At Ears To You, we are growing each day to help even more cancer patients feel joyful and hopeful. ETY receives no federal or state funding, and relys on the generosity of individual donors, corporate support and foundation grants.  Ears To You is a Top-Rated Nonprofit as awarded by GreatNonprofits and works hard to make every dollar count.  Please help us give moments of  joy to a girl, boy, woman or man with cancer by contributing today.

Make a Gift

Your generous gift will help Ears To You provide moments of joy for cancer patients and give them hope for healthier days ahead!  Please select one of these methods for gifting:

Ears To You
PO Box 190
Hinckley, OH  44233

  • By Phone.  Call 330.242.3326, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.  Please have your credit or debit card ready.
  •  Planned Giving.  Many individuals may wish to provide long-term support of Ears To You through a will bequest, retirement account, or insurance policy.  We’re happy to speak with you or your Financial Advisor to develop an appropriate plan.  Please contact us through our secure form.
  • Monthly Giving. Ears To You’s monthly giving program is designed to provide a steady and sustainable funding source. This will be set-up shortly- please check back!
  • Corporate Matching. If your company provides corporate matching, your gift will double!  Please contact your company’s HR department to ask for the form, complete your part, and mail to us to complete.  Your company will then send Ears To You the matching amount.  Please mail the form to:

Ears To You
PO Box 190
Hinckley, OH  44233

Ears To You’s tax identification number is 26-4131382

Other Ways to Help
  • Donate earrings and hats– All donated items must be NEW.  Earrings need to be lead/nickel-free as well, for women or girls.  Hats could be either knit skull cap styles or baseball hats, with sizes that fit men and boys.  Please make sure hats are soft.  Mail to ETY along with our donation form.
  • Earring/hat drives- Collect donations of NEW earrings and hats, with the above stipulations, with your service group, organization, business, or on your own!
  • Sponsorship Opportunities– Add your business’ name to our growing list of Business Partners by sponsoring one of our fundraising events, or by providing ETY with ongoing support!  Contact Ruth Crane, ETY Executive Director to learn more!
  • Become a Hospital Partner– Ears To You is looking to expand to a hospital near you to continue to spread joy and hope to cancer patients!  Use our secure contact form and share the name of the hospital, contact name and phone number/email.
  • Girl Scouts/Women’s Groups Many Girl Scout/Brownie Troops and Women’s Organizations have helped ETY by raising money, making earrings, and putting earrings onto earring cards for us. See the above requirements to “donate earrings and hats” and contact us today to join our awesome volunteer network!
  • Colleges & Universities:  Sororities, Fraternities, College Organizations- Become a Soul Supporter by hosting fun events, like restaurant fundraisers, to get local on-campus support for Ears To You!  ETY’s Executive Director Ruth Crane speaks to college organizations about her cancer journey and motivates them to get involved!  Designate Ears To You as the recipient of your on-campus fundraiser!  Participate in an earring or hat drive!  Contact us to learn more!
  • Attend our Fundraisers- We schedule several opportunities for supporters to come together to raise needed funds for Ears To You!  Check out our Events Page to see what’s coming up!
  • Host a Jewelry Trunk Show ETY Director Debbie Smith owns Rings & Other Things, and can bring her jewelry to your house to have a home show to raise funds for Ears To You!  Contact Debbie to schedule your event!
  • Make Earrings A great way to support girls and women with cancer is by making lead/nickel-free earrings!  Great for individual designers, novices, or service groups!  Use our donation form to mail the designs to us!
  • Knit Hats A great way to support boys and men with cancer is to knit hats!  We have a specific pattern to follow for men and boys, along with yarn type and colors.  Please use our contact form to find out the specifics.
  • Speaking Engagements- Ruth Crane, Ears To You Founder and Executive Director, motivates listeners with her story of thriving through adversity.  From small meetings to large ones, Ruth speaks on a variety of topics to varying audiences!  Checkout the speaking page for more information!
Shopping for Ears To You
  • Checkout our gifts page to see the earrings and bracelets that are handmade and exclusive to Ears To You!  You will receive one of these beautiful items and help cancer patients at the same time! A great gift for birthdays, holidays, or a celebration!


  • Shop ANTIME you are shopping on  You go to the same website, only donates .5% back to Ears To You! Register once, go to this site each time you shop, and it’s a win/win!


  • Shop and purchase a bracelet!  $10 from the purchase of each Ears To You bracelet goes back to ETY!  Great cause started by the daughter of a cancer patient to show her support.

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Make Earrings and Knit Hats


  1. All earrings must be lead and nickel-free.  Anything that touches the ear must not have these metals in them.
  2. Earrings can be any style, size, color, design, etc.  There are women and girls of all ages and preferences so the more variety we have, the better we can serve the patients who receive the earrings!
  3. If you are local to the Medina, Ohio area, we often host groups at the Potomac Bead Company to make earrings for Ears To You.  It could be a make one, take one night- you pay a flat fee per person (around $10) and you make one pair of earrings to keep and one to donate to Ears To You.  If you are out of this area you could do this at your local bead store too!  Use our contact form to find out how to schedule this event.
  4. Please put earrings into a padded envelope or box and mail all donations to Ears To You, PO Box 190, Hinckley, OH  44233.


  1. We have two size hats:  one for children and one for adults.
  2. The children’s pattern can be found here:  Ears to you children’s knit hat pattern.  Please note the type of yarn needed and the colors.  Our official logo color is Pantone 3265.
  3. The adult pattern can be found on  Fisher Cable Hat by Lindsay Felice.  Our thanks to Lindsay for allowing us to use her pattern! Here are the few modifications we made to this pattern:  fisher cable knit hat modifications
  4. This would be a great project for a knitting group!  We could use a lot of hats so we are ready to ship them to our participating hospitals before it gets cold this fall!

All donations can be mailed to Ears To You, PO Box 190, Hinckley, OH  44233.

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