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  

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My daughter, Tara Griffith, was struck with Breast Cancer in April 2010. I was living in North Carolina at the time (I have subsequently moved back to the Boston area) and the long distance service that I could provide was minimal at best. Tara told me how the Ellie Fund contacted her directly and offered their services of help to her. It was beyond anything I had ever seen before in a non-profit. The fact that the Ellie Fund is providing much needed care to cancer patients on such a generous level caused an interest in me. I have been thru Taras treatments when I was able and saw how hard it can be to manage cancer and life. The balancing act required to sustain a sense of normality is beyond what could be understood outside this cancer arena. I was moved when I saw how the Ellie Fund, and its fund-raisers, sacrificially devoted themselves to be not only a help...but a true Blessing. It is an organization that doesn't just issue a balance sheet at the end of the year; but, an organization that has faces....faces of people actually served. Worthy Worthy Worthy cause to commit to and support. Thank You all.

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Seeing my own daughter benefit from their generous and much needed program.

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

take more responsibility to help them. The only change to be made is for people to understand the impact the Ellie Fund has and rally to support and donate.

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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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