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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Education, Health

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

Programs: The ellie fund provides support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Julie76

Advisor

Rating: 5

In addition to the previous review on how The Ellie Fund impacts families, I wanted to add a few words about the charity's "back of the house" heart. The Ellie Fund and its dedicated staff are not only excellent charitable partners, but are hyperaware of how each penny could best be used making a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families. They are kind, caring and crazy smart administrators and marketers. By raising awareness about supporting families surviving breast cancer through creative high-end fundraising events, they have also heightened the profile of those who choose this cause over many others, and this specific charity as their primary nonprofit for giving in a philanthropic marketplace with many choices. I've never in my 20-year career seen such profound loyalty and love for and within an organization - whether they are "taking care" of event volunteers or making every sponsor, donor and partner feel like they are part of the family. This is a nonprofit organization that loves its staff, volunteers and supporters as well as it cares for the women who are in crisis and need support.

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jnations We are deeply touched by your kind words. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your dedication, loyalty and support. We are honored to call you our friend and colleague.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for the Ellie Fund for a few years and through volunteering I had an opportunity to interview many women, their husbands, kids, other family members and friends. There is one thing in common between each story - The Ellie Fund has saved somebody’s life. The Ellie Fund is simply amazing and makes a huge difference in the lives of many breast cancer patients and their families on a daily basis. Wish them the best!

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jnations 09/28/2012

Dmitriy, we cannot thank you enough for all the hard work and dedication you have selflessly given to us. We could not ask for a more wonderful volunteer or talented videographer. Plase know how much we appreciate you. (And thanks for the nice review too!)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These are people who care deeply about others. They are truly out to help all women who are going through their most difficult time. It's the little things that count and add up: grocery shopping, babysitting, and any other daily to-do lists that they take care of lifting some weight of already overwhelmed families.

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jnations 09/27/2012

Dina we cannot thank you enough for your continued generous support. You are a gem and we are honored to know you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the Ellie Fund hardly feels like work at all. The services they provide are so incredibly necessary and unfortunately, there are not nearly enough resources dedicated to actually helping the families, living with cancer, with their day-to-day lives. In my opinion, what the Ellie Fund does is god's work and we jump at any chance to help them with their mission. They make working with them incredibly easy, rewarding and enjoyable and we hope to be partners with them for a long time to come. The people are amazing, the mission clear and they work so hard to help people who need help the most, and in ways that are felt by the entire family...not just the person having to deal with the disease. They are nothing short of an amazing non-profit and deserve all the recognition they get for the work they do.

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jnations 09/27/2012

We cannot thank you enough for your kind words and sincere partnership. You are a dream to work with and we are honored to know you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ellie Fund is an amazing non-profit organization!! With several different forms of events and fundraising, I have had the wonderful opportunity of volunteering with my friends and family for the past 4 years. The best part about the Ellie Fund is that you can see the direct impact of your donations and efforts. You get a chance to meet some incredible women and their families and to see and hear very powerful success stories.

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jnations 09/27/2012

We are so thankful for your kind words and hours of dedication and support. Your time and effort is GREATLY appreciated by all of us!

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ellie Fund is an amazing organization that I consider myself very lucky to apart of. I have attended and volunteered at several of the great events and I am always amazed to see how much the organization has grown and how much hard work is put in.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an Ellie Fund volunteer I've had the honor to meet people who've benefitted from the Ellie Fund's services. Many of these people are now volunteers themselves... a clear sign TEF does good work. TEF has a small staff doing the work of an army. Their dedication is unmatched and sincere. Events are well-run, 1st class affairs. Volunteers are treated with respect and are truly appreciated. I consider it an honor to be involved with this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ellie Fund is an organization comprised of and supported by extremely hardworking, dedicated, and passionate people. Every Ellie Fund event is spectularly put together with careful attention paid to highlighting the people that it so fully supports.

Every event I have volunteered at or attended has been a fulfilling experience. Although I've been to many Ellie Fund events, I always leave feeling like I've just been a part of a revelatory experience for everyone involved; those that have, had, have somehow been touched by breast cancer, or those, like myself, he just want to support a wonderful cause. The Ellie Fund does an amazing job of showing just how lifechanging its support is for women with breast cancer. The comraderie of all those who choose to support the Ellie Fund is inspiring, and wonderful to feel a part of.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Colleen D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.