More Than
Just A Hat

We founded Ellie’s Hats to brighten the day of children with cancer. Since Ellie’s Hats began five years ago, we have sent nearly 1,900 packages to children with cancer across the country.  We have donated over $188,000 to families and hospitals, in the form of checks, gift cards and other items which have a direct impact on the families.

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

Briar Woods "Go Gold 4 Kids" game
This past Friday Briarwood’s High School had a “Go Gold 4 Kids” basketball game against Woodgrove. It was a really nice night and it looks like it might be a annual event The players on both teams came out for warm-ups wearing the t shirts we had made for them. The Varsity Club sold t...
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Checks given
January donation
Today we went to the Pediatrics Specialist of Virginia Clinic, at Inova, to deliver the first five $1,000 checks of the year. The five checks will be given to local families who have a child with cancer. Since starting this program in 2019 Ellie’s Hats has donated sixty five $1,000 checks. This program is made...
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Hat Drive for Maya
This is such a nice story that CBS 6 in Richmond did about our friend Maya’s mom and her efforts to donate hats in her memory. Melissa collected over 300 hats which will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.  
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Checks given
Helping Families in 2019
Yesterday we donated ten $1,000 checks to local families who have a child with cancer. Since beginning this program this year we have given sixty families a $1,000 check. The hats and other things we donate to children help to brighten their day and is big part of what we do. Our goal at Ellie’s...
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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.

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