Helping the families of seriously ill-children


How we help

The Eli’s Gift Foundation, formerly The Eli Hayes Healey Foundation has grown out of a common desire to positively impact the lives of families who are caring for an unwell child.

Eli’s Gift aims to alleviate the financial burden on families with sick children. When a child is unwell, requiring constant medical attention, we believe a parents focus should remain with their family without the added pressure of incidental expenses which can become quite burdensome.

Each family that approaches us has their own story and with that in mind we always try to provide support in a way that is tailored and fits with each family and child’s needs. We are proud to cover the costs of an array of expenses which include medical equipment, power bills, groceries, school fees, hospital parking or anything else that puts an unnecessary strain on families.

We have a simple philosophy which is, money in and money out. As we have very limited overheads, we pride ourselves on passing on virtually every cent raised to our recipients. Paired with this and our ability to have a positive impact on the lives of families directly correlates with our ability to engage the support of the wider community. They are our core supporters and it is our honor to empower the community with Eli’s Gift and to pass that on so that no mother or father is left fighting alone.

How we started

Eli Hayes Healey was born to Daniel Healey and Steph Williams and spent the majority of his first year in and out of hospital with a series of respiratory issues. Eli was a tough little boy though, and fought on bravely with the help of his parents, family and friends. Unfortunately, Eli passed away on 19 February 2012. Daniel and Steph identified that apart from the obvious struggles associated with having an unwell child, things that are taken for granted begin to take their toll financially when you’ve got a young one in hospital.

Sean Harvey approached Daniel Healey about making some discussions a reality, with the aim of helping others as well as creating a legacy for Eli. With Steph and Chloe coming on board in the early stages to form our key members. It started off as a ball and fundraising effort that snowballed and grew a life of its own.

Our People

From Left to Right: Sean Harvey, Daniel Healey, Chloe Healey, Steph Williams

Elis Gift – 4th Annual Gala Ball

Please join us for the 4th annual Eli’s Gift Gala Ball.

Crown Casino – Conference Hall
6:30PM – 11:30PM

Tables of 10 available at $150pp, or individual tickets available at $150pp.

Ticket price inclusive of a 3 course menu, beer, wine and soft drink – and lots of entertainment and surprises!

Discounted accomodation codes for Crown available at a later date.

Parking available at the venue at cost price.

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Eli’s Gift Foundation

P.O. BOX 239
Narre Warren
Victoria, 3805