AMERICAN CHILDHOOD CANCER ORGANIZATION INLAND NORTHWEST

because kids can't fight cancer alone!

aka ACCOIN   |   Spokane, WA   |  www.acco.org/inlandnw/

Mission

To educate, support, serve and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Leslie Woodfill

Board President-Volunteer

Ms. Kim Dempsey

Main address

P.O. Box 8031

Spokane, WA 99203 USA

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Formerly known as

Candlelighters of the Inland Northwest

Inland Northwest Candlelighters

EIN

91-1890353

NTEE code info

Pediatrics (G98)

Cancer (G30)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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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?

New Patient Bags

Included in each rolling travel bag ( that can be used for frequent hospital visits) is: Information about childhood cancer – books, journals, and a binder full of tips from 30 years of parents’ experience
Toiletry items- thermometer, airborne, lip balm, hand lotion, soft tissues, hand sanitizer, q-tips, etc.
Essentials that have been requested over the years by parents/families/hospital staff – pill organizers, pill crushers, thermometers, wet wipes, pens, post-it notes, highlighters, etc.
Kindles
Gas and grocery cards
Etch-a-sketch, squishmallows, blanket, age appropriate additional toys, amazon gift cards

Population(s) Served
Families

At Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital pediatric oncology outpatient and ACCOIN office we have a stocked toy box to bring a smile to children visiting the hospital.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

When a child is diagnosed, many times one parent must quit working or take a great deal of time off work to attend to a demanding treatment protocol. This loss of income coupled with added expenses can create financial hardships for families already reeling with the news that their child has a life-threatening disease. Families in active treatment are eligible to apply for funds.

Population(s) Served
Parents

The Snack Basket provides food for children with cancer & their families, blood disorders, and other illnesses that are treated on the 3 East floor at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Many of the children (especially Leukemia patients) receive steroids as part of their treatment which increases their appetites. In addition, the snack basket is available to siblings and family members as our mission is to serve the whole family. There are approximately 25-30 families who wait for hours for their kids to be seen and treated.
Our need for funding for this program has increased due to the influx of patients and the because of the request of healthier snacks in the baskets we provide.
The families we serve are from Washington, Idaho, Montana, and travel to Spokane, Washington for treatment. 100% of funds remain in our communities to help children with cancer in the Inland NW.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year 2008

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

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?

    Parents and caregivers of children with cancer as well, of course, the child who is navigating a cancer diagnosis.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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AMERICAN CHILDHOOD CANCER ORGANIZATION INLAND NORTHWEST

Board of directors
as of 3/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kim Dempsey

Medtronic

Term: 2022 - 2024

Connie Hill-Bunch

Community Member

Eddie Wood

Medtronic

John Nelson

Wells Fargo

Greg McGuire

Gonzaga

Kim Dempsey

Medronic

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 03/16/2022

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