“More than just a hat”

You may not know Ellie’s Hats does more than send hats to children battling cancer. With the help of Casey’s Automotive we were able to give out 22 $200 checks to some of the families we have met. We know that having a child with a life threatening illness can be very costly so we hope the checks will help.

Ellie

Tyler

Tyler

Tara

Parker

MEg

Jack

Isla

Iliana

Gabe

Dylan and Tyler

Checks on the way

Ben

Abby

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

More than just a hat

When Ellie’s Hats first started we added the tag line “more than just a hat” with the thought that the hat was more than just a hat to the child that received it. The hat was something special for them to wear and it also showed the family that people cared. Now that Ellie’s Hats has grown the tag line has taken on a another meaning in that we are doing more than sending hats to children battling cancer. We are sending gift cards for the children as well as the families to help ease some of the financial burden that goes with having a child with cancer. This post is about what can be done with the help of generous friends that want to help, and it illustrates that we are really doing more than just giving hats.

Alex is an 11 yr old boy that has been battling cancer for over 5 years. His family recently moved into a home that had a small area where the basketball hoop was placed. There were 2 problems with that area. You can see that it was made of slate, which is not good for a wheelchair, and it was next to a hill so the ball would roll down the hill and Alex was unable to get it. A very generous general contractor, Jose of JK General Contractor, donated his time and material to transform the area into a place where Alex and his brother go out and play.

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