2016 Impact

Ellie’s Hats does more than send hats to children battling cancer. In 2016 we started two new programs at Inova Children’s Hospital. The “Hero Bag” program and monthly dinners for the patients and families in the hospital. With your support we plan to continue to look for ways to help support families who have a child battling cancer in 2017. Would you like to be a part of this? Send an email to jay@ellieshats.org. #morethanjustahat Inova Children’s Hospital

Hockey Fights Cancer 2016

We were very grateful to have been a part of the Washington Capitals Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign again this year. As part of the campaign Leidos donated 400 awesome Capitals hats to us. These hats will bring joy to many children who are battling cancer. #nhl#capsfightcancer #hockeyfightscancer #morethanjustahat 

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“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 to sponsor some of the “Hero Bags” email us. jay@ellieshats.org. The cost of each bag is $100. If you would like to sponsor 5 or more we would include a note letting the family know who sponsored their bag.

The first bag given out.

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Donation to Inova Children’s Hospital

We were very excited to donate $10,000 to Inova Children’s Hospital. Visit the Inova Children’s to see pictures and read about the donation.

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 doing more for children battling cancer and supporting their families. We will also do more to help locations, like Inova Children’s, that treat pediatric cancer patients.

“The more support we receive the more support they receive.”

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More hats to CHDK

CHDK_1000Delivered some more spring /summer hats to the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, in Norfolk. I had the opportunity to talk to one of the nurses, who is a cancer survivor. She was so excited to receive the hats and told me how much the children love getting them.

Jim Haiz

Jim was a very close friend of my mothers. He was very supportive of Ellie’s Hats and was always looking for ways to help. He even had the Family Magazine send an email out to their subscribers to let them know about Ellie’s Hats. You might think that this would be a odd place to be posting an obituary but I am think that after you have read it you will see why I posted it.

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James W. Haiz, age 76, of Cicero Illinois, passed away peacefully with family by his side on June 26, 2014. James was the only child of Anne and James “Mud” Haiz. He is survived by his children; Patrick, Brian, Kevin and Amie Haiz. He is also survived by his long-time partner Bernice Coakley. He deeply loved his grandchildren who survive him; Sylvie Wilson, Isabella Haiz, Gabriella Haiz, Ozzie Wilson and Jackson Haiz. James was proud of his Italian heritage and was a well-known sports enthusiast. He played baseball for Morton High School and Lake Forest College. He also greatly enjoyed his weekly spinning class at the YMCA. James prided himself on being a good salesman and believed he could sell anybody anything. James was a big personality who lived life fully. He enjoyed many strong relationships and will be missed greatly by not only his family but numerous long-time friends and colleagues as well. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made in memory of James to Ellie’s Hats (ellieshats.org) or charity of choice.

Hats from the Orioles

Today we received 130 hats from the Baltimore Orioles. This is by far the largest number of hats that we have received from any professional sports team and we are very thankful for their generosity. This all came about because of one of our supporters, Kristen, who reached out to someone that she knew had a connection with the Orioles organization.

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The NFL has sent some hats

We are very excited that the NFL has sent Ellie’s Hats some hats to give to the children.

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