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

Impact Stories
"More Than just a hat"
A while back Keren and Keily’s mother asked me if I knew of someone who could install a bathroom on their main level. Keren was about to have rotationplasty surgery on her leg and it would be difficult for her to go up and downstairs. I put a post up on this page and within...
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Checks given
Helping Families
Since Ellie’s Hats began we have been working with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia to do what we can to help families who have a child with cancer.     Click here to see the video        
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Ellie’s Hats Donates $100,000 to Families Since Launching 2019 Initiative
Wednesday, July 29 (South Riding, VA) – Ellie’s Hats, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families, announced today that the organization reached a $100,000 donation milestone since launching an initiative with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV). Beginning in 2019, Ellie’s Hats and PSV partnered to help families throughout the DMV...
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April Checks Delivered
Even though we are under Stay at Home Orders it was important that we deliver the checks for April. These families have a difficult time even under normal circumstances and we are far from that. This months checks brings the total amount of checks donated to eighty which is $80,000. It was nice to hear...
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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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