Ellie’s Hats Donates $100,000 to Families Since Launching 2019 Initiative

Wednesday, July 29 (South Riding, VA) – Ellie’s Hats, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families, announced today that the organization reached a $100,000 donation milestone since launching an initiative with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV). Beginning in 2019, Ellie’s Hats and PSV partnered to help families throughout the DMV region impacted by childhood cancer. Each month, PSV identified five local families in need of financial support and with the help of Ellie’s Hats were able to deliver a $1,000 donation to each family. On Wednesday, July 29th 2020, Ellie’s Hats delivered five checks, pushing the organization to the $100,000 total donations milestone.  


“As Ellie’s Hats has grown, we have been fortunate enough to receive generous donations from our community. These donations have enabled us to continue our mission of helping families who are struggling financially. More than anything, this event is a reflection of what is possible when we all come together to support a greater cause.” – Jay Coakley (Founder, Ellie’s Hats) 


“Ellie’s Hats keeps our kids and their families covered, from the hats on their heads to the financial support in their homes. We are appreciative to have their support,” said Dr. Christopher Lawlor, PSV Philanthropy Chair and Medical Director of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.  “Ellie’s Hats understands the financial impact childhood cancer can have on families. They are always there with support.”

About Ellie’s Hats

Founded in 2014, Ellie’s Hats is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization providing financial support and more to children with cancer and their families, with a focus on those in the Mid-Atlantic States. Ellie’s Hats specializes in donating hats and other items, making financial contributions, and fulfilling ‘Grant a Wish’ opportunities for children with cancer. Learn more about Ellie’s Hats at ellieshats.org.

About the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) was collaboratively created by Children’s National Hospital and Inova Health System in 2013 as a pediatric specialty group dedicated to caring for the needs of children in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. Its mission is to provide superb pediatric specialty care through clinical excellence, innovation, education, research and family-centered care. As a medical group practice with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, our specialists care for children during hospital stays at Children’s National and Inova Children’s Hospital and throughout their childhood on an ongoing, outpatient basis. Many are recognized as “Top Docs” by The Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine, and have appeared in U.S. News & World Report as leading experts in their fields. For more information about PSV, please visit: www.psvcare.org.