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 Howard B Goodrich
Board Chair Laurie Rosemeyer
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1983
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2018
State Registration Yes Apr 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
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 20% 2017 from 2016.
2.  In 2017, we used homelessness prevention funds from our agency, and agencies we partner with, to assist 156 households with rent/utilities and other need grants to help families maintain their homes and jobs.  
3. We strive 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, and shopping.  In addition, 150 families received fresh fruit and vegetables from the SPROUT Truck twice per month 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 needs.  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 goal for 2018 is to continue to service our clients, but our space is limited and does not provide quiet confidential area for interviews and meetings.  We need to expand by doubling the size of our Pantry and add 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 residents.  We may be a smaller, almost forgotten, community but our residents are in need of services.  It is very difficult for many of our poorer residents 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 are building a new Pantry and Social Service Center.  We will hire a general contractor in 2018. We have a floor plan, are working with an Architect for an elevation, and an engineer for a site plan. 
Needs Statement
1. We do receive food from All Faiths Food Bank much cheaper than 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 Food Drive, the Postal Food Drive and other food drives during the year.
2.   Our grants to clients for rent/mortgage/utilities assistance will be approximately $24,200 over and above the grants from Season of Sharing and others.  We must raise these funds to help our clients.
3.  Our volunteers are our best asset.  They are our driving force; 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 lifeline. 
Background Statement
January 26, 1983 Englewood Helping Hand, Inc was incorporated by Ministers of 6 local Churches, the Kiwanis Club and other concerned residents 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 dual-county community (Sarasota and Charlotte) to best serve our residents without duplicating services.  Englewood Helping Hand is the place in Englewood and the surrounding area to come for help: 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 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 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. 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 patience,  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 residents of our wonderful communities.    
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Our goal at Englewood Helping Hand is to prevent homelessness by helping needy individuals and families with groceries and emergency financial aid toward rent, utilities, transportation expenses, medical and other basic needs.
The creation of our charity is an example of what can be done when individuals from churches, civic organizations, homeowners associations, clubs, youth groups and businesses get together toward a solution to poverty.
The Greater Englewood Area is uniquely situated on the Cape Haze Peninsula and far from the human services available at the large charities and government agencies in our neighboring cities of Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.
Our objective to provide as many human services here as we can and it's important to us that everyone that visits here is treated with equality, dignity, respect and best of all a smiling face.. 
Howard Goodrich
Executive Director 
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 700 bags of food each month plus bread, dairy products, fresh produce & frozen meat.
We receive donated food,  personal hygiene products, paper goods and cleaning products 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 ever 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, and even then rents become out of reach. 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 20% 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 dual-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 our area toward proper nutrition and food security.  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 by allowing other agencies that have the skills and degrees to counsel and educate 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 Howard B Goodrich
CEO Term Start Feb 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email howgood156@live.com
Church-based Outreach Ministry 5 Years helping clients obtain food, government benefits and financial aid.
Former Project Manager, Telephone Engineer and Budget Administration. 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Administrator Aimee Kirvin Jan 2013 - Feb 2016
Administrator Victoria Rice Jan 2010 - Feb 2013
Senior Staff
Cheryl Goodrich Client Services
Martha Martin Operations Manager
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 250
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
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
Accident and Injury Coverage
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Laurie Rosemeyer
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email laurierosemeyer@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
Board Member Christine Garrison Brand Realty& Associates
Secretary Rose Hipps Retired
Vice President Mark Rennie Retired
President Laurie Rosemeyer Retired
Board Member Marge Sandness Retired
Treasurer Jude Schumacher retired
Board Member Helen Stephan Retired
Board Member Dale Whipple Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 97
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
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Human Resources / Personnel
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Capital Campaign
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Donor Services
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Governance Comments by Organization Ours is a work in process; we have attended meeting at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.  We  rewrote our By Laws and made changes to our 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.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
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 need to add offices/conference room for staff and 2 to be available at no charge to other nonprofit or Government Organizations so they can service our clients.  We are actively seeking help and ideas for fundraising.
Campaign Goal $480,000.00
Campaign Dates Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Amount Raised To Date 300000 as of Dec 2017
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$76,686$309,285$67,991
Administration Expense$12,868$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.501.041.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$430,565$384,390$380,992
Current Assets$426,976$381,852$380,992
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,503$1,365$1,487
Total Net Assets$429,062$383,025$379,505
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $57,841Contributions, gifts, grants $302,313Contributions, gifts, grants $75,658
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $43,318Investment Income $14,091Investment Income $7,591
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $29,380Fundraising $5,0880 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities284.08279.75256.22
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
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.  Financial information for 2017 taken solely from the unaudited compilations as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Englewood Helping Hand Inc
Address 700 E Dearborn St
Englewood, FL 34295
Phone 941 474-5864