Peter M. Wege Guest House—
Grand Rapids, MI

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129 Jefferson Ave. SE , Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Phone: 616-551-4000Fax: 616-551-4060

Support Us

The Hope Lodge, Peter M. Wege Guest House enjoys overwhelming support from the community. The American Cancer Society extends a special thanks to the following clubs, businesses, and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the Hope Lodge through their generosity since its opening in February 2008.

Wish List Items

Guest Kitchen

  • Non-perishable Foods (single-serving size)
  • Paper towels
  • Foil, plastic wrap, storage bags
  • Liquid Cascade automatic dishwasher detergent
  • Casserole dishes (oven, microwave, dishwasher safe)

Guest Rooms

  • Soaps and shampoo (sample size)

Guest Living Rooms

  • Magazine subscriptions

Guest Laundry

  • Laundry detergent: liquid, perfume free/hypoallergenic and HE (high-efficiency) compatible
  • Dryer sheets (perfume free/hypoallergenic)
  • Oxi-Clean

Guest Use

  • Grocery gift cards (Family Fare & Meijer)
  • Restaurant gift certificates within walking distance
  • DVDs

If you have questions about items listed on the Wish List or other ways to help support the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, Peter M. Wege Guest House, please feel free to contact the Hope Lodge at 616-551-4000. Thank you!

Donors/Local Supporters

Thanks are in order to the many people, organizations, hospitals, and friends who make the operation of Hope Lodge possible. Without their support, we would not be able to provide such a meaningful impact in the fight against cancer. If you are interested in supporting us or becoming a donor with your organization, group or business please call the Manager at 616-551-4000.    

Thanks to the generosity of West Michigan’s philanthropic community, the Hope Lodge opened February 3, 2008, and has been serving patients from all across Michigan and beyond ever since.

Following a successful capital campaign that raised more than $6.8 million towards the construction of the Hope Lodge, the American Cancer Society Great Lakes Division is now embarking on an endowment campaign to support operating expenses and provide financial security for the future of the Lodge.


Volunteering for the American Cancer Society means you have an opportunity to save lives and fulfill your own. When you volunteer, you can: 

  • Make a meaningful difference in your community
  • Help cancer patients and their families
  • Have flexible options and opportunities that fit your schedule
  • Build relationships and networks that last a lifetime
  • Learn and grow personally and professionally
  • Involve your family and friends

Individual Opportunities

  • Special projects (data entry, special projects, speakers' bureau, etc.)
  • Front desk and receptionist assistance
  • Planning a patient/guest activities
  • Assisting in maintenance of building: cleaning of kitchen, common areas, etc.

Group Opportunities

  • Prepare dinner for patients/guests during the week – Taco Bar, Bar-B-Que, Soup Night, etc.
  • Group clean-up on the weekend, give the Lodge a real "spring cleaning"
  • Game or Movie night for patients/guests.

If you would like to volunteer at the Peter M Wege Guest House, Grand Rapids Hope Lodge please contact the Hope Lodge at 616-551-4000.

Being a Hope Lodge guest is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of the American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation.