Entries by Jay

Glory Days Grill

Ellie’s Hats is proud to be one of Glory Days Charitable Partners. This summer Glory Days Grill has been collecting hats at many of their Northern VA restaurants, and Ellie’s Hats has been participating in the Glory Days Dining for Dollars Program to raise funds for the important work that Ellie’s hats does on a […]

“Hero Bags”

Ellie’s Hats is working with Inova Children’s Hospital. in Falls Church Virginia, to provide bags to newly admitted patients. These bags, which we  call “Hero Bags”, will have items for the patient and their parents. If you would like to donate some of the items you can visit our Amazon wishlist. If you would like […]

First “Family Dinner”

In April we held our first “Family Dinner” at Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church Virginia. The dinner was catered by Paisano’s. They provided some delicious food that the patients, families and nurses enjoyed. The feedback from the parents was very positive and we are looking forward to our second dinner, which will be May […]

Ellie’s First Haircut

Ellie’s Mom took Ellie for her first hair cut since her hair fell out. “So, this happened last night! First hair cut, other than a trim! The hair stylist commented on how many tangles her hair had (😂😂😂) but then how healthy it is. I did not let her in on the secret that her […]

Our first Pancake Breakfast

Our first Pancake Breakfast on March 5th, 2016 and it was a big success. Parents told us how much they enjoyed going to an event where children could join them. There are many people that helped to make this event so successful from volunteers to the businesses that donated items for our raffle. The raffle items […]

DVD Players for Inova Children’s

We were so glad that we were able to donate 15 DVD players to Inova Children’s Hospital for their new unit. Our good friend Holly’s comment about the DVD players. “I was soooooo excited to get these for our new unit!! And they are PURPLE!!!” Holly loves purple. Look for more posts about Ellie’s Hats […]

Inova Children’s Hospital Pizza Party 2015

Last night, Washington Redskins Pierre Garçon and Chris Baker and D.C. United Bill Hamid and Travis Worra joined Capital Restaurant Group CEO Fouad Qreitem for a special “Paisano’s Pizza Party” at the Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church. The local athletes came together to visit patients under the age of 17 with gifts and pizza […]

GMU Article 2015

When Jay Coakley began collecting hats to give to cancer kids who lost their hair to chemotherapy, he expected the initial rush of donations to quickly slow. Two years later, his charity, which by Coakley’s count has sent 10,000 hats across the country, to Europe and the Philippines, and also provides gift cards, iPads, crayons […]

Troy’s Birthday Gifts

We love to hear about young people, like Troy, who are thinking about others. From Troy’s mom “Troy has chosen the past few years to forego birthday gifts and ask for donations for charity. This year, he chose Ellie’s Hats for his charity.  He feels very strongly about organizations that raise money or provide support […]