Day 4 Hope

Day 4 Hope is an annual back to school event held in August and hosted by Christ Presbyterian Church. A Day 4 Hope provides homeless and needy children with everything they need to begin the first day of school with dignity.  Each child receives:

  • Medical Exam
  • Dental Exam/Cleaning Instruction
  • Eye Screening
  • Haircut
  • Child & Family Portrait
  • Backpack/School Supplies
  • Personal Care Bag & Items
  • $50 Gift Card for Clothes
  • $25 Gift Card for Shoes

Day 4 Hope, powered by volunteers, also involves the community. Individuals, agencies, and businesses work together to share their invaluable resources! Along with our general volunteers, we have Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Hygienists, Hairstylists, Barbers, and Photographers all giving of their talent and time to help kids in need in your own backyard.

Throughout this all day event, Christ Presbyterian Church serves all of the children and their families or guardians either:
Breakfast, followed by a mid-morning snack or
Lunch, followed by an afternoon snack

Our HOPEful outcome:

  • An opportunity to share God’s love for all of us and our love for others.
  • Each child and parent/guardian will leave with a better sense of self worth and image…ready to start the first day of school on an equal playing ground with their peers.  A better self worth and image creates a better attitude, attendance and grades.

How Each Of Us Can Help:

  • Volunteer.  We need many hands to make this successful!
  • Pray!  For the families coming, the volunteers, and the resources.  Pray God’s glory would shine and He would receive the praise and honor.
  • Give.  Donations in any amount will be accepted from both individuals and corporate sponsors.  Checks are payable to Christ Presbyterian Church with “Day 4 Hope” in the memo line.

What began in 2009 as one stay-at-home mom’s passion has blossomed into Hope 4 Communities along with numerous local churches (Christ Presbyterian Church included) and reaches over 2000 children in Manatee, Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties this year through Day 4 Hope.


Click here to watch a video on Day 4 Hope.

For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, please email Tom Cofer ( or Chris Conover (