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I CAN HELP. YOU CAN HELP. WE CAN Help. 

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

COMPASSION IS CONTAGIOUS. PASS IT ON!

Since 2003, the Compassion Advocacy Network has done what our name implies - we advocate for a more compassionate world and put that advocacy into action. Our focus involves conducting simple acts of kindness that benefit isolated seniors in need.

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Over 1250 isolated seniors battling hunger, isolationism, and cancer helped through CAN programming.

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Over 147 veterans helped through our CAN Help! Program.

We’ve found that although the forgotten population can be of any age, they are often the elderly- the most vulnerable of the vulnerable.

 

What happens when a person gets older and finds that securing basic housing, food, healthcare or even basic personal care items are beyond their means? But also, they may be estranged from or have outlived their family or friends?

 

That's where CAN steps in with  “1-to-1” simple acts of kindness uplifting thousands of people in our community each year. Why? We simply owe it to those who are at their most vulnerable to provide a life of dignity, compassion and security.

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A lot of residents at Tucker House are on a fixed-income. While I'm lucky to have grandchildren that help, CAN brings the groceries to our apartments-which is really helpful to the seniors who are in wheel-chairs or are bed-ridden.

Delores Phillips

-Norfolk, VA Resident

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Over 8,000 families served throughout Virginia, North & South Carolina, Florida, and throughout the United States.

CREATING LIFE-CHANGING MOMENTS
1 -TO- 1

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DONATIONS THAT GO TO THOSE THAT NEED THEM!

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's packing a CAN help bag complete with basic care needs and food items. 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 dealing with cancer.

 

A little compassion goes a long way!

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$100K

Over $100K donated in direct support to families financially devastated by cancer and homelessness.

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

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

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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 heart-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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BUT THERE'S MORE WORK TO BE DONE 

2023 WAS A GREAT YEAR!

EVENTS

Upcoming Events

  • CAN Help! Bag Preparation Day
    CAN Help! Bag Preparation Day
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 21
    Norfolk
    Mar 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Norfolk, Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA, USA
    Mar 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Norfolk, Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA, USA
    We're looking for CAN-Helpers to help inventory, sort, and stuff our CAN Help! bags in preparation for our mobile pantry, Compassion on the Move, where we supplement much needed groceries and basic care items for isolated seniors.
  • Compassion On The Move Mobile Food Pantry
    Compassion On The Move Mobile Food Pantry
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 22
    Paula Maria Village | Hampton, VA.
    Mar 22, 2024, 1:30 PM – Mar 23, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Paula Maria Village | Hampton, VA., 100 Martha Lee Dr, Hampton, VA 23666, USA
    Mar 22, 2024, 1:30 PM – Mar 23, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Paula Maria Village | Hampton, VA., 100 Martha Lee Dr, Hampton, VA 23666, USA
    Become a CAN-Helper! by volunteering to help us distribute much-needed supplemental groceries and basic care items for isolated seniors in Hampton, VA.
  • 4th Annual Adopt Someone Forgotten Golf Tournament
    4th Annual Adopt Someone Forgotten Golf Tournament
    Mon, Jun 17
    Greenbrier Country Club
    Jun 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jun 18, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Greenbrier Country Club, 1301 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320, USA
    Jun 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jun 18, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Greenbrier Country Club, 1301 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320, USA
    CAN is excited to host our golf tournament to help benefit the elderly and the in-firmed in the Hampton Roads area. This is your opportunity to have a great time, network, and support the forgotten elderly, children with cancer, and US veterans.

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