Bringing Good People Together For A Great Cause 

Our Community Helps us Make the Mattie Miracles Happen

  • Community support and volunteers are the life blood of Mattie Miracle.  Without your support, time, and devotion to our cause we would be unable to operate and keep the miracles happening for many children with cancer and their families. 

  • Mattie Miracle sponsors a free snack and item cart at both Children's Hospital at Sinai (Baltimore, MD) and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, DC) that rotates around the pediatric inpatient units three times a week.  This cart offers families of patients snacks (both nutritious and treats) and toiletry items that are needed for day to day existence in the hospital.

  • In-patient families look forward to seeing the snack & item cart and greet the cart with excitement, appreciation, and thanks.  When living in a hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week and caring for a child who is ill, receiving such items can feel like a gift.

Click on the Candy Drive Video to see the incredible energy our community brings to our Annual Post Halloween Candy Drive.

Consider joining the fun and becoming a part of our team to make the Miracles happen.



  • Through the years our November Candy and April Item Drives just keep on growing!

We are grateful to all our candy collectors, sorters, and school and community groups who help us with our Annual Drives!!!  Your service and commitment to Mattie Miracle are deeply appreciated.






Our Lead Community Organizers


Peggy Elkind, Ann Henshaw, Tina Lytle,

Jane Pisano, & Ali Sharkey Goldwater



Our Bulk Candy Collectors & Sorters

Kristina Aberg, Rana Alarapon, Amalia Alexander, Kelsey Bachman, Emma Bacarra, Minna Bacarra, Claire Bartick, Karen Beckhorn, Catherine Canterbury, Sara Catherine Canterbury, Lisa Harper Chang, Anna Clark, Nora Clark, Sonja Clark, Campbell Cooper, Debra Cope, Julie D'Attoma, Sylvia Hevesi Day, Gabrielle Delgado, Anaiis Dellaria, Benedicte Dellaria, Abby Doane, Emily Doane, Mary Doane, 

Mike Doane, Julia Doggett, Suzanne Doggett,  Elizabeth Emery, Jennifer Englehardt, Claire Fergusson, Rebecca Fisk, Lisa McCorvie Frye, Dawnee Giammittorio, Sadie Gidner, Scott Gold, Charlotte Goldwater, Eric Goldwater, Grayson Goldwater, Parker Goldwater, Ellzabeth Haley, Ted Haley, Vivian Haley, Brendy Hantzes, Deb Hay, Elena Hebert, Abbie Henshaw, Bob Henshaw, Cassandra Hostetler, Riley Howard, Alysa Johnson, Margy Jost, Eva Katcher, Debbie Keefe, Eliza Keefe, Julia Keefe, Tim Keefe, Kathleen King, Karin Larson, Annie Lau-KilbyKatie Lewis, Emma Manalo, Minna Manalo, Carolyn McFadden, Ellie McFadden, Gavin McFadden, Allison Merten, Carly Meyer, Izumi Miyazaki, Erin Morrissey-Lauer,  Ben Moto, Kevin Moto, Devin Nemirow, Heather Nemirow, Maeve O'Connor, Deana O'Hara, Katie Osinski, Michelle Osinski, Susan Hiddleston Oswald, Alex Oswald, Cate Oswald, Katie Padgett, Maija Paegle, Beth Parker, Dawn Patrick, Cecile Phillips, Jake Pisano, Nancy Pisano, Gisbelt Polanco, Aida Rhilinger, James Rhilinger, Michelle Rief, Kathryn Riggs, Betsy Rogers,  Lana Sonoda, Amy Sosin, Suzanne Sousa, Andrew Sparrow, Jude Sparrow, Kate Sparrow, Luke Sparrow, Mac Sparrow, Jennifer Spiegal, Christy Stults, Carey Sullivan, Laurie Sweet, Victoria Tillson, Marisa Tordella, Christine Thayer, Grace Thayer, Clare Van der Horst, Maria Van Horn, Melissa Weinstock, Krista Weymouth, and Sally Diaz-Wells. 


School Supporters

All God's Children Preschool, Alexandria, VA

Arlington Science Focus School, Arlington, VA

Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool, Arlington, VA

Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

Beltsville Academy, Beltsville, MD

Bishop Ireton, Alexandria, VA

Blessed Sacrament School, Alexandria, VA

Cashell Elementary, Olney, MD

Community Preschool of the Palisades, Washington, DC

Discovery Elementary School, Arlington, VA

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, Alexandria, VA

Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA

Fairlington Preschool, Alexandria, VA

Faith Lutheran Preschool, Arlington, VA

Flint Hill Elementary School, Vienna, VA

George Mason Elementary School, Alexandria, VA

Glen Haven Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD

Harbor School, Bethesda, MD

Ideaventions Academy, Reston, VA

Lab School of Washington DC

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, Alexandria, VA

McKinley Elementary School - Brownie Troop 555, Arlington, VA

Orange Hunt Elementary School, Springfield, VA

The Nativity School, Burke, VA

The River School, Washington, DC

Sleepy Hollow Preschool, Annandale, VA

St. Columba's Nursery School, DC

St. Joseph School, Herndon, VA

St. Mary's Catholic School, Alexandria, VA

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Alexandria, VA

Takoma Children's School, Washington, DC

TC Williams High School, Alexandria, VA

Washington Street UMC Preschool, Alexandria, VA

Westminster School, Annandale, VA

Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA


Business and Community Supporters

American Bankers Association, Washington, DC

Arlington Aerials & Tigers Gymnastics Teams, Arlington, VA

Aspen Hill Club, Silver Spring, MD

The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, VA

B'nai Shalom of Olney, Olney, MD

Body Dynamics INC, Falls Church, VA

Boyle School of Irish Dance, Alexandria, VA

Brownie Troop 6902, Arlington, VA

Burke Racquet and Swim Club, Burke, VA

Carr Properties, Washington, DC

Clarendon United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA

Congregation Etz Hayim, Arlington, VA

Cuppett Performing Arts Center, Vienna, VA

Dr. Jill Bruno, Orthodontist, Chevy Chase, MD

Erickson & Hong Orthodontics, Silver Spring, MD

Fairlington Dental, Arlington, VA

FMP Consulting, Arlington, VA

Girl Scout Troop 3409, Alexandria, VA

Girl Scout Troop 81369. Frederick County, MD

Girl Scout Troop 879, Washington, DC

Heritage Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, VA

Honest Soul Yoga, Alexandria, VA

Hooray for Books, Alexandria, VA

Junior Girl Scout Troop 4700 at Aquinas Montessori School, Alexandria, VA

Leidos, Alexandria, VA

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, VA

Moms Club of Bethesda-NW, Bethesda, MD & Washington, DC

Moms Who TRI, Reston, VA 

Presto Valet, Alexandria, VA

Privia Health, Arlington, VA

St. Mary's Church Junior Catholic Daughters of America,

Alexandria, VA

Strategy 32, Arlington, VA

Synagogue Etz Hayim, Arlington, VA

Take the Stage Performance Company, Rockille, MD

TeraThink, Reston, VA

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Urbana Academy, Monrovia, MD

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, DC

Washington Fine Properties - Robert and Tyler, Washington, DC

Washington Fine Properties - Susie Gordon Maguire

Recipients of the Candy Drive

Children's Hospital at Sinai, Baltimore, MD

Children's Inn at NIH, Bethesda, MD

Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Hackerman-Patz House, Baltimore, MD

HSC Pediatric Center, Washington, DC

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV), Falls Church, VA

Ronald McDonald House, Washington, DC

Ronald McDonald House, Falls Church, VA

Ronald McDonald House, Baltimore, MD

Special Love, Winchester, VA

Cornerstones, Reston, VA

Covenant House, Washington, DC

Embry Rucker Community Shelter, Reston, VA

Nourish Now, Rockville, MD

Sasha Bruce, Washington, DC

St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth, and Families, Hyattsville, MD

United Community Ministries, Alexandria, VA


Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation

P.O. Box 6485
Arlington, VA. 22206-0485

A 501(c)3 Public Charity

EIN: 27-1238358