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Seven Sisters Of Healing Inc

Rating: 1.25 stars   16 reviews 5,852

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3205 Marine Dr Pompano Beach FL 33062 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

I, like many other reviewers, received a call to make a donation via mail. I mistakenly thought this organization was the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which I regularly support. When I received the envelope to submit my pledge, I did a little more research due to the fact that the name didn't match what I thought it was. This organization, which I searched by name (both Breast Cancer Research & Support Fund, and Community Charity Advancement, inc.) and EIN, cannot be found on Charity Navigator, nor is it represented on the Foundation Center's Online guide. I went to the websites and looked at the 2014 990s for Community Charity Advancement, and not only was the form a mere 4 or 5 pages (unheard of with most-non-profits), it gave no explanations of where their money goes, other than the grants made. This is an incomplete record and a HUGE red flag for me. I will not be making a pledge, EVER, and I advise anyone else who is considering it to avoid it altogether. If you wish to donate to a leader in breast cancer charities, do some research either on GuideStar, Charity Navigator, or any other site. Make sure to look at how they spend their money and that spending is in line with where you want your money to go, whether it be outreach, awareness, research, treatment, support, etc.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

I received a call from someone that represented themselves as being from The Breast Cancer and Support Fund wanting me to make a pledge. They requested my address so they could send me the Pledge form. When I received the form it showed that The Breast Cancer and Support Fund was a "Project" of Community Charity Advancement, Inc. and gave the IRS 501c3 number of 27-0257040. I went on the IRS web site and did a search and found the number belonged to Seven Sisters Of Healing Inc. When researching all three I found too many red flags to even consider giving to this organization.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Got a call to donate on the day I found out I have stage 4 breast cancer to donate to this group whose web site offers little to no info on how the $ will actually support breast cancer research. Glad I read up before sending donation.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

Received a call for a donation. Very polite and kept saying well bless your heart. So glad I checked them out on Guidestar. 990 Shows the majority of the money goes for fundraising and salaries. In addition, they solicitation and name of on the pledge form make is seem like this is supporting research for breast cancer and helping survivors and their families -- the financial statements show a different picture -- money goes for medicine in South America -- right -- it goes into someone's pocket.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

I would have given them zero stars if I could. Got a call from this group claiming I gave them $20 last year. I didn't remember the name, and I run all charities I donate to through the BBB website as well as the Nonprofit report. When I said as much to the operator, she practically hung up on me. Sure enough, when I checked there were no financials, no listing of who specifically benefits and no accountability. Needless to say, no donation.

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

Have them audited by the IRS and expose them for the fraud they are.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

Got sucked into donating by a phone call. Received the pledge letter and started to google. SO GLAD I came across this website and the BBB rating. Wrote on the pledge I would not donate due to bad rating at guidestar.org AND not being BBB accredited. :) Thank you.

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I donated 25 dollars last year, for breast cancer research, but when they called this time, I said I would look them up on the internet, and they hung up on me, before I finished the word "internet"

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Just look at the 1099. Most of the money goes to the fundraising firm and to a "management entity". Mission statement states money goes for medicines to South America and to persons who lost their homes to fire. Very little if any money goes to breast cancer research and THIS IS A TOTAL SCAM ENTITY, best I can see. We will not contribute.

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

Close it down. Be honest. Support REAL breast cancer organizations.

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

THIS IS A SCAM CHARITY. I got a call tonight about a supporting this charity with a $20 donation. I asked the representative to tell me which charities specifically receive the funds from their work. The representative couldn't answer the question and she referred me to the website www.bcrsf.org. I went to that site and it directed me to the parent company Community Charity Advancement. Here is the website: http://www.communitycharityadvancement.org/about-us.aspx

This "charity" has a high amount of expenses which are nearly EQUAL to the amount that it raises. Some of those expenses may actually be paid to charities but they don't list which charities they actually support. Secondly, hidden in those expenses could possibly be the high salaries for the "board" and for the "CEO". None of the people listed on the website check out.

Don't give them a single cent - you're supporting the director's and CEO's salaries, not funding breast cancer research.

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No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

SCAM SCAM SCAM - this organization and one of it's affilates Breast Cancer Research & Support Fund WILL not respond to BBB requests for information to determine whether the charity meets BBB guidelines for charities. Donate to reputable and known breast cancer fumds such as Susan G Kommen. I DID NOT DONATE UNTIL I RESEARCHED THEM AND AM GLAD I CHECKED THEM OUT.

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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