Great Guys Group

Rating: 4.95 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 940 West Valley Road Suite 1602 Wayne PA 19087 USA

Mission: Alleviating the burdens of cancer by providing a light of hope to families through emotional and financial support.
Target demographics: Anyone currently enduring cancer treatments and struggling financially in the Delaware Valley area (including South Jersey and North Delaware)
Geographic areas served: Pennsylvania (Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties); Delaware (New Castle county); New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem county
Programs: Adopt-A-Great Family, Light of Hope Family Grant

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

I am actually a referral source to this great organization, & they have helped a number of my patients! They have gone above and beyond to try to help patients with cancer, and truly seem to understand the financial hardship the disease places on patients and their families. Because I was unable to get their assistance quick enough for one of my patients, they even helped with his funeral bill when he passed away before getting help with other bills. I think they really try to help the whole person in a caring & compassionate way.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have referred several patients to this group for support, and they make personal contact with the patient to determine how best they can assist. On more than one occasion, they have gone above and beyond to assist my patients. One time they negotiated free tuition for a patient's child, then helped her with other bills. Another time, after helping a patient with some household bills upon which she had fallen behind, they coordinated with another charity to provide a car for my patient! Her car had broken down, and she was having a tough time getting to treatment and other places, and this gave her the ability to carry on, and boosted her spirits as well! I am so grateful to have an organization like Great Guys around for my patients!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through the help they've provided my patients in paying household bills, funeral expenses, etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to participate in a fundraiser to secure their available funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Great Guys Group is phenomenal. They really care about their clients and they go above and beyond to try to help each of one of them. I just wish more people heard about us and we will get there. We touch so many people and it's so nice to help someone in need. Every donation helps and so many families are being affected with some very hard times with this horrible disease of cancer. I can't think of a group that is more devoted to helping these families survive the financial hardship that comes with this disease. My family went through two versions of cancer when I was younger and I only wish I knew about a group like this - just to even pay the parking at CHOP back in 1978. I'll never forget trying to find quarters in our sofas to make sure we could pay for the parking so we could see my sister. Great job Great Guys!! Keep up the great work!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Great Guys Group is a wonderful organization. I know too many families that are going through difficult times when it relates to cancer. Most of the insurance programs do not sufficiently pay what is needed and The Great Guys Group has been a wonderful angel to those families in a time of need. I love being a volunteer. When I was younger, my sister had cancer and our insurance only paid 80% - so I truly understand how invaluable a group like this would have been for my family. So I try to tell as many people as I can about their services and how they can help - and they constantly outdo themselves every year!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen so many families receive help - and once you hear that your funds helped even one family - you know it was worth it!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to market them to the outside even more - I realize it takes dollars and cents, but it really is such a great organization that helps so many people!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Great Guys Group is a bonafide group of great individuals who do the most amazing and kindest acts for those whose lives are impacted by cancer. On the most challenging day this week, which was even more challenging because of the emotional tidal wave I experienced due to the death of one of my breast friends the week prior, I came home to the most amazing transformation of my front lawn. Just 3 days before my mastectomy two months ago, my previously well-manicured lawn was completed decimated and had a backhoe resting in it which was used to repair a broken water service line. The expensive repair bill was almost $7,000 and sadly did not cover the cost of re-landscaping the lawn. So, I had a war-torn lawn, a war torn wallet and a war torn body, all at the same time.

Great Guys to the rescue! They may have been out of funding, but they were not out of people who care. A professional landscaper came out and gave me hope because the landscaper made it better than it ever was.... all I have to do is water it and watch it grow. (Incidentally, I put a single solar light in the center of my lawn to remember my breast friend who passed away from breast cancer last week.)I don’t know how or where the Great Guys Group finds its great gals and guys who volunteer to do these wonderful acts of kindness, but I can’t wait to become a great gal so that I can do some amazing things for someone else through the Great Guys Group. Hey, maybe THAT’s how they do it? They help someone who comes back to them when they are in better health and that person helps someone else! They may certainly count on me. I was overjoyed and overwhelmed and I am all in! THANKS GREAT GUYS GROUP. I’ll see you soon.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Lauren and Amy are so compassionate and uplifting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Great Guys Group is a group of genuinely Great Guys (and gals). I can't say enough good and wonderful things about this organization. They were there for me at a time when no one else was and I was trying to believe I could find a hero. Every day I thank God for these wonderful people and I would do whatever I can to help them in their mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the course of my cancer treatment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

From Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It has increased my faith in humanity, and men specifically.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fortunately, I have had the opportunity to witness & participate in a few local Great Guys events. Even with such limited exposure, I have found the positive spirits and authentic caring of the group to be blatantly obvious. The GGG spirit is infectious; it’s no wonder they’re growing a such a rapid pace.

This organization is dedicated to bettering the lives of those around them. I’ve seen them do so using creative and innovative fundraising techniques such as beach parties, sports outings, dinners and more. With such a genuine group of workers committed to their cause, GGG continued growth is inevitable. Given the legacy of their past, I look forward to seeing the big things that GGG will deliver in years to come.

GGG comes highly recommended.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Inspiration to get involved/give back/be passionate about a cause

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nope...keep going!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of attending my first Great Guys event a few months ago, and was instantly impressed and inspired by the passion and dedication displayed by the members and volunteers of this organization. An organization like the Great Guys Group is a perfect example of how a small group of people can make a huge difference in the lives of others through hard work and a genuine sense of caring for others. I look forward to being a part of more Great Guys events in the future!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Donating and witnessing the positive impact this group has on individuals and families during their battle against cancer

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just continue to spread the word!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Great Guys Group for a little over a year and have watched a small nonprofit grow more than i could ever imagine. Very few people think about bills or personal finances when thinking of the hardships of those affected by cancer. But GGG takes something so simple and turns it into hope and strength by just keeping these families afloat in regards to the last things they're able to worry about, like phone bills, water bills, simple maintenance issues, etc. As the daughter of a cancer survivor, I saw the distress and struggles cancer can bring to the individual, their family and friends. Having your personal finances as an additional stress is a hardship that shouldn't be affecting these patients. GGG is doing an amazing job and bringing hope back to those who have lost it! :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing the GREAT stories and being able to donate, volunteer and experience the work they do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

KEEP UP THE GREEEEAT WORK!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Great Guys helped my friend Kim and her family when they needed it the most. Kim's family was stuggling financially due to her illness. She had Breast Cancer. I honestly don't know what they would have done without the help from the Great Guys. Since then I have volunteered for a few of their events to "give back" and to help them raise money for other families in need. The Great guys organization comes highly recommended. They are truly a "Great" non profit organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping families in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

request grant money from the Government!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great guys helped my family.They paid a months worth of bills,when my wife was getting ready to lose her battle with breast cancer.They helped us make it through the worst time of our lives! The story just starts there.Great guys has become family to us. they have helped us put our lives back together. we have become involved in all there fundraisers.They all know my children by name. They have helped two family's I nominated. I just want to let everyone know how they helped my family be GREAT AGAIN!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

YES THEY HELPED CHANGE OUR LIVES.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

HELP THEM GROW SO THEY CAN HELP MORE PEOPLE.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great Guys embodies the truest and most genuine sense of concern for people in the local community that are struggling with the financial challenges resulting from a family member with cancer. Great Guys as an organization turns concern for another into actions to really help! Results count! Making things happen by raising money to help those in need acts on the most positive human concerns we have as individuals and as a nation. I am proud to be a part of this group.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The statements made by several recipients at the recent 10 year anniversary dinner were sincere, and deeply appreciative of the help that they received. Being wtiness to that is all I need to hear.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue promoting the goals and objectives of the organization and raise the funds needed to meet the goals in our plan.

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