slide-1

WELCOME TO THE

COMPASSION ADVOCACY

NETWORK

&

EDUCATE, ENRICH,

EMPOWER

slide-2

HOPE IS REAL

LEARN HOW COMPASSION IS CHANGING THE WORLD

slide-3

COMPASSION

IS CONTAGIOUS. PASS IT ON! IT BEGINS WITH YOU!

Intro

CAN
WE CAN NETWORK

COMPASSION:

Letting society's ``Forgotten`` know they are not alone through acts of kindness and servitude. EDUCATE: Educating society about it's ``Forgotten``.

ADVOCACY:

Being a voice for those who have no voice. ENRICH: Compassion enriches the lives of all involved. Every voice matters.

NETWORK:

Breaking down walls and building bridges by bringing together people to care. EMPOWER: One act of kindness can change a life forever. It only takes One to change One.

Impact

28,000
CAN Help! Bags Distributed

SINCE 2013 OVER 300,000 ITEMS

Saturday, June 11th join us for the community run at the Community Beach in Ocean View.
C.A.N. Impacts Lives
Compassion truly is contagious. By taking action and making a commitment—with your time or donations—you are helping us achieve live changing results.
Upcoming 2016 3XE Charity Dinner & Live Auction
Many thanks to The Magnuson Hotel & Convention Center at Oyster Point, Monarch Bank & Mortgage, Wynne Ford/Volvo, Think Ink Printing Peninsula, ADT Security Services and live auction organizer Joe Joyner of Progressive Auction Company who made it fun for all who attended.
2015 Educate, Enrich & Empower Awards
Recipients: Beth Dropski, Will & Kathy Grobes, Patti Johnson, Courtney Zawisa, Chance Wilson.

Calendar

EVENTS CALENDAR

Find out what’s next with WeCanNetwork.org

june 2017

11jun9:00 AM- 11:00 AM2016 Soak in the Sun 5k & 5-MilerFun Run Style

Programs

CAN
HELP! PROGRAMS

PUTTING COMPASSION INTO ACTION

AR-CH Learning Centers
AR-CH Learning Centers
AR-CH Learning Centers offer supervised fun and engaging activities with a focus on cognitive development skills and basic learning fundamentals so that at-need kids can learn about, understand, and make decisions about the world in a constructive environment. These centers, more than simply addressing a need, are helping to teach and guide the future problem-solvers of the world.
CAN Comfort
CAN Comfort
The CAN Comfort program provides CAN Help! Bags to at-risk, needy populations such as homeless people, children with cancer, at-risk kids, parolees and others. Plus CAN Comfort provides winter coats for adults and kids, sleeping bags for the homeless, food baskets for single mothers, school supplies for at-risk kids and Christmas gifts for at-risk kids and seniors in nursing homes that are without families.
Families & Kids with Cancer
Families & Kids with Cancer
We help kids experience the joys of the world as a patient or survivor through charitable acts of kindness, parties, and personal visitations. For people with certain severe medical challenges, we conduct events to raise money to help them offset utility bills and food costs. We want them to know they are not alone!
Operation Sweetheart
Operation Sweetheart
Operation Sweetheart™ serves residents of nursing homes throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. We conduct regular, one-on-one visitations with residents to provide needed attention. We can document each visit and provide the activity director with a written report. This service benefits the facility because it helps to show which residents have been visited and how they benefit.
Teaching Integrity to Developing Youth / CAN Help! TV
Teaching Integrity to Developing Youth / CAN Help! TV
Teaching Integrity to Developing Youth (T.I.D.Y) helps young adults set, reach for, and climb higher in pursuit of their life goals through financial literacy and entrepreneurial education.
Mz. Tea Christmas Nest
Mz. Tea Christmas Nest
Mz. Tea Christmas Nest joins the lineup of CAN Help! Programs. Located in Vero Beach, Florida, this program provides Christmas meals, presents and CAN Help! Bags to underserved individuals in Indian River County.

CAN Help! Bag Donations

Make A Donation, Today!

When you support Compassion Advocacy Network, your monthly tax-deductible contributions permanently change people’s lives for the better. Your CAN Help! Bag contributions sustain our programs; we thank you for it, and so do the people who receive the attention they’ve needed.


Donate Now

Services Icon

Each year C.A.N. clocks thousands of volunteer hours of either visitation, activity or educational involvement. Each month C.A.N. helps improve the quality of life for hundreds of families throughout Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.
Over 300,000 items of food, clothing, personal care & household products have been distributed to at-risk youth, families and kids with cancer, struggling single mothers, homeless U.S. Veterans and needy nursing home residents. Compassion is Contagious. Pass it on!

Volunteer Button

Become A Volunteer

You can make a difference in individuals lives. If you’d like to offer your time to help Compassion Advocacy Network reach their goals of helping individuals in need please fill out our Volunteer form, and we will get back to you.

Stats

768

CAN HELP! BAGS MONTHLY

275

MZ. TEA CHRISTMAS NEST DINNERS SERVED

257

AT-RISK KIDS MENTORED

147

U.S. VETERANS HELPED

Team CAN

CAN
TEAM MEMBERS
Rev. Johnathan Stanley
Founding Director, President & Executive Board Member

Visionary and director of the Operation ``Sweet`` Heart program. He is also licensed UPCI minister who currently serves on the Children’s ministry and drama, Praise & Worship team for Norfolk Apostolic Church.

Rev. Johnathan Stanley
Rev. Johnathan Stanley
Founding Director, President & Executive Board Member
Rev. Johnathan Stanley
Founding Director, President & Executive Board Member

Visionary and director of the Operation ``Sweet`` Heart program. He is also licensed UPCI minister who currently serves on the Children’s ministry and drama, Praise & Worship team for Norfolk Apostolic Church.

David L. Hutcherson
Founding Director, CEO & Executive Board Member

He directs all things operation, including legal, financial, marketing and sales strategies, fundraising, strategic partners, advertising and public relations.

David L. Hutcherson
David L. Hutcherson
Founding Director, CEO & Executive Board Member
David L. Hutcherson
Founding Director, CEO & Executive Board Member

He directs all things operation, including legal, financial, marketing and sales strategies, fundraising, strategic partners, advertising and public relations.

JanMarie Holzberger
Executive Board Chair & Sr VP Director of Programs & AR-CH Learning Centers

She has 25 years of experience working with and teaching children ages newborn to 18.

JanMarie Holzberger
JanMarie Holzberger
Executive Board Chair & Sr VP Director of Programs & AR-CH Learning Centers
JanMarie Holzberger
Executive Board Chair & Sr VP Director of Programs & AR-CH Learning Centers

She has 25 years of experience working with and teaching children ages newborn to 18.

CATHERINE 'CAT' HOLLAND
VP of Community Development

Catherine 'Cat' Holland, Vice President of Community Development. ``Cat`` is very talented at communicating CAN's Vision and Objectives directly with our sponsors.

CATHERINE 'CAT' HOLLAND
CATHERINE 'CAT' HOLLAND
VP of Community Development
CATHERINE 'CAT' HOLLAND
VP of Community Development

Catherine 'Cat' Holland, Vice President of Community Development. ``Cat`` is very talented at communicating CAN's Vision and Objectives directly with our sponsors.

C. RICHARD GILLCRESE
Advisory Board Chair

C. Richard Gillcrese is the Resource Development Director.

C. RICHARD GILLCRESE
C. RICHARD GILLCRESE
Advisory Board Chair
C. RICHARD GILLCRESE
Advisory Board Chair

C. Richard Gillcrese is the Resource Development Director.

ROSSANNA PUNZALAN-HOWARD
Corporate Communications, Advisory Board Member

Rossanna Punzalan-Howard is the official spokesperson for CAN.

ROSSANNA PUNZALAN-HOWARD
ROSSANNA PUNZALAN-HOWARD
Corporate Communications, Advisory Board Member
ROSSANNA PUNZALAN-HOWARD
Corporate Communications, Advisory Board Member

Rossanna Punzalan-Howard is the official spokesperson for CAN.

Phavon Sage
Advisory Board Member

Pre-Med major at Old Dominion University, associate producer of CAN Help! TV.

Phavon Sage
Phavon Sage
Advisory Board Member
Phavon Sage
Advisory Board Member

Pre-Med major at Old Dominion University, associate producer of CAN Help! TV.

Testimonial & Clients


  • Patti Johnson, Shining Light Homes Ministry

    Patti Johnson, Shining Light Homes Ministry

    Thank you Compassion Advocacy Network for all the donations and support that you have given us. Our moms are blessed because of what you do to help us be a blessing to single moms in our community.
  • Chris Saltzman

    Chris Saltzman

    The passion that they have for helping others inspires me to do as much as I can to promote for them.​
  • Patti Johnson, Shining Light Homes Ministry

    Thank you Compassion Advocacy Network for all the donations and support that you have given us. Our moms are blessed because of what you do to help us be a blessing to single moms in our community.
  • Chris Saltzman

    The passion that they have for helping others inspires me to do as much as I can to promote for them.​

Privacy and Terms Button

Contact Us

CONTACT C.A.N.

3131 Azalea Garden Road, Suite A Norfolk, VA 23513 | Phone: (757) 622-8226 Fax: 757-716-4745 | Email: contact@wecannetwork.org