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Cape Ivy

Address 404 Rookwood Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Phone (571) 244-9337
Website https://www.capeivy.org/
Primary Contact Cynthia Hargroves
Primary Email info@capeivy.org
Primary Focus Area Children/Youth (non-education)
Service Areas
  • Charlottesville
  • Statewide
  • National

Mission Statement

We donate warm fleece ponchos to children who fight courageously for their health, while supporting their families.


It can be difficult for patients to stay warm while hooked up to IV and PICC lines. Robes, sweaters and jackets don’t work with the lines because there are sleeves. It can be uncomfortable, and painful, to get a sleeve over an IV. Meg Smith came up with a solution when her son, Gavin, was 6. She created fun fleece poncho capes for him to slip over his head. He was cozy in bed and no more cold walks down hospital corridors. Ponchos of this type don't seem to exist, and yet they are functional and necessary. Meg, along with her business partner Cindy, want to provide comfort to children in the hospital by providing ponchos to frequent fliers. We are an approved 501(c)3 organization.

Key Programs

Program 1
Title:Donations of Ponchos to Chronically and Critically lll Children
Description:Cape Ivy giving away as many capes as possible to “frequent flier” children in hospitals. Ponchos have been donated to hospitals and family-stay homes in 18 states. Due to the pandemic, Cape Ivy is shipping ponchos to out-of-area hospitals.
Examples of Program Success:Cape Ivy has donated over 2100 ponchos. (June 2019 - Feb 2020).
Total Program Budget:$20,000
Program 2

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1
Title:20 Poncho Donation to Medical Facility (restricted/targeted/sponsored donation)
Description:For each $250 donation, Cape Ivy donates 20 ponchos to a children's hospital, out-patient cancer infusion center, Ronald McDonald House, or other family-stay home. This is a great way to thank or honor the staff at a medical facility. $1000 provides 100 ponchos (5 shipments of 20).
Corporate sponsors are welcome.
Project TimelineJan - Dec