The Ellie Fund

Rating: 5 stars   28 reviews

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Location: 475 Hillside Ave. Needham MA 02494 USA

Mission: The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fights breast cancer and eases its effects on patients and families. We provide critical support services free of charge to enhance quality of life including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious delivered meals.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We support more than 500 breast cancer patients and family members each year across Massachusetts.
Geographic areas served: All of Massachusetts
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EIN 04-3280390
781-449-0100
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Rating: 5 stars  

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It is an honor to work for the Ellie Fund and continue the legacy of giving that was started by Eleanor Popkin, emulated by her sons, and continued by all the volunteers, donors and friends who have been instrumental in making the organization the success that it is today.

I have been working in the non profit field for more than 20 years and this is the best organization I have had the pleasure of supporting.

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I've been honored to help us grow, working together with the most wonderful staff and volunteers to start with serving 12 families, and now providing critical support services to more than 500 breast cancer patients and family members each year.

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Raise more money so we could hire an additional staff person to help us with our fundraising. The more money we raise, the more families we can help!

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Being a breast cancer survivor, I know how important support is to help you and your family get through treatment. We are lucky in Boston to have access to extraordinary medical care, but that is only part of the story of what it takes to get you through.

The Ellie Fund support to those going through treatment is a unique and critical part of helping a patient concentrate on getting well, and for that I am profoundly grateful to support their wonderful organization.

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Being a breast cancer patient and survivor.

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I would not make any changes!

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I've just started attending and supporting these events and find the volunteers extremely dedicated.

They have a great record of providing support to those women who have this terrible disease.

In fact, a friend of mine was just diagosed with breast cancer and I referred the Ellie Fund to her. Within minutes her email was answered by Gail Fine and now she's in the process of submitting her application for transportation services.

All I can say is "Keep up the Good Work" Ladies- for you are doing a tremendous job of supporting your sisters!

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Within minutes of my friend contacting the organization she received a response and is in the process of applying to receive transporation assistance to and from radiation appts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None- Keep up the good work!

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The Ellie Fund meets a critical need in the fight against breast cancer. By providing support for patients and their families, the Ellie Fund allows these families to maintain as much "normalcy" as possible as they fight against breast cancer.
As a volunteer, I have participated in two ways in this organization:
1) Assist at the Fundraising events
2) Deliver meals to patients and their families.

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The families who have been helped by the Ellie Fund cannot say enough about what a difference it has made for them. It's the little things-the babysitting, the rides to treatments, the meals--that make such a difference.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more resources for marketing to create more awareness around the organization.

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I have been volunteering for the Ellie Fund for a few years now and I know that they truly make a huge difference in the lives of Massachusetts breast cancer patients and their families on a daily basis. Without the Ellie Fund, many families would be left to fend for themselves while undergoing chemo and radiation. The Ellie Fund fills a crucial by giving families basic support and help during this difficult time. I can't say enough about what they do and what kind of organization they run.

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The Ellie Fund provides house cleaning, warm meals, transportation to medical appointments etc. Basic services that everyone needs but can't do for themselves when they are undergoing treatment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the services to every hospital in Massachusetts.

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The Ellie Fund is truly an exceptional Non Profit Organization. They provide help to hundreds of families fighting breast cancer in Massachusetts every day. They assist with family daily activities such as transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping and home delivered healthy meals.... all free of charge, thanks to volunteers, donors, sponsors & friends.

Several times throughout the year, The Ellie Fund hosts incredible Events. OSCAR Night - Boston, is the only Oscar party in Massachusetts sanctioned by the Academy.. and truly brings Hollywood to BeanTown with style & class!! Casino Night, Fashion Shows, Princess Tea Parties and Comedy Night at the Hard Rock are just a few of the amazing affairs hosted by The Ellie Fund. If you haven't checked one out.. it's a MUST. Here is a link to their event calender:
http://elliefund.org/events/

Jeff Popkin, the Co-Founder of the Ellie Fund and Julie Nations, Director of the Ellie Fund, are two of the most admirable people you could meet. They are leaders in our community and are dedicated to making a positive and strong impact in the Fight against Breast Cancer.

The Ellie Fund, without a doubt, is a non profit organization worth getting to know.


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I have personally suggested this organization to families.

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There is not a thing I would change about The Ellie Fund... I think they should continue to ease effects on patients and families during their fight against breast cancer.

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I came to know the Ellie Fund through friends who work there. They touched so many lives in a positive way and sure enough it was a just matter of time before personal friends became benefactors of the Ellie Funds services. Friends who were diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo treatment, and had very young children to care for. The Ellie Fund helped to provide transportation, babysitting and housecleaning along with much needed meals at a time my friends could not physically do these challenging things during treatments. They since have reciprocated by helping the Ellie Fund as a thank you when they needed help. It became a wonderful caring cycle.

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seeing so many appreciative people thank those who work at the Ellie Fund.

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wish for millions of dollars to help this organization help more women in the world.

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