Englewood Helping Hand Inc
700 E Dearborn St
Englewood FL 34223
Englewood Helping Hand, Inc is a community-supported human service agency that provides food, rent/utility and other assistance to our clients as well as referral services to  other agencies in both Sarasota and Charlotte Counties, working to prevent homelessness.          
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Lori-Nan Mihaley
Board Chair Affiliation Lori-Nan Mihaley, PA
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1983
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
1.  We continue to expand the quantity and quality of the food we distribute to include meats, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as additional other food items with the assistance of All Faiths Food Bank. Our services increased 15% 2016 from 2015.
2.  In 2016 we  used  homelessness prevention funds from our agency and agencies we partner with to assisted 131 households  with rent/utilities and other need grants that help the families maintain their home and jobs.  
3. We strives to meet our client's needs and provides toiletries, adult and children's diapers and other items not available for purchase with SNAP (food stamps).  We provide bus passes for SCAT (Sarasota public transportation so clients can go to work, doctors, shopping and other travel needs. In addition 120 families received fresh fruit and vegetables from the SPROUT Truck via our coordination with All Faiths Food Bank,
4.  We coordinate with other agencies to help service the people in our area (both Sarasota and Charlotte County) so they can obtain  human service counseling, job training & other needed.  Our goal is to assist clients to maintain their housing, employment and quality of life.
5. We help to give those in need the skills and resources to improve their quality of life. Hunger relief, homelessness prevention and linking those in need to the appropriate services in the Community .  Our goal is to give people a hand up not a hand out.
Our top goals for 2017 are to continue to service our clients but our space is limited and does not provide quiet confidential space for interviews and meetings.  We need to expand by doubling the size of our Pantry and having more small private rooms for one on one meetings with our clients as well as to allow other agencies to come to Englewood (we are a little out of the way) so they can service our residence.  We may be a smaller almost forgotten community but our residence are in need of services.  It is very difficult for many of our poorer residence to travel to Port Charlotte, Venice or Sarasota for appointments so we want to offer other agencies the use of  our facility at no charge to service those in need      We plan to go to bid with contractors some time in of 2017, we are working with an Architect to fine tune our plans. 
Needs Statement
1. . We do get  food from All Faiths Food Bank much cheaper then what we paid for in the past but the volume distributed greatly increased. We spend approximately  $7000  for food.  This is over and above donated food we receive from volunteers, Feed the Harbor, the Postal Food Drive and other fund raisers during the year.
2.   Our grants to clients for rent/mortgage/utilities is approximately $24,200 over and above the grants from Season or Sharing and others.  We must raise these funds to help our clients.
3.  We are starting to gear up our building campaign as we outgrew the Pantry and have no private rooms for client  meetings or space for other agencies to service our community needs.  We anticipate the need to raise an additional $250,000 to $300,000 to cover the costs to build so we are actively seeking help and ideas for fundraising to help with this project.
 4.  As always our current volunteers are our biggest and best asset.  They are our driving force. There is no dollar amount associated with this. But good caring  PEOPLE who believe in what we do at the Pantry, working with our clients, helping with our fundraising activities and other activities is our bloodline anyone that would  donate their time and ideas would be greatly appreciated and needed.
Background Statement
January 26, 1983 Englewood Helping Hand, Inc was incorporated by Ministers of 6 local Churches, the Kiwanis Club and other concerned residences of our community.  They saw the  need to help those struggling in our small out of the way fishing village.  They saw the Organization as a way for this duel county community (Sarasota and Charlotte) to best serve our residence with out duplicating services.  Englewood Helping Hand is the place in Englewood and the surrounding area to come for help be it food/temporary financial support or human services.  We try to alleviate the need for our clients to travel to Port Charlotte, Sarasota or Venice to obtain services.  Many lack or have poor means of transportation and would have a difficult time trying to obtain the services elsewhere.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments We service the area from El Jobean in Charlotte County to South Venice  in Sarasota County and everywhere in between including Englewood, Cape Haze, Grove City, Placida, Rotonda , South and Gulf Cove.  Zip codes include 34223, 34224, 33981, 34293.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
It is my pleasure and honor to be a part of Englewood Helping Hand.  The dedication and caring from everyone associated with this group never stops amazing me.  From the Captains and  Congregations of the 12 local churches that collect cans and stock the pantry on a weekly rotation, to the numerous local volunteers, businesses and organizations that we bank on to help and the strong truly "Working" Board of Directors I am eternally grateful.  Before we can ask for help someone is there to give that helping hand.  Somehow this Charity that started in 1983 has remained vibrant, caring and ready to  meet each challenge that seems to come in front of us.I guess when you know  that what you are doing is the right thing, and you have patients to keep taking baby steps  you will reach the right and needed goal.
Starting this building campaign is a frightening and  big undertaking but if you come take a tour of our current facility you know we MUST expand. I seek everyone's help and support as we continue to meet and service the residence of our wonderful communities.    
With the assistance of local volunteers including 12 Churches and All Faiths Food Bank and our dedicated staff we collect, stock and distribute an average of 565 bags of food each month plus bread, dairy products fresh produce & frozen meat when available.
We receive donated food  hygiene and other goods from the Community and pay a very discounted price to All Faiths Food Bank for the items we obtain from them. The budget figure includes the actual $ we pay for food not including the donated items.
Budget $7,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success
We feel our clients fall into two major categories
1.  The elderly and or disabled on fixed incomes that will always be our clients
2.  Those that fall into circumstances for whatever reason, loss of job health or what every may be the situation they need a helping hand for a short time to help them get back on their feet and avoid a long term problem or homelessness.
Long Term Success
For those that will always be our clients  like the elderly or disabled with limited income we are glad to always  be there to help out.
For those that just need a jump start we are grateful to be able to perform the service.  We feel we succeeded when, with our help a family becomes or regains their ability to be self sufficient.
Program Success Monitoring Success would be that less people need our services, this is not the case until the economy improves at all levels. we will need to continue to service our clients.  Food and shelter are an essential part of life.
Program Success Examples
With the distribution of meat, fruit and vegetables and helping to feed the kids during the summer when school meals are not available we feel that our clients have a better nutritional health.  Due to the current economic situation there has been a 15% increase in requests for our services.  We are trying to keep up with these needs.
Rent/utility/other need grants to clients to help those in financial difficulty.  We interview and assess the potential clients need, check to be sure they did not make the same request elsewhere and pay the provider of the service directly, never the client.  We use our funds and also provide the background check for the funds distributed by Season of Sharing, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, The Salvation Army, LIHEAP and any other organizations that would help to provide services to our clients.  The budget reflects just our monies used for services not the other organizations.
By paying one months rent (that is the maximum allowed), utilities and other financial assistance we help our clients maintain their housing employment and quality of life.  An example of other financial aid  we paid for tires so the husband could get to work to keep the family financially secure.
Budget $22,600
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Support
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success
With the rent/utility and other financial assistance we provide we help to keep those in need  of assistance off the streets and in their home.  This helps to maintain a safe environment for the children and others in the household.
Long Term Success These are short term grants to get families/and others in need out of harms way and allow them to remain in their homes.  If they are in need of long term assistance we would refer them to other Organizations that have the funding and skills to perform these tasks.
Program Success Monitoring
Not all needs fall into nice little boxes in 2015 we paid for employment background checks to help a client gain employment paid tow and storage bills for victims of domestic violence purchased a refrigerator for a grandmother that has custody of her infant grandchild paid for an ID license so a parent could board an airplane to bring her child to the Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati Paid for a bus ticket for a homeless man to return to his family (a request of the SC Sheriff's office) Paid the campground fee so a man could look for employment Paid vehicle repairs so the client could continue working.
Program Success Examples $65,557 was spent in 2015 to help pay for rent/electric and water bills. This benefited 199 households (255 adults, 24 seniors and 164 children). This was thru the joint efforts of Liheap, Season For Sharing, Care to Share Charlotte Cty Homeless Coalition and our own money.
Program Comments by Organization As the small duel county community that is out of the way and sometimes difficult to service due to distance and population we struggle to help those in need in the area to assist with proper nutrition and other needs.  We see the need to expand our Pantry as we are serving  an ever increasing number of clients.  We would also like to help to improve peoples lives if possible by allowing other agencies that have the skills and degrees to council and education people in our community so their lives can improve and become self sufficient. Our philosophy is to give a hand up not a hand out.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Martha Martin Administrative Assistant
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % n/a
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 250
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
We work with All Faiths Food Bank, Season of Sharing, Charlotte County Housing Coalition, Care to Share, Liheap & Harry Chapin Food Bank 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Lori-Nan Mihaley
Company Affiliation Lori-Nan Mihaley, PA
Board Term Feb 2015 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email EHH@Lori-Nanmihaley.com
Board Members
Board Members
Board Member Christine Garrison Brand Realty& Associates
Secretary Rose Hipps Retired
President Lori-Nan Mihaley Lori-Nan Mihaley, CPA, PA
Treasurer/VICE PRESIDENT Laurie Rosemeyer Retired
Board Member Dale Whipple Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 94
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Audit, Compliance and Controls
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Human Resources / Personnel
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Board Governance
Capital Campaign
Governance Comments by Organization Ours is a work in process, we have attending meeting at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.  We  rewrote our By Laws and made changes to are Articles of Incorporation.  Our Audit has been completed and on file at the Sarasota Community Foundation.  We are working on governance procedures and working at better communication and cooperation between the Board of Directors and the Staff.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $110,700.00
Projected Expenses $95,070.00
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 Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose We are in the beginning stages of a Capital Campaign to double the size of our pantry and add offices/conference room 2 for our staff and 2 to be available at no charge to other non profit or Government Organizations so they can service our clients
Campaign Goal $480,000.00
Campaign Dates Jan 2005 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date 194085 as of Dec 2016
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$67,991$105,788$85,474
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.221.221.35
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$380,992$364,750$340,692
Current Assets$380,992$364,750$313,843
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,487$501$0
Total Net Assets$379,505$364,249$340,692
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $75,658Contributions, gifts, grants $114,314Contributions, gifts, grants $95,214
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $7,591Investment Income $15,031Investment Income $20,044
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Fundraising $50 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities256.22728.04--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the Federal 990-EZ and financial compilations.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support. There are two 2015 990-EZs, one for the period 2/1/14-1/31/15 and another for the short period 2/1/15-12/31/15.
Nonprofit Englewood Helping Hand Inc
Address 700 E Dearborn St
Englewood, FL 34295
Phone 941 474-5864