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What is the Compassion Advocacy Network?

C.A.N. is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is teaching the world how to love through simple acts of kindness by putting compassion into action.

What We Do

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, residents of nursing homes, fundraising for families with children suffering from cancer, and ongoing support to other local charities.  

We invest financial support from sponsors into the lives of people

The Results

  • Gave over $60,000 in direct support to
    families’ financially devastated
    battling cancer to help offset expenses.
  • Hosted parties for isolated elderly and
    residents of nursing homes not visited
    regularly by family or friends.
  • Distributed over 30,500 CAN Help! Bags filled with food and/or personal care items.
  • Sponsored numerous camps and
    activities for kids battling cancer to
    show they are not forgotten.
  • Teach integrity to developing young
    adults through financial literacy and
    entrepreneurial education.
  • Distributed over 383,000 items of high
    quality soups, simple meals, snacks,
    healthy beverages, clothing, personal
    care & household products.


  • 2013 VOLUNTEER Achievement
    (VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads)
  • 2016 Best of Norfolk Award in the Non-Profit
    (Norfolk Award Program)
  • 2016 Parachurch/Non-Profit Leadership Award
    (Global Empowerment Network)
  • 2016 Greater24 Peoples List
  • 2019 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT (GreatNonprofits)