OneHope27 began in 2013 with a small group of foster parents and professionals who want to see the local Church and community more involved in foster care. reading-stories-300x200In 2014 we received our 501(c)(3) non-profit status and in 2015 we became members of The Christian Alliance For Orphans.

The number of children in foster care in the U.S. has grown from an average of 200,000 to currently over 437,000.  To help battle this crisis, OneHope27 has worked to connect local churches and communities to provide hope and support to those involved in foster care. Our organization has focused on providing basic material items that children in foster care often lack, including pajamas, clothes and a proper bag to transport their belongings.  We also connect and mentor individuals wanting to get involved with foster care, have hosted career fairs for youth in care and created a resource to help individuals engaging in foster care as well as those who are supporting them.

In 2020 we will open a support home for young moms with children removed from their care for the first time to build community and connection. We believe this will lead to quicker and more successful reunifications, resulting in stronger families and a stronger city. We are for families and we are for Milwaukee.


Board Officers

Charonne Ganiere

President, Executive Director and Founder

OneHope27, Inc.


Kevin Ganiere

Vice President, Co-Founder

Supervisor of End User Services

Milwaukee Tool


Greg Edlund



CFO Unlimited


Keri Abegglen

Secretary and Business Administrator

OneHope27, Inc.


Board of Directors

Marla Seay

School Counselor

Milwaukee Public Schools


Carrie Sgarlata

District Literacy Coach

Glendale River Hills School District


George Matthews

General Manager

Russ Darrow Honda 


OneHope27 does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

OneHope27 is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


Thank you to our partners for your generosity and support 

Green Bay Packers Foundation

The Kaztex Foundation

TMJ4 The Morning Blend

First Financial Bank

Shorepoint Church

City Reformed Church

Wauwatosa Congregational Church

Life Church

World Impact Ministries

Eagle Park Brewing

Bridge Church