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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 Children's Hospital at Sinai (Baltimore, MD), two carts at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, DC), and one cart at the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD). These Carts rotate around the pediatric outpatient and inpatient units three times a week. Our carts offer families of patients snacks (both nutritious and treats) and toiletry items that are needed for day to day existence in the hospital.

  • Families look forward to seeing the snack & item carts and greet the carts 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.

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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!

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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,

Jane Pisano, & Ali Sharkey Goldwater



Our Bulk Candy Collectors & Sorters

Kristina Aberg, Rana Alarapon, Amalia Alexander, Fern Andraos, Anne-Margaret Ashley, Kelsey Bachman, Emma Bacarra, Minna Bacarra, Ben Bellavia, Leslie Bellavia, Jocelyn Bogdan, Brooke Brown, Laure Buell, Sarah Bustard, Lisa Callaghan, Catherine Canterbury, Sara Catherine Canterbury, Lisa Harper Chang, Anna Clark, Nora Clark, Sonja Clark, Debra Cope, Julie D'Attoma, Sylvia Hevesi Day,  Anaiis Dellaria, Benedicte Dellaria, Abby Doane,

Emily Doane, Mary Doane, Mike Doane, Julia Doggett, Suzanne Doggett,  Elizabeth Emery, Jennifer Englehardt, Priscilla Enner, Claire Fergusson, Rebecca Fisk, Carolyn Forte, Amy Fox, Lisa McCorvie Frye, Colleen Gallagher, Sadie Gidner, Scott Gold, Charlotte Goldwater, Eric Goldwater, Grayson Goldwater, Parker Goldwater, Mollie Helck, Abbie Henshaw, Peggy Hess, Cassandra Hostetler, Riley Howard, Cara Hur, Alysa Johnson, Margy Jost, Michelle Keaney, Debbie Keefe, Tim Keefe, Kathleen King, Karin Larson, Annie Lau-KilbyKatie Lewis, Lauren Lirio, Emma Manalo, Minna Manalo, Kierstyn Marin, Carolyn McFadden, Don McFadden, Ellie McFadden, Gavin McFadden, Angela McKinney, Lynn McQueen, Allison Merten, Carly Meyer, Jasmine Milone, Devin Nemirow, Heather Nemirow, Maeve O'Connor, Colin O'Hara, 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, Selena Robleto, Brooklyn Roe, Braydon Roe, Megan Roe, Betsy Rogers,  Patrician Santoro, Nita Seibel, Christie Casey Shaffer, Gracie Shepherd, Alison Silvers, Lana Sonoda, Amy Sosin, Suzanne Sousa, Andrew Sparrow, Jude Sparrow, Kate Sparrow, Luke Sparrow, Mac Sparrow, Jennifer Spiegal, Christy Stults, Carey Sullivan, Victoria Tillson, Ginnie Titterton, Marisa Tordella, Christine Thayer, Grace Thayer,

Jack Thayer, Clare Van der Horst, Maria Van Horn, Toney Warsham, Melissa Weinstock, Krista Weymouth, Sally Diaz-Wells, Kendall White, and Barbara Yellen


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

Beauvoir Elementary School, Washington, DC

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

National Cathedral School, Washington, DC

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

Charm City Concierge, Baltimore, MD 
Clarendon United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Arlington, VA
Congregation Etz Hayim, Arlington, VA

Cuppett Performing Arts Center, Vienna, VA

Cushman and Wakefield, Washington, DC 

Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Arlington, 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

Michelle Keaney Flanagan Dentistry, Arlington, VA

Moms of North Arlington, 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, Rockville, MD

Tenley Town Neighbors Group, Washington, DC

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

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