you might:  

8:00am sponsor a breakfast bar (something as simple as milk and pastries or fruit and yogurt smoothies or as elaborate as bacon and eggs or sausage and pancakes).  Toasty Tuesday (you bring/fix French Toast/syrup/milk/juice for our guests) or Waffle Wednesday (you bring/fix waffles/syrup/milk/juice for our guests)

12:00 noon donate a savory pot of soup or chili for our guests to enjoy for lunch.  Sponsor a Pasta Bar (2 or three pastas/sauces) or Chili Bar (a crock pot of your best Chili plus topping choices of cheese, sour cream, corn chips, and diced onions)

4:00pm Bring an afternoon treat … Tea and Biscuits (i.e. cookies), set out an Ice Cream Sunday Bar, or mix up a big batch of Mock-Tails with delicious juices and fruits.

5:30pm Music or Arts and Crafts.

6:30pm Bring/Cook and serve dinner to our guests (salad/veggie tray, main entre, sides, dessert & drinks)

7:00pm Sponsor and facilitate a game of BINGO. ($20 = 20 prizes at Dollar Tree)

Saturdays . . .1-3pm, Light housekeeping/sanitizing.

Sundays . . . 1-3pm, Come use our spacious kitchens to prepare treats for our guest to enjoy throughout the week.  (Or bake them at your home and drop them off Monday mornings)

Donation Drive for HOPE Lodge Wish List … Have a donation drive to collect any of the items on our wish list. We use disinfectant wipes, paper towels, facial and toilet tissue every day.

Our home has the same needs as yours … just multiplied by 20.

If any of these activities interest, you … just give me a call and we’ll get you set up on the calendar. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you for helping HOPE burn brightly!

Katrina Combs

Hope Lodge Manager
South Atlantic Division
American Cancer Society
McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge
930 A Wellness Drive
Greenville, NC 27834



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The American Cancer Society McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated in the Greenville area.




930-A Wellness Dr.



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North Carolina



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Katrina Combs

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