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Pawsitively 4 Pink

Where giving is healing

Worcester, MA   |  www.Pawsitively4Pink.com

Mission

Pawsitively 4 Pink offers vital support to low-income women facing breast cancer in Massachusetts. Our mission is straightforward but deeply compassionate. We provide financial assistance, regardless of holistic or traditional therapy choices, for up to six months post-treatment. We also have a special affinity for dogs, rescuing and training them as emotional support companions for these women and their families. Our vision is clear and direct to empower and uplift those navigating the challenging path of breast cancer. Pawsitively 4 Pink is a source of tangible help and comfort. Join us in making a direct and meaningful impact in the lives of these resilient women, offering them a helping hand and a loyal companion on their journey to recovery.

Ruling year info

2019

CEO & Founder

Michelle Power

President of Pawsitively 4 Pink

Kathy Chapman

Main address

453a Lake Ave

Worcester, MA 01604 USA

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EIN

83-2579704

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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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?

Paws Initiative

Personalized: Understanding that every person who has been diagnosed with breast cancer has unique and individualized needs.
Assisted: Assisting in providing the resources necessary to meet those individualized needs.
Well Planned: Executing the individualized plan so that the day to day burdens during treatment are minimized.
Smile: By minimizing the day to day burdens, we hope to bring at least one smile a day along the journey back to health.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Health

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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Pawsitively 4 Pink

Board of directors
as of 05/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Malone

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Term: 2021 - 2024

Alisa Heenan

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Lauren Mulhearn

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Kathy Chapman

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Jaclyn Packard

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Amanda Belding

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Carmen Torres

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Virginia Sears

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Brynne Stark

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/1/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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