SAMS HOPE

Keeping Pets and Their People Together

Wyndmoor, PA   |  http://www.samshope.org

Mission

Of the many millions of dogs and cats surrendered to shelters or abandoned each year in the United States, approximately one million surrenders/abandonments were due to the owners financial inability to provide for the basic needs of their pets; pet food and veterinary care. Our Mission is a Simple One - To save the lives of companion animals by keeping them out of shelters (where they face a very uncertain future*), and with their families. We achieve our mission through the following programs: •Sam's Hope Pet Food Assistance Program •Sam's Hope Veterinary Care Assistance Program •Sam's Hope Meals for the Pets of the Homebound & Elderly Program *Approximately 50% of pets surrendered to shelters never find a new home, and sadly, are euthanized.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Ms. Marianne Iaquinto

Secretary / Treasurer

Mr. Paul Gioquindo

Main address

901 E Willow Grove Ave Ste A

Wyndmoor, PA 19038 USA

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EIN

45-4442014

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Of the many millions of dogs and cats surrendered to shelters or abandoned each year in the United States, approximately one million surrenders/abandonments were due to the owners financial inability to provide for the basic needs of their pets; pet food and veterinary care.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sam's Hope Pet Food Assistance Program

Sam's Hope provides pet food assistance to poor elderly ill, disabled and unemployed pet owners in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Pet food is distributed via five food pantries, two pet food pantries, two in-home support programs and directly to pet owners in need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

Sam's Hope provides veterinary care assistance to the pets of the poor elderly, ill, disabled and unemployed in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

Sam's Hope provides pet food assistance to homebound elderly pet owners via in-home support programs, home-delivered meals programs and directly to homebound & elderly pet owners in need.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with physical disabilities

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Of the many millions of dogs and cats surrendered to shelters or abandoned each year in the United States, approximately one million surrenders/abandonments were due to the owners financial inability to care for their pets.

Our goal is to significantly reduce the number of pet abandonments and surrenders to shelters by providing pet food and veterinary care assistance to elderly, disabled, ill, low-income and unemployed pets owners in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

We reach out to and work with other organizations who provide support services to the elderly, disabled, ill, low-income and unemployed.

Pet food is available at food pantries, where people receive their food.
Pet food for the homebound elderly is delivered to their homes.

We distribute services brochures via the food pantries and other support organizations for those who may not have access our services via the food pantries.

Sam's Hope is a small team of twenty five dedicated volunteers; each with a unique skill set and experience.

We form and maintain strong relationships with:

Corporate donors/suppliers, which ensures a steady supply of pet food for our programs.

Partner organizations, who deliver pet food to those in need.

Partner veterinarians, who deliver services at discounted fees, allowing us to provide care for more animals in need.

700,000+ lbs. Pet Food Distributed
437 Veterinary Care Assistance Grants Awarded; 288 Dogs & 149 Cats
365 Pets of the Homebound & Elderly Receiving Home-Delivered Pet Food & Supplies
Countless Lives Saved - Since July 2013

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Low income, homebound, elderly, ill, disabled, unemployed, underemployed pet parents.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, In-person & phone,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The creation of the CARES Fund, which provides for basic needs (not covered by our current programs) of our homebound, elderly, ill and disabled clients and their pets so that they can remain in their homes along with their pets.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    No, it hasn't changed the relationships we have with the people we serve...but they surely appreciate the extra help they are receiving through our expanded programs.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SAMS HOPE

Board of directors
as of 1/9/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Marianne Iaquinto


Board co-chair

Mr. Paul Gioquindo

Paul Gioquindo

Marianne Iaquinto

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/09/2022

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/02/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.