How we help those affected by tragedies?
We are not prepared in any way for tragic circumstances and now is the time to organize, maximize, and deliver the goodwill within your community (family, friends, neighbors, and compassionate people you don’t even know). People want to help, but don’t know what to do. Families need help, but don’t know what they need.
Ellie’s Way has created a “Care Package” to provide encouragement, hope, comfort, and understanding to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Our customized gift box includes beautiful images, poetry, encouraging words, booklets, support group information, and personalized jewelry! We also offer Ellie’s Way Memorial Necklaces, Grief Support Packages, and a FREE e-Care Package.
Ellie’s Way seeks to further grief education and provide resources to the families involved, friends, community, and the public.
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“As my daughter checked the mail today. I heard her yell, ‘Mommy, somebody got a package!’ Here at my house, we love packages! So we sat down and opened it, and each piece I pulled out was a blessing. All the information is what I need. I am struggling especially this week. And when I got to the tokens of love you sent. The stone, coin and metal mini plaque. They are so beautiful and it touched me so deeply. I will be honest, I unwrapped that pink paper and when I got to the end of it and I seen her face, her beautiful little face, I felt it…. I don’t think that I have felt that feeling in so long, it was like I saw her again. I was excited, it was that excited feeling you get when you haven’t seen someone in awhile, the one where you have missed them so much and you were so extremely elated to see them. Just for a second I had that feeling. Thank you you gave that to me even if it were just a second. That second was fabulous. So again, thank you. When I turned over the necklace and saw the I love you and angel wings, her face, daughter, in memory of. I can’t tell you how you have impacted me. Ellie has some wonderful family. She is so lucky. So is my daughter to have a heaven friend like Ellie. You are so amazing. From my soul Thank you so much. You have changed a part of me forever. All my love.”
“Thank you. I received my care package as a surprise and it’s such an overwhelming joyful present and I’m grateful to you and the sponsor of my gift. It has been a really hard 3 months since my my son passed at 36 weeks. Bless your hearts.”
“I received my care package about a month ago. I waited to the first angelversary of my son who died by suicide. I opened it on Mothers Day and it was the best gift ever. Thank you so much for this, it is greatly appreciated.”
“Such an amazing gift, couldn’t have came at a more perfect time, this made my heart smile when I opened the box, thank you from the bottom of my heart, I will forever cherish this. Now I can wear my necklace and have my son close to my heart.”
“So thankful for this care package we received yesterday. It means so much to us to know that people still care about us and aren’t rushing our grief. Thanks for all ya’ll do.”
“Thank you so much for my Ellie’s package!! I LOVE it!!!❤️ It is very comforting to have my precious baby boy on a necklace I can wear everyday!! Thanks again!! God Bless!!”
“How God works through sweet precious Ellie and her father who has been given a heart to serve. I know that Ellie would be smiling and love overflowing, knowing how others are being comforted, strengthened and encouraged through her huge heart and example to all of us. I pray that as you continue to wholeheartedly seek God and His will for Ellie’s Way, He will transform many more lives in unimaginable ways. With love and gratitude for your family.”
“Everything came in a beautiful package and made my day! I so want to share this gift with others that I know need it. Thank you for my gift and God Bless.”
“I love the memorial necklace of my son so much and wear it all the time. It’s so perfect.”
“I liked every single thing in this package! So beautiful in every way! It was so personal & inspiring! I am so in love with the necklace!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, absolutely beautiful.”
“Today I received an amazing care package from Ellie’s Way. They are an amazing non-profit that sends out care packages to families who have lost a child. I had seen friends also receive packages, and so also ordered one for a local mom who has an upcoming birthday in October without her son, who should be turning 3 years old. Please go check out Ellie’s Way!”
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“Loved my memory package! I extremely adore the necklace. Thank you!!!”
“Thank you so much for the beautiful gift you sent my friend’s mom after she passed away. I have tears in my eyes. It is a wonderful thing you do to honor your daughter and it made her day today when she opened it. Thank you so much!”
“Thank you so much for my care package! I loved it and it really helped lift my spirits! I SO appreciate the work you guys do!!”
"Everything in the care package was filled with so much love!"
“We received a beautiful care package today and just want to say a big thank you to you all. This is amazing what you all do for grieving parents. And ours came right at the perfect time, right around my little man’s birthday. Again thank you so much I will hold this dear to my heart forever!”
“The necklace is ABSOLUTELY beautiful and made me cry! Thank you guys so much. I’ve gotten many compliments and because of them was able to tell my daughter’s story.”
“I received my care package today and I was speechless. What I found inside of the box when I opened it brought me to tears. What you do in memory of your sweet Ellie is amazing. She is looking down on you both with a big smile on her face. I cannot ‘thank you’ enough.”
“I received my Ellie’s Way package today and I can’t thank you enough! Now I can wear my angel with me everywhere and show her to everyone I meet.”
“I just wanted you to know how much your care package meant to me. They are gifts I will always treasure and I will think of Ellie’s special gift. It helped me in seeing my son’s name. Much gratitude and love sent to you.”
“The Ellie’s Way Care Package is by far the best I have received! So much love, commitment and dedication goes into this organization! Thanks to the Nigros, and all the volunteers!”
“Thank you so much for the care package I received today in memory of my son that passed. It was one of the most touching gifts I have ever received, catered to my son and my journey of grief. I’m excited to wear my beautiful necklace to work tomorrow as I listen to the CDs. Loved the memory stone, the books, journal and all the amazing gifts. I thank you sincerely and appreciate your outreach to parents dealing with such a loss.”
“I received my care package today. I was in shock and had no idea it was coming so soon. My necklace is beyond perfection and now my daughter is on my heart…I am speechless and so happy…y’all are such a blessing.”
“The package was absolutely beautiful! I could feel the love that went into making this package pouring out of the box as I went through it! My most favorite item in the box is my necklace. I wear it everyday from the time I get up to the time I go to bed! I will cherish it for as long as I live! I can’t possibly thank you all enough for my care package!!"
“I loved my care package. It brought tears to my eyes when I opened it, especially the necklace. Now I can have my angel baby close to me wherever I go. It feels good to know that somebody understands what we’re going through and actually cares. God bless you for all the work that you do to bring hope and a smile to bereaved parents. Thank God for people like you.”
“I thank you for sharing your story with us and I am sorry for your loss. Ellie’s legacy will definitely live on through your testimony to hurting people. In this life we all will suffer loss at some point in our lives and it is good news to know that we are not alone. We have the Lord who will never leave us and each other. Resting in the peace of knowing we will see our fellow brothers and sisters in Heaven. May God continue to bless and use you for his glory.”
“My family and I received our package today….words can’t even express how grateful we are! The gifts inside are truly beautiful! Thank you so much.”
“The time you took and to personalize the package with my son’s name was fantastic! It has been 8 months that my son has been gone, but as time goes on, it feels like it gets harder and your package came and renewed some faith in God and gives me some hope! Thank you so much for the time you put into this gift. GOD bless you! I’m so sorry for your own loss of your daughter.”
“Thank you! I lost my one and only son who was 17 years old and died as a result of a brain infection. He was a perfectly healthy young man all his life and suddenly on life support and now in heaven. There are many sad days, but the Lord sees me through. Today, I needed a little confirmation that God is with me to help me through my sadness and I came across your website so I thank you for sharing! May God continue to bless you and your family.”
“I received my gift today and I found it to be awesome. I think it will be of great help in dealing with the loss of my daughter.
“We received our order today of the care package. Thank you so very much. It is so welcomed and appreciated. I love the little extra touches of the necklace with the charm inside with my son’s picture and the little token also with his picture. I will take great comfort in listening to the CD and reading the many items included. You have no idea how this touches my soul. I know you share our loss, even though your’s is unique. The fact we have both lost our children is what brings us together. What a wonderful way to remember Ellie and help those in pain. Thank you again.”
“The thought of someone caring enough to send me beautiful reminders that she is alive in spirit and that I am not alone was perfect. I cannot thank you enough. There are no words to express my gratitude.”
“Thank you so so much! I love all of my special little treasures, even though it has been a bit of hard to face, going through the special little box, I know it waits for me. Thank you for your time, your mission and all the love and honor you pack in one little box. AMAZING what a BLESSING you are!”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect but when I opened the package, I was completely caught off guard. It was truly amazing! Everything in there was inspiring, filled with love and thoughtfulness. It was the way you had personalized each gift. It was overwhelming and I could not stop crying. Everything you sent was absolutely beautiful. I felt connected with my daughter. I cannot thank you enough for this precious care package. Thank you so much for all the information too!”
“Our care package arrived today and we were over the moon. We weren’t expecting the necklace and charms with our son and daughter’s name on it. Thank you so much for all the books to read. May God Bless you as you reach out to many others in your own time of hurt. Thank you for all you do for us moms and dads and spreading the love of God, giving us hope in our time of pain. Rest in peace, little Ellie.”
“Ellie’s way is an awesome site that helps grieving parents. I lost my oldest daughter 1 year ago. The care package from Ellie’s Way helped me in my grief journey. Thank you so much to this organization for continuing to help me through not only my grief but others grief as well!!! God bless you.”
“Got this sweet gift in the mail today. Immediately one of my most prized possessions. Thank you so much!!”
“I just want to thank you so much for the beautiful gift box that you have given me for my son! It was so amazing and I cherish every part of it! May God bless you for the wonderful things that you are doing for others!”
“I was taken back by how phenomenal this package was! You guys are truly amazing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
“Thank you so very much for the beautiful package. I received it today – it’s so amazing, I cried when I got it. The necklace is perfect and so unbelievably special to me. Thank you with all of my heart, it’s something I will forever cherish the rest of my life. You are beautiful people, with beautiful volunteers and a beautiful organization. Thank you again, for doing all you do for people like me. You make the world a better place and a difficult path a bit brighter.”
“I loved everything in the care package. It touched my heart so much! Thank you and God Bless.”
“I just received my care package and it just brought such joy to my day. Even though my son died over 5 years ago, the pain of his absence never goes away and is as fresh as the day it happened. Thank you for the beautiful treasures that I found inside the box. God Bless you for all you do.”
“THANK YOU for the wonderful package. It couldn’t have come at a better time!!! God Bless You all!!!!!”
“I received the most beautiful pink package in the mail today! I am blown away by the little gifts inside as well as the books. Thank you for remembering our son, thank you for speaking out about child loss and helping all of us find the way through this journey of grief.”
“Thank you guys so much for all your hard work and this beautiful gift I got today. I’m so in love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“I work with Youth for Christ. On occasion, I officiate weddings and I also do funerals – generally kids or family members of unchurched kids I work with. On Sunday I had the tough task of doing a memorial service for a 29 year old that had taken his life and left a 22 year old bride – neither are attending church or are involved in any way – their mother happened to attend the same church I do. I searched looking for some verses and came upon your site. It was very helpful and it gave me a format to follow as I had no relationship with family prior to this. Jesus was glorified and I received a lot of really positive feedback from the service. Some asked about attending church and others felt it was sensitive to all – regardless of background. My prayer had been that the service would offer hope – the work that you’ve done is not in vain. Hope that the Spirit warms your heart knowing that your tragedy has birthed hope for others. Thanks for sharing!”
“I got the care package today and I can not thank you enough for it. I love the necklace and the other stuff. Thank you all so very much.”
“I just want to thank you so much for the amazing gift box that you you sent to me for my son! It arrived just in time for his Anniversary this Sunday. I love the way you personalized it just for him. Thank you!”
“Loved my care package! It lifted me up when I was missing my daughter so much and I’m the pit of despair. It brought me hope again.”
“I was looking through the internet trying to find info. On loss, grief, hurt. And I came across your web page I read the story on Ellie it brought a lot of peace to my heart when I was done reading her story. My story is the youngest of the family which was my brother was killed in very bad car accident recently. It has been very difficult for everyone dealing with his loss especially being the youngest of the bunch. Indeed he was an angel, he was living with my dear mother at home and taking care of her and the things around the house. It has been extremely hard for my mom. I would love more info or to talk to someone just to let it out. I have my moments when I have to be around people at work and I feel like I to have a breakdown. Please keep my family in your prayers. God Bless you and keep you all. Thank You!”