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2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Compassion Advocacy Network, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: We “teach the world how to love through simple acts of kindness byputting compassion into action”. We conduct “1-to-1” charitable acts of kindness toward our isolated elderly, residents of nursing homes, and fundraising for families and kids with cancer. We invest financial support from sponsors into the lives of people.

Results: We currently have a buying power of over 337,000 retail items, and we are still continuing to grow rapidly. The results: • Taught integrity to developing young adults through financial literacy and entrepreneurial education. • Gave $40,000 in direct support to families’ financially devastated battling cancer to help offset expenses. • Sponsored numerous camps and activities for kids battling cancer to show they are not forgotten. • Hosted parties for isolated elderly and residents of nursing homes not visited regularly by family or friends. • Distributed over 28,485 CAN Help! Bags filled with food and/or personal care items. • Distributed over 336,945 items of high quality soups, simple meals, snacks, healthy beverages, and clothing, personal care & household products.

Target demographics: Our isolated elderly, residents of nursing homes, and fundraising for families and kids with cancer.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 9,300 Families; 275 Christmas Dinners served; 257 Kids Mentored; 147 U.S. Veterans helped

Geographic areas served: Virginia, North & South Carolina, Florida and throughout the United States

Programs: CAN Help! and Families and Kids with Cancer

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mark G.9

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. They really work hard at carrying out their purpose for helping those in need. I have seen them touch so many that struggle. Keep up the good work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a good charity run by two men who have a sincere desire to make a difference in the world. Unsung heros who have build an organization that reflects their character.

Suzan Kerem C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

A fabulous nonprofit that lives their mission statement daily. They truly are committed to helping better people's lives and work relentlessly to that end.

Crystal Nichole K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic group dedicated to the care and support of its surrounding communities and elders

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a local business owner in Chesapeake, Va. Observing the efforts of CAN, Inc. is astonishing. Johnathan has helped so many people in the area by either bill assistance, groceries, mentoring or simply being an emotional support system. I have given my financial support to this organization both professionally and personally and will continue in the future.

Frank Nitty N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started a business but lost everything all in the same month. I did not know how I was going to eat let along run a business. Welp god sent me C.A.N. and they made sure me and my kids had food to eat and they also connected me with ways to continuously feed my children. There is no way to repay all that has been given.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rev. Stanley is by far one of the most kind, loving and caring human being I have ever had the pure pleasure of meeting. I'm currently going through some tuff life issues right now and Rev. Stanley has been by my side giving me strong guidance and support. I am deeply moved by his compassion and love of others around him. I am proud to say Johnathan is my friend. Thank you Rev. Stanley and keep up this great mission. Once all is said and done with me here at current situation I promise you I will NOT forget the love and concern you have shown to me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I assisted with an outreach and was thouroughly amazed by the efficiency with which clients were served. In addition, the compassion extended to those who were reached was top notch! I will definitely be volunteering more with them!

Rachel H.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a CAN Help Bag. Each month I help to fill over 200 of them with snacks and personal care items. The bags are given to out to isolated elderly people, children in the hospital and in hospice care, puls other places with hurting and needy people. I have seen many people that have been helped by them. This charity has a heart, and it is helping people.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Compassion Advocacy Network is such a awesome non profit organization. They assist so many in need , and even assist a local food pantry with much need non perishable items. Love them and so does Cupboards For Christ - Food Pantry Ministry !!! CAN is a absolute blessing to the community!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group does a lot for people in its area and beyond.

Donor

Rating: 5

Compassion Advocacy Network or CAN is such a wonderful non-profit. They give help and hope to our forgotten elderly! Giving food, everyday essentials and love to our elders is the right thing to do! We will all be there someday soon.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love what we are doing and what the charity does for our community and our world.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We truly value every individual we help and try to provide them with services that will give them hope,dignity and create life changing moment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I drive the bus that we fill with food and groceries each month and go out in the community to give it out to those in need. It is Compassion on the move.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This charity really cares about people and much of the work they do benefits the elderly. With government benefits and assistance being cut and resources for the elderly scarce, C.A.N. steps in to let them know that they are not alone and forgotten. I am proud to volunteer with Compassion Advocacy Network!

Johnathan S.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

This non profit started out 16 years ago with just one nursing home today it has 40 community partners. Our CAN Help program touches 10000 people a year from all demographics all over Hampton Roads .I am.proud to be part of what we are doing and have become a vehicle of compassion for many in our community.

Janmarie H.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization has a tremendous heart for the elderly. There are not many food resources available to the elderly in our communities. Compassion Advocacy Network works hard to connect the elderly with the resources they need.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I love how this charity works to restore dignity to isolated, forgotten senior citizens. From one -on-one visitations with nursing home residents that receive no other visitors and birthday and Christmas gifts for the same, to assisting homeless and recovering homeless elderly, they pour their hearts and efforts into letting these people know that they are valuable and not forgotten.

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Chad C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Great mission, great execution. Serving Hampton Roads for years and truly helping those who are in need.

Julie H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Julie Solomon Herrera
C.A.N was there in every aspect of help to me a Grandmother who raised 4 Grandchildren on my pension . When I went through my divorce it was very hard at times. C. A.N blessed my children with Christmas, going back to school supplies, many times fed my household and during times of Holidays gave the need of Holiday Boxes. I have seen this Charity 100% Blessing the communities of Hampton Roads for YEARS . They go into areas of the Urban city where no one wants to go . Helping the poverty stricken families with consistent help . Tutoring children's Academics loving the Elderly in Nursing homes monthly. C. A. N David Johnathon Phavon Jan Marie Forever your love in Action CONSISTENTLY is engraved in the hearts of myself and children ty Julie

2 Nuchelle L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've known CAN for a few years now! I am very thankful for what they are doing in my community no matter how great or small they do whatever they can to help each person they meet.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This charity has redefined what means to be compassionate. Best part, the upper management knows how to get their hands dirty too:)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this organization. When I needed dire help they said "We C.A.N Help"!! Much appreciation.

2 Shalom H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is very good to their volunteers. I love working with a team that is organized and with people that love what they are doing. It is in the name "Compassion!" Compassionately is how they treat the people they serve and the volunteers that help them.

2 Roberta23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Compassion advocacy network is a great charity, they have many great programs that reach out and help many"forgotten" groups of people. Their CAN help bags are a big blessing to those who receive them, and to those who donate towards them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Compassion Advocacy Network is an amazing organization helping so many people in Hampton Roads in a variety of ways. They somehow stretch the donations and recourses to provide relief and joy to the less fortunate. Whether it is delivering C.A.N Help bags to the elderly and those in need or raising funds for families of kids with cancer, their tireless efforts enrich the lives of so many people. The truly do put Compassion into action!

Please donate to this awesome group of people that do so much good!

2 Leonard H.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is a Christian organization that is principled in love for the fellow man. They do everything they can do make lives better.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Helps numerous cancer, geriatric , rehab patients. As well as fundraising for back to school items for underprivileged children!
C.A.N. Outreaches the struggling/ forgotten/ financially burdened to help build a better life through all of the donations from our community!!