Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

MY HOPE CHEST

Making Women Whole Again

aka MHC

Seminole, FL

Mission

The purpose of My Hope Chest is to help restore self-esteem, dignity and confidence to breast cancer survivors by facilitating and funding, as needed, reconstructive surgery for those who do not have adequate financial means to afford such surgery and to educate survivors on their breast reconstruction options. In 2016, due to many referrals, we amended our granting criteria to include assisting with limited medical and non-medical bills for women in active treatment.

Notes from the Nonprofit

My Hope Chest has been a grassroots charity for all of our 15 years- our program is the most complex in breast cancer. The bulk of our progress truly began when the organization relocated to Florida in 2010 and the charity began again in Tampa Bay at year 7. Prior to this, the Founder was still in the aftermath of her own cancer diagnosis. We are very proud of the Founder's perseverance for My Hope Chest and work we do in our community and in our country for breast cancer survivors. Our program of breast reconstruction and or, medical bill pay assistance truly change the lives of our survivors and their entire families, who are also impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Our only wish is for larger recognition of our work (a PR Firm's help) to expose the awareness of the problem and help raise major funds to help MHC grow and eliminate our wait list! There is no price or measure for the "butterflies" we create and the women we make whole again in body, mind and spirit each year.

Ruling Year

2003

Principal Officer

Ms. Alisa Savoretti

Main Address

PO Box 3081

Seminole, FL 33775 USA

Keywords

breast reconstruction, free breast reconstruction, breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, uninsured cancer patients, breasts, cancer.

EIN

20-0299888

 Number

0458061262

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cancer (G30)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

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Creating Butterflies ~ Breast Reconstruction Surgery

New - Breast Reconstruction Education Phamplet

"Hope Floats for My Hope Chest ~ Annual National Campaign"

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The goal is for My Hope Chest to continue to restore, transform and complete the lives of breast cancer survivors living disfigured after the disease and, eliminate our wait list and keep up with the growing need, until there is a cure for breast cancer.

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Affiliations & Memberships

National Coalition of Breast Centers

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Financials

MY HOPE CHEST

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & 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

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes