Galatians 6:2 Inc (dba Hope 4 Communities)
518 13th Street W
Bradenton FL 34205

We ensure that all children who are homeless and in need are prepared for school by initiating Days 4 Hope and coaching faith-based organizations to develop relationships with children and families.

CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Pam Hawn
Board Chair Mr. Dean Dancer
Board Chair Affiliation UBS Financial Services
General Info
Organization DBA
Hope 4 Communities
Former Names
Hope Kids Community
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1998
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of Determination - Galatians 6:2View
Other Documents
H4C Partners (expanded)View
Impact Statement

Through our 2017 Days 4 Hope season we accomplished...

1) Served 2,324 homeless and needy children with all the essentials to begin the first day of school with confidence.
2) Organized 3250 volunteers through local churches to serve homeless and needy children and their families. 
3) Expanded Days 4 Hope to 13 locations in two counties (Sarasota and Manatee).
4) Recruited 31 Partnering Churches and hundreds of Community Partners to serve local homeless and needy children and their families.
Goals as we "Continue Hope":
1) Strengthen connections between the serving churches and the families served through Days 4 Hope. 
2) Engage more of the faith community to host Days 4 Hope in 2018. 
3) Expand Days 4 Hope into South Sarasota County and Central Manatee County.
4) Raise more donations, so that no child is left behind in 2018.
5) Track outcome measurements through Days 4 Hope and Continuing Hope (attendance, grades, volunteer hours, mentors, school/community partnerships, etc.) 
Needs Statement
The Top 5 most pressing needs for Hope 4 Communities are:
1) $15,000 to bring on staff for expansion into South Sarasota County and Central Manatee County.  
2) $11,000 to purchase backpacks for Days 4 Hope events to be held in July and August 2018. $4 per backpack x 2,750 children.  
3) $27,500 for Care Bag Items - shampoo, conditioner, body wash, Kleenex, comb, brush, hand sanitizer, deodorant, lotion and lip balm.  $1 each x 10 items = $10 per child x 2,750 children 
4)  Volunteer Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Hygienists, Hair Stylists, Barbers and Photographers to serve at Days 4 Hope on July 21st, July 28th or August 4th 2018 in Sarasota or Manatee County.
5)  Three talented individuals who would like to volunteer for Hope 4 Communities Board of Directors. 
Background Statement

In August of 2009 Back to School with Hope was birthed as a community outreach project to prepare 200 homeless children for the new school year.  In it's first year, Back to School with Hope organized 200 volunteers and raised $25,000 for these children.  In addition, each child received a medical exam, dental exam/cleaning and floss treatment, resource for a free eye exam and reader glasses if necessary, haircut, school and family portrait, new backpack filled with all the needed school supplies, a care bag of personal care items, a $50 gift card for new clothes/uniforms, a $25 gift card for new shoes, a bike helmet, bike safety instruction, a personal safety ID card from the Sheriff Dept, and more.  These children and their families were provided meals throughout the day and fun interactive activities such as nail painting and face painting.  Local first responders showed up to support the outreach and interact with the children, families, and volunteers.  Many individuals and agencies were present to share invaluable resources. It was a day that gave purpose, peace, and hope to all!

Days 4 Hope are the beginning of a continuing connection between families and churches.  Churches invite the families back for church service, Sunday school, youth group, providing Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas gifts …helping them move into better living arrangements, helping with car repair and job searches, …sponsoring kids in sports programs and for holiday programs. The list goes on… Making a difference in the lives of these students.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Religion- Related
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Hope 4 Communities is presently a young but maturing organization going through the growing pains of rapid expansion and limited staff to keep up with the demand for serving homeless and needy children in our community. One of our strengths is our Executive Director, Pam Hawn, and the passion she brings to serving homeless and needy children (along with their families) in our community. Another strength is the collaboration of the community and churches coming together to make a difference in these children and families lives. In 2017 we had over 3,000 volunteers from doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, photographers, hair stylist, church members, service clubs, etc. assist over 2,300 homeless and needy children with all the essentials to begin the first day of school on an even playing field with their peers. This year was our largest ever and our goal is to have every school in Sarasota and Manatee County partnered with a church. Our challenges are from our rapid growth and limited resources. In order to meet our goal of partnering every school with a church, we need administrative help to free up some of Pam's time to network and expand our services in both counties. Our volunteer board is a small working board in need of additional talent to help us facilitate grant applications, collaborate between churches and community partners for Days 4 Hope and continuing hope, track and measure our success in the schools and plan the next five to ten years as we mature. Our future is very bright and we are blessed to serve the youth in our community through Hope 4 Communities. We look forward to the next generation as proud contributors and difference makers in our community. Thanks for all your support and confidence.

Dean Dancer

Board Chair

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

My personal dream would be to have a Day 4 Hope in every community, Pam states, I live in a rich community, most of us do…we live in a rich country. The idea that there are homeless children breaks my heart. We look at third world countries and sadly expect to see the poverty, but in our own backyards when there is such an obvious abundance of wealth and children are going without, that is what stirs my holy discontent.

Providing homeless and needy children with a back to school event on a local church campus.  Each child receives a medical exam, dental exam/cleaning and floss treatment, eye exam, haircut, school and family portrait, new backpack filled with all the needed school supplies, a care bag of personal care items, a $50 gift card for and/or new clothes/school uniform, a $25 gift card for and/or new shoes and meals throughout the day.
Budget $408,650
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Short Term Success
During 2017 Days 4 Hope, over 3 weekends, on 13 campuses, with 31 partnering churches, approximately 2324 needy children will begin the first day of school of an even playing field with their peers resulting in better self-esteem, better attendance and better grades.   An army of approximately 3250 volunteers made this happen! :)
Long Term Success
The ultimate change that will result from Days 4 Hope will be a community with no homeless families and all needy children productive students and contributors in their community. 
Program Success Monitoring
Manatee and Sarasota Schools administration and guidance counselors track improved attendance and grades for students participating in a Day 4 Hope. The program has grown from 200 students in 2009 to serving 2324 in 2017.   
Program Success Examples
Wendy Mungillo, Principal at Ballard Elementary, participated in her first Day 4 Hope and noticed on the first day of school the improved self-esteem and preparedness of her students that attended. She reached out to a family enrolled but not attending school and discovered they did not have the means to provide the essentials for their children to begin school.  Wendy provided all their essentials through resources from the Day 4 Hope and the children are now productive students at her school.
Program Comments by Organization
We are blessed and honored to be part of the Hope 4 Communities network of schools, congregations, government, professionals, and community partners who made sure over 2300 area children in need started school with their needs met. Shared by Trinity United Methodist Church, Sarasota
This amazing annual event was coordinated by Hope 4 Communities. By working together with volunteers and other nonprofit organizations, such as Serve Florida, we were able to help these children begin their first day back at school with dignity. Shared by Jim and Chris Foubister, Directors Serve Florida
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Pam Hawn
CEO Term Start July 2009
CEO/Executive Director Email

Pam Hawn is a Wife and Mom with a huge heart for her community. Throughout Pam’s life she has served with many outreaches geared specifically for the homeless…her growing up years in New York, developed Pam’s heart at an early age for the hurting and the lost. Since moving to Florida in 1981 her passion grew to help those who go without. Pam continued being involved with many organizations who shared her same passion for the homeless.

In spring of 2009 when our economy was appearing sluggish at best, Pam and her husband, Mark recognized that there was going to be a change of lifestyle. Being self employed in their family business they were beginning to feel the effect of the changing economy. At the same time Pam shares that God laid on her heart that despite the struggles she is to remember her heartbeat for the homeless and as it was getting harder for her and Mark to provide for their three children, how were the Moms and Dads in the homeless community providing for their children??

That began a passion in Pam that lives out today. Matthew 25:35-36 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 3250
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A

Hope 4 Communities ~ Collaboration in 4 Key Areas:

1.  Churches:  Awaken North Port, Bee Ridge Presbyterian, Christ Presbyterian Bradenton, Church of Palms, Church of the Holy Spirit Osprey, Church of the Nativity Episcopal Church, Church of the Redeemer, Covenant Life, Crosspointe Manatee, First Church, Grace Bible Bradenton, Grace, Grace Community Bible Venice, Grace Life, Grace United Methodist Venice, Gulf Gate, Light of the World, Myakka City, Old Miakka United Methodist, Peace Presbyterian LWR, Redemption Manatee, Sarasota Baptist, SIesta Key Chapel, St Armands Lutheran, St Wilfred Episcopal, The Bridge Venice, The Lift, The Shore, The Tabernacle, Trinity Presbyterian Venice, Trinity United Methodist, Venice Presbyterian

2.  Schools:  Abel, Alta Vista, Ashton, Atwater, Bay Haven, Brookside, Emma E, Freedom, Fruitville, Garden, Glen Allen, Gocio, Gulf Gate, Heron Creek, Imagine NP, Imagine SRQ, Kinnen, LWR HighLaurel Nokomis, McIntosh, Nolan, Oak Park, Oneco, Philippi, Sarasota County School Board, Sarasota MS, Southeast, Southside, Student Leadership, Tara, Taylor Ranch, Team Success, Tuttle, Venice El, Wilkinson, Woodland, YMCA Schoolhouse Link

3.  Our Families...<3
4.  Partners: All Faiths Food Bank, Baycross Christian Family Foundation, Blaze Pizza, Child Protection Center, Childrens World, Chipotle, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Fire Depts., Goodwill Manasota, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Health Depts., Home Depot, It Works Global, Kiwanis, Libraries, Lions Clubs, Lowes, Manatee Community Foundation, Michael Saunders, Old Navy, OPL Charities, Panera, Payless Shoes, Police Depts., Salvation Army, Serve FL, Sheriff Depts., Square 1, The Joy FM, The Patterson Foundation, The Templeton Foundation, UBS, Whole Foods, WSRQ, YMCAs, ~ 100s more available in a document - inc. Businesses, Dental Practices, Foundations, Government, Hair Salons, Individuals, Media, Medical Practices, NonProfits, Organizations, Photography Studios, and Restaurants, etc... 

External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Champions of HopeFlorida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council2016
Certificate of RecognitionSarasota County Government2017
ProclamationThe City of Sarasota2017
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2018
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization Expanded list of Collaboration Partners is attached to Plan Docs under Other 3
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Dean Dancer
Company Affiliation UBS Financial Services
Board Term Apr 2015 to Apr 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs Elizabeth Agren Founder and President The Articulate Baby, LLC
Mr Stephen Agren Regional Manager AtriCure, Inc., and Founder/President AFstrokeRisk, LLC
Mrs. Cean Cerny Community Volunteer
Mr. Dean Dancer UBS Financial Services
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 73
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2018
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $293,599.00
Projected Expenses $283,488.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$259,307$166,378$27,649
Administration Expense$24,181$62,246$2,796
Fundraising Expense$0$0$16,447
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.080.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%73%59%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%39%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $293,599Fundraising $195,698Contributions, gifts, grants $23,339
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Contributions, gifts, grants $50,790Fundraising $18,404
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited  Profit & Loss compilation.  Balance sheet accounts are reflected under Galatians 6:2 under sponsorship arrangement and are reported in a consolidated manner on Form 990.  Financial information on Form 990 represents combined financial information for all Galatians 6:2 organizations.
Nonprofit Galatians 6:2 Inc (dba Hope 4 Communities)
Address 518 13th Street W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone 941 544-4850