More Than
Just A Hat

We founded Ellie’s Hats to brighten the day of children with cancer. Since Ellie’s Hats began six years ago, we have sent nearly 2,000 packages to children with cancer across the country.  We have donated over $200,000 to families and hospitals, in the form of checks, gift cards and other items which have a direct impact on the families.

Ellie, Her Mom and Jay on Good Morning Washington

Hear from Ellie, her mom and Jay, who were on WJLA’s Good Morning Washington Show on February 17th 2020.

Our Story

In 2013, Ellie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. By the time she entered kindergarten, she had lost most of her hair. We donated fun hats to Ellie. Now, we’ve expanded far beyond hats. Whether it’s granting a wish or supporting families in need, each day we work to make a child with cancer day a little brighter.

What We Do

Ellie’s Helps

A diagnosis can place a large financial burden on families. Ellie’s Hats helps families who have a child with cancer and is being treated at the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Clinic in Falls Church, VA.

Hero Bag Program

We donate bags containing helpful items to newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients at Inova Children’s Hospital. The items in the “Hero Bags” were recommended by the Child Life Specialists.

Grant a Wish

We work with families to learn about their child’s wish and help make it come true.

Thank You

Our generous donors help make our mission possible. Explore recent donations below.

Sponsors & Partners

Latest Updates

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Last week we delivered more “Hero Bags” to Inova Children’s Hospital! That makes over 250 bags we have delivered since started this program. These bags are filled with games, blankets, and other goodies that have been put together by our Ellie’s Hats team. We are able to continue this program because of your donations which...
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Christmas 2020
More Christmas fun today. I surprised our friend Boris with the PS 5 he wanted for Christmas. I also got to see the shoes I had sent to him and his brother for Christmas. It was so much fun seeing how happy they were, as you can see from their big smiles.
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Get Involved

There are a variety of ways you can help make a difference, from volunteering to collecting hats. See opportunities below.