The Ellie Fund

Rating: 5 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, Cancer, Breast Cancer

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
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 04-3280390
781-449-0100
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Ellie Fund provides financial support to women in treatment for breast cancer. The mission of the Ellie Fund is unique in that they strive to support both patients and their caregivers. From grocery cards to taxi vouchers the Ellie Fund has made life significantly less stressful for many of the women with whom I work. The staff of the Ellie Fund is also very compassionate and always willing to go out of their way to help someone in need.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thanks so much for taking the time to write this nice review Julie. We greatly appreciate your partnership!

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1 person found this review helpful

As a social worker caring for breast cancer patients I have seen first hand the countless patients and families who have been helped by the Ellie Fund. It is a beautifuly run organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you so much for your generous support of the Ellie Fund! We think you're beautiful too.

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1 person found this review helpful

Ellie Fund is always available to help our patients with the challenges that beset them as they go through cancer treatment. Julie Nations, in particular, gives of herself as well.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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A million thanks for your kind words. We couldn't do it without YOU.

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Hi, My name is Laura Proctor, and I am the Patient Navigator at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates-Kenmore Oncology Department. It is my role as PN to provide any and all services for our patients undergoing treatment for various cancer related diseases. The Ellie Fund is the only local non-profit organization within the Greater Boston area that provides our breast cancer patients with incredible benefits as they are going through treatment. There are not enough words to descibe the responses that I receive when these woman and their families receive that grocery card, or gas card, and sometimes dish and deliver meals, etc.....I consider this referral based resource to be our most valued and appreciated of any others. We have become friends with the organization. They are so hands on, we feel we know them all personally. I just can't say enough. We are honored to hold our own fundraiser in October for Breast Cancer Awareness, providing The Ellie Fund with the proceeds from this event. It is simple. The Ellie Fund just keeps giving back!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Laura thanks so much for your kind words and continued generous support. We cannot thank you enough for your years of partnership and support. We are honored to work with you and call you our friend!

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The Ellie Fund is unique in that it provides support to take care of those who take care of everyone else. By supporting women and men with the day to day demands, burdens are eased and the patient can then focus on resting and healing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen women move from feeling desperate to hopeful because they have received the help they need to care For their families.

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

help The Ellie Fund raise even more funding.

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I did volunteer as a professional photographer for the Ellie Fund events. I would like to say that I had a such great experience working under the direction of Julie Nations the director of the EF; such an excellent level of coordination and at the same time, enjoying a friendly and loving environment.

Now I produce a yearly fund raising event and I am looking forward to working together and support the Ellie Fund cause.

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experiencing the enthusiasm and commitment of the followers and supporters.

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

hope for more people to become aware of the EF cause.

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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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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.

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

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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