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

Blog
March Checks delivered
We delivered five $1,000 checks to the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Clinic for local families who have a child receiving treatment at the clinic. Since starting this program in 2019, we have donated $75,000 to 73 local families.  The social workers select the families who need the most help and that is who the checks...
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Event
CASEY’S 2020 CAR SHOW & SPRING FEST
It’s Casey’s 4th annual Car Show & Spring Fest! Join us in supporting Ellie’s Hats while enjoying FREE admission, delicious food, face painting, a bounce house, lots of cool cars and trucks, a silent auction, and more! Last year’s event brought in a record amount of over $8000.00 for Ellie’s Hats, and this year we...
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Event
Ellie's Hats 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast
We are in the process of deciding if the breakfast will be able to occur on May 2nd.   This will be our 5th Pancake Breakfast. It is an event for the entire family. Great food and fun for all. Our Pancake Breakfast is a special event where we invite the families who have a...
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Checks given
February Checks delivered
We delivered five $1,000 checks to the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Clinic for local families who have a child receiving treatment at the clinic. Since starting this program in 2019, we have donated $70,000 to 68 local families. The following comment is from a family who recently received a check: “We appreciate the $1000 gift...
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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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