Our Services

Let It Shine!

In honor of Ellie Blaine, we continue to LET our LIGHT SHINE as we support and encourage local families during crisis.

We focus on assisting families facing cancer and other illnesses, support through clothing and food for foster care families, and a helping hand for families who have suffered a traumatic life event like a  house fire.  Ellie’s Elves has a number of programs designed to help local families in crisis. 

Please Note:
Any person requesting help from Ellie’s Elves must fill out a “Release Of Information” (ROI).   Once you have completed and submitted the online ROI form, please look for an email from Portant to sign the document electronically.  This electronic signature is necessary to complete the process.  If you don’t see an email from Portant in your inbox, check your spam folder.

General Services

If you or a family member are in crisis, but you are not sure if you qualify or which program fits your need, then reach out to us and one of our Elves will help guide you through this process.  

Elves Donation Closet

We collect clothing and shoes for all ages, housewares, toiletries and other necessities throughout the year to assist local families who have suffered a traumatic life event like a house fire.

Ellie's Toy Closet

We collect new toys, electronics, and books for pediatric patients receiving care in a medical facility throughout the year.

Gift Card Fundraiser

By participating in our Gift Card Fundraiser, you will increase your impact by purchasing gift cards to pay for every day items.

Holiday Assistance

With the help of our generous donors and volunteers, we provide winter clothes, shoes, socks, pajamas, toys, and so much more to brighten the holiday season for a family.

Meal Train

We organize meal trains for families who are struggling or facing an unforseen life challenge.

What We Do

We are here to support the individual in crisis as well as the entire family. We lend a hand where we can to raise money to cover medical expenses or for reasearch relating to a specific cause. Other times relieving the family of household chores or providing meals to allow them to spend more precious time together.

We Help Locals

We assist local families facing cancer and other illnesses.

We Lend A Hand

We lend a helping hand for families who have experienced a traumatic life event.

We Foster Hope

We rally around local families in crisis to bring joy and hope to individuals who are suffering from cancer, shine a light on local families during their darkest hours.

We Support

We support locals through clothing and food for foster care families.

We Provide Food

We organize meal trains for families who are struggling or facing an unforeseen life challenges.

We Pray

We believe in the Power of Prayer.  Ellie’s Elves’ Prayer Warriors answer the call to lift up locals in prayer for healing, comfort, or whatever the need may be.

Elves Donation Closet

We collect clothing and shoes for all ages, housewares, toiletries, and other necessities throughout the year.

For All Donations, Please Note:

  • Donations from a NON-SMOKING home
  • Clothing, Housewares, Food Accepted
  • It’s greatly appreciated if clean clothing donations are separated by size and gender, as it helps us get items out more efficiently to families in need.

Pick Up Location & Drop Off Location

Do you have clothes you would like to donate?

ellie's elves collects clothing, housewares, food, and more!

Ellie's Toy Closet

We collect new toys, electronics, and books throughout the year for families in crisis.

For All Donations, Please Note:

  • Donations from a NON-SMOKING home
  • New Toys, Electronics, and Books Accepted
  • No Stuffed Animals Please 

Pick Up Location & Drop Off Location

Donations to the Ellie’s Toy Closet are especially important at Christmas. View the Christmas Care To Share Program to discover the many ways to participate.

Do you have toys you would like to donate?

ellie's elves collects toys, Electronics, and books!

Gift Card Fundraiser

Increase your impact and benefit your community in countless ways.

By participating in our Gift Card Fundraiser  using RaiseRight, you will increase your impact, and benefit your community in countless ways.  You purchase a gift card at face value to give as a gift or for yourself to pay for groceries, gas, restaurants,  entertainment, and so much more!  Ellie’s Elves receives up to 20% of the value of the card, at no additional cost to you.  

  • To Sign up, visit Raiseright.com
  • Enter the following Enrollment Code # EJYFNNQG8G9I  (the easiest way to do so is to copy and paste).
  • Once on the site, buy a gift card (select from 750+ popular brands) at face value and Ellie’s Elves receives a percentage of the price.
  • Select an eGift card (available immediately), physical gift cards (a small shipping fee will be applied to mail it to your home address), and reloadable gift cards.
  • You select the brand, delivery method, you receive the value of the card, and Ellie’s Elves earnings up to 20%.  The brands pay the percentage, so no extra money comes out of your pocket.  There is no limit to Ellie’s Elves’ earning potential.

Gift Card Fundraiser with RaiseRight

Find out how you can increase your impact

Christmas Care To Share

Christmas Care To Share Program is a holiday assistance programs for qualifying families.

With the help of our generous donors and volunteers, we provide winter clothes, shoes, socks, pajamas, toys, and so much more to brighten the holiday season for a family who has recently suffered an unforeseen crisis (medical, house fire, emergency foster care placement, etc.).  There are several ways to participate in this program and sponsor a family:

  • Ellie’s Elves’ Trees will be placed at various locations throughout the community.  Elf tags will decorate the tree.  Anonymous donors adopt these elf tags.  Consider participating and taking a few more elf tags off the tree so that the lights might seem a little brighter come Christmas morning for  a local family in crisis. 
  • Select one of the qualifying families to view their online ‘wish list’ registry.  The number of items you select is up to you.  Selecting an item removes it from the list of items the family requested or ‘wished’ for.
  • Toy Drive offers an opportunity for any new & UNwrapped toy to be dropped off at our office.
  • Don’t like to shop, not a problem.  With monetary donations, our Elves will take care of the shopping for you.  Our Elves will use your donation to grant elf wishes or select an item from the qualifying families’s wish list.

To Learn More about the Christmas Care To Share Program, Who Is Eligible, Requirements, and the Forms To Be Completed, view the Christmas Care To Share Program page.

Christmas Care To Share Program

Shine light to brighten the holiday season for a family in crisis

Meal Trains

Helping with meals for local families facing a recent crisis.

Many times when a family is in crisis, simply providing a meal can be a great relief to the family.  What would it mean to not have to think about what to fix for supper or schedule a time to order, pick up, and put away groceries, when you don’t even have time or the energy for that matter to deal with the crisis you find yourself in.  Meal Trains are organized to support families by covering multiple meals as opposed to a friend or family member taking them just one meal.  Meals can be homemade, store bought, delivered from restaurants, or gift cards for local restaurants may also be purchased on the link provided for each family.  Monetary donations can also be sent to each family via their Meals For Families In Crisis link below.  

Meal Train Families

Check out the links below for the families we are currently helping.  Once you select a family, be sure to observe the  “Recipient Information”  (select the button or scroll further down the page) which contains additional information for the dropoff location, any food allergies or dietary restrictions, and ways to contact us with questions.  Other information displayed will relate to the number of people the meals will be for, least favorite meals, and special instructions.

How To Participate

  • Select a family using their Meals For Families in Crisis link above.
  • Please read the recipient information carefully as it includes important details like the drop-off location, any food allergies or dietary restrictions, the number of people the meal will be for, and other special instructions.
  • Volunteer for one of the dates available on the meals calendar.
  • For homemade, store bought, or meals delivered from a restaurant, please provide a detailed description of the meal being provided (i.e. creamy italian chicken, rice, green beans, chocolate banana muffin).
  • For a grocery store delivery, please provide a detailed description of the items being provided (i.e. sandwich meats, bread, salad fixings, frozen chicken tenders, frozen waffles).
  • For digital gift cards, please include the name of the business, so the recipient will know to look into the spam folder if it doesn’t show up immediately in the inbox.
  • Digital gift cards can be for restaurants (see “Favorite Restaurants” ) or grocery story (see “Special Instructions”) under Recipient Information.
  • If you don’t know which restaurant or grocery store to select, consider purchasing a digital gift card for an online food ordering and delivery service like doordash (for restaurants) or for an online grocery ordering and delivery service like instacart (for grocery stores) which will allow the recipient to select their preferred restaurant or grocery store.  With the doordash and instacart (or similar service), the restaurant meal or grocery store items can be delivered directly to the recipient.
  • For digital gift cards, consider using our gift card fundraiser with RaiseRight.  You can purchase an eGift Card (digital gift card) and email it to the recipient (family).  You only pay the value of the card, the family will get a meal paid for, while you are supporting our mission and your community benefits in countless ways.  Ellie’s Elves receives up to 20% of the value of the card, at no additional cost to you.  
  • Go to RaiseRight, purchase a digital gift card, and email the eGift Card to the recipient (if available) or to Ellie’s Elves and we will  ensure the family receives it.
  • For monetary donations, add the value you wish to donate next to “Add a donation for Ellie’s Elves.”  Be sure to select an available date on the meals calendar.
  • If you prefer to donate money to be used towards meals, but you don’t want to bother with the meals calendar, use the “Donate To The Family” button to send a donation and Ellie’s Elves will make sure these funds are used for one of the available dates on the calendar.

These families appreciate all YOUR support!  Ellie’s Elves also appreciates every meal delivered and all money donated towards meals.  Your generosity allows us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of locals in our community.  Thank you!

How To Participate

  • Select a family using their Meals For Families in Crisis link above.
  • Please read the recipient information carefully as it includes important details like the drop-off location, any food allergies or dietary restrictions, the number of people the meal will be for, and other special instructions.
  • Volunteer for one of the dates available on the meals calendar.
  • For homemade, store bought, or meals delivered from a restaurant, please provide a detailed description of the meal being provided (i.e. creamy italian chicken, rice, green beans, chocolate banana muffin).
  • For digital gift cards, please include the name of the business, so the recipient will know to look into the spam folder if it doesn’t show up immediately in the inbox.
  • Digital gift cards can be for restaurants (see “Favorite Restaurants” ) or grocery story (see “Special Instructions”) under Recipient Information.
  • If you don’t know which restaurant or grocery store to select, consider purchasing a digital gift card for an online food ordering and delivery service like doordash (for restaurants) or for an online grocery ordering and delivery service like instacart (for grocery stores) which will allows the recipient to select their preferred restaurant or grocery store.  With the doordash and instacart (or similar service), the restaurant meal or grocery store items can be delivered directly to the recipient.
  • For digital gift cards, consider using our gift card fundraiser with RaiseRight.  You purchase an eGift Card (digital gift card) and email it to the recipient (family).  You only pay the value of the card, the family will get a meal paid for, while you are supporting our mission and your community benefits in countless ways.  Ellie’s Elves receives up to 20% of the value of the card, at no additional cost to you.  
  • Go to RaiseRight, purchase a digital gift card, and email the eGift Card to the recipient (if available) or to Ellie’s Elves and we will  ensure the family receives it.
  • For monetary donations, add the value you wish to donate next to “Add a donation for Ellie’s Elves.”  Be sure to select an available date on the meals calendar.
  • If you prefer to donate money to be used towards meals, but you don’t want to bother with the meals calendar, use the “Donate To The Family” button to send a donation and Ellie’s Elves will make sure these funds are used for one of the available dates on the calendar.

These families appreciate all YOUR support!  Ellie’s Elves also appreciates every meal delivered and all money donated towards meals.  Your generosity allows us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of locals in our community.  Thank you!

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Release Of Information

Required For All Individuals & Families Being Considered

Each family being considered for one of Ellie’s Elves’ Service Programs is required to complete a Release Of Information (ROI) Form.  Once you have completed and submitted the online ROI form, please look for an email from Portant to sign the document electronically.  This electronic signature is necessary to complete the process.  If you don’t see an email from Portant in your inbox, check your spam folder.

Submit completed forms to LetItShineVa@gmail.com (if you print out and complete the PDF Version of the Application or PDF Formulario Imprimible – En Espanol) OR submit your form through the online submission form below.

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