Compassion Is Contagious.
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There are thousands of forgotten seniors in our community, and they need our help.

The Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) recognizes Compassion Advocacy Network, Inc. (C.A.N.) as a Section 501( c )( 3 ) public charity. Gifts to C.A.N. are tax-deductible in the U.S.A. Federal Tax ID# 11-3754548.
Creating Life-Changing Moments


We conduct “1-to-1” simple acts of kindness uplifting thousands of people in our community each year. We have developed programs tailored to meet a variety of needs. Our lineup includes providing basic necessities to our forgotten elderly, and residents of nursing homes, fundraising for families with children suffering from cancer, and ongoing support to other local charities.


C.A.N. has given over $100,000 in direct support to families financially devastated due to homelessness or battling cancer.

1 Million

Over 1M items of high-quality soups, simple meals, snacks, healthy beverages, clothing, personal care & household products.


Over 65,000 CAN Help bags with food and basic necessity items

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The effects of social isolation, ​financial hardship, homelessness and ​food insecurity contribute to a lower ​quality of life. Those impacted by ​these challenges face a sense of ​hopelessness and everyday struggle, ​and we can’t help but feel the effects ​of that.
What does lending a helping hand ​look like for this population? It looks ​like sending cancer-stricken children ​to summer day camps to show they ​are loved and not forgotten. It’s ​hosting social events for isolated ​elderly and nursing home residents ​not regularly visited by family or ​friends. And it is fundraising for ​families and kids with cancer.

A little compassion goes a long way!

2022 Was A Great Year...

But There's More Work To Be Done

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"I was wheel-chair bound after a bad ​motorcycle accident and CAN came out to ​build a ramp on my house. They were ​generous about coming out, and never ​asked for anything. It was really hear-​warming that there's still people out there ​that want to do for people that can't do for ​themselves"

Robert Barnes
- Suffolk, VA Resident

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