Our Mission

Cape Ivy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides warmth, comfort and support to children who have chronic or critical illnesses and their families. Cape Ivy provides fleece ponchos to children in the hospital because robes, sweaters and jackets don’t work well with IV lines and other medical equipment. Cape Ivy is a resource for families experiencing long-term hospitalization of children.

Cape Ivy is managed, promoted and sustained solely by volunteers, along with the dedicated support of the Board of Directors.

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign 2023

Cape Ivy Number: 201420

Charlottesville Friends

Visit Random Row Brewing Co any day in October and order their newest brew: Dirty Glass English Golden Ale. 

Cape Ivy receives $1 from every pint ordered.

Kick-Off Party

Join us from 5-7 on Wednesday, October 11 at Random Row Brewing Co to meet Co-Founders Cindy and Meg, Board of Directors, and student Advisory Board members.

Children Reached

More About Us

Support Our Mission

Support our mission by fundraising, donating, purchasing a gift or shopping on Amazon

Meg and Gavin's Story

Meet Meg and learn why she created Cape Ivy in memory of her son, Gavin.

Individual Ponchos

Please ask the Child Life team if ponchos are available.