Blocker Norfolk YMCA and CAN launch ‘Show us your “sweet” heart.’

Local charitable organization and YMCA converge to help at-risk children in Norfolk, VA this winter with promotional event, which gives the entire family an opportunity to participate.
Feb. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Portsmouth, VA – Compassion Advocacy Network, which ministers to a multitude of nursing home residents and to inner city young people ages five to eighteen in the greater Hampton Roads area, launched its ‘Show us your “sweet” heart’ event at The Blocker Norfolk YMCA .

Little heart shaped decals with the name; age and need of a child are prominently displayed throughout the downtown facility. YMCA members have the opportunity to help provide poor neighbors with at risk children with items ranging from, socks, shirts, household cleaning supplies, grocery items, food to eye glasses to a warm bed set to sleep in. “We are delighted and appreciate the out pouring of support. This marks the second time the “Y” has step up.”, says Rev. Johnathan Stanley, co-founder and Chairman of CAN.  

In December, Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA; Portsmouth Effingham YMCA and Greenbrier North YMCA Wellness & Racquetball Center were recognized by CAN as a recipient of its “Sweet” heart Award. The “Sweet” heart Award is presented six times yearly by Compassion Advocacy Network to recognize companies or individuals who support its programs through outstanding community involvement and philanthropic giving.  

"The Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA is honored to have an opportunity to help further the Y's mission in the Norfolk Community through our partnership with the inspired work done daily by the Compassion Advocacy Network. Through our combined efforts, we are able to support a community focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.” says Christine DeBastiani, marketing director at Blocker Norfolk.

‘Show us your “sweet” heart’ runs through the 3rd week in March. For more information on how you can participate please contact the “Y” at 757-622-9622 or Compassion Advocacy Network at 757-485-3811.

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Compassion Advocacy Network, Inc., ministers to a multitude of nursing home residents and to inner city young people ages five to eighteen. "We put compassion into action by breaking down walls and building bridges. "™
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