Ellie Mitchell started her volunteer work with her grandmother, Sandy Stanley, when she was just 13 years old. The now high school senior has been volunteering for Children’s Cancer Partners (CCP) for over four years. Ellie’s passion has grown from small office volunteer jobs to taking over projects. Most recently, Ellie spearheaded our “Christmas Corner” at both Spartanburg and Durham Holiday Spectaculars. She made our children, their parents, and their siblings feel like they were having a boutique experience. Ellie gathered knitted hats, blankets, and scarves for our families to choose from. She also enlisted a couple of her friends to help her wrap each of these items upon request of our families. She also commits her time to sending our bereaved families a card on the anniversary of their child’s passing. This is a special project that means so much to our families.
Ellie has volunteered at our family program events, Camp Victory and Camp Rachel, as well as our fundraising events, Burger Cook-Off and Docs Who Rock for several years. “Ellie is truly one of a kind. Her selfless heart and warm personality make her a joy to be around,” states Kim Melick, Director of Operations. “We are grateful for Ellie’s tireless dedication to our children and can’t wait to see all she will accomplish in the future.” Thank you Ellie for everything you do for our children!