WELCOME TO THE

COMPASSION ADVOCACY

NETWORK

&

EDUCATE, ENRICH

EMPOWER

HOPE IS REAL

THROUGH SIMPLE ACTS OF KINDNESS

COMPASSION

PUT INTO ACTION

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CAN
C.A.N. HELP

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

CAN
Community Development Program
As a leader in the communities we serve, sharing our resources with 40 other organizations our C.A.N. Help! ™ Bags are designed to provide immediate help to the most needy. The bags contain everyday essentials. Each is custom-filled to meet the individual family needs. So far, we have distributed over 30,000 C.A.N. Help! ™ Bags.
C.A.N. Impacts Lives
We invest financial support from sponsors into the lives of people. 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. Teach integrity to developing young adults through financial literacy and entrepreneurial education. The result of our investments in educational and enrichment programs for at-risk students is many of the kids involved, suddenly began to thrive.
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Programs

CAN
HELP!™ PROGRAMS

“We are teaching the world how to love through simple acts of kindness by putting compassion into action.”

Operation “Sweet” heart™

Operation “Sweet” heart™ serves the isolated elderly and residents of nursing homes throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. We conduct , 1 to 1  visits with residents such as watermelon socials, C.A.N. Help!™ bags delivered each month for residents birthday’s, and other activities.  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.

The C.A.N Help!™ Bag

The C.A.N. Help!™ Bag is a simple brown paper bag in which we deliver simple acts of kindness  to at-risk and  needy populations such as isolated elderly, nursing home residents, families & children with cancer, schools supplies for at-risk kids, and others. Every month C.A.N. Help!™ Bags are filled with food and/or personal care items purchased by donors on our behalf, such as high quality soups, simple meals, snacks, healthy beverages, clothing, personal care & household products.

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 will conduct a fundraising event to raise money to help them during their time of need to help offset utility bills and food costs. We want them to know they are not alone! So far, we have given over $40,000 in direct support to families’ financially devastated battling cancer to help offset expenses.

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.


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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!

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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.

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.

Jason Armogida
Advisory Board Chair

Chairs a 7-Member Advisory Board that is responsible for guiding the organization into the proper direction for growth and sustainability.

Jason Armogida
Jason Armogida
Advisory Board Chair
Jason Armogida
Advisory Board Chair

Chairs a 7-Member Advisory Board that is responsible for guiding the organization into the proper direction for growth and sustainability.

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.

Suzan Czoschke
Advisory Board Member

Suzan Czoschke is an Advisory Board Member, a 30-year Navy veteran and a Director with the Pampered Chef.

Suzan Czoschke
Suzan Czoschke
Advisory Board Member
Suzan Czoschke
Advisory Board Member

Suzan Czoschke is an Advisory Board Member, a 30-year Navy veteran and a Director with the Pampered Chef.

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.​

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Contact Us

CONTACT C.A.N.

3131 Azalea Garden Road, Suite A Norfolk, VA 23513 | Phone: (757) 622-8226 Fax: 757-716-4745 | Email: [email protected]