Making a Difference
At Ellie’s Hats, we strive to make a tangible impact on families’ lives nationwide. It started with a hat, but it’s reached further than we could ever imagine. Find out what we’ve done, and why we do it.
We’ve helped families across 48 states
Ellie diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Ellie‘s PE teacher (and Ellie’s Hats Founder), Jay Coakley, noticed how much she liked wearing fun hats and sent her some for Christmas
Ellie’s Hats is Founded
Jay Coakley founds Ellie’s Hats after donating hats to his student Ellie, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013.
Sent more than 1800 packages
Since 2014, Ellie’s Hats has donated more than 1800 packages to children around the country
Focus on Mid-Atlantic States
Ellie’s Hats shifts focus to making a more tangible impact in Mid-Atlantic States
October 24, 2020
"More Than just a hat"
A while back Keren and Keily’s mother asked me if I knew of someone who could install a bathroom on their main level. Keren was about to have rotationplasty surgery on her leg and it would be difficult for her to go up and downstairs. I put a post up on this page and within...
October 24, 2020
Since Ellie’s Hats began we have been working with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia to do what we can to help families who have a child with cancer. Click here to see the video
August 13, 2019
200 Newly Diagnosed Pediatric Cancer Patients Get “Hero Bags” to Help Them Fight Back
So often, a pediatric cancer diagnosis leaves kids and their families feeling shocked, shattered and alone. Partnering with Inova, we’ve donated over 200 “Hero Bags” to newly diagnosed kids that are filled with items to help and support them and their families. These Hero Bags were put together with thoughtfulness and care by the Child...
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