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
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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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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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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Awareness
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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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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