Better Business Bureau Report for
Mito Camp

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Mito Camp
Address: 2522 Kingston St
  Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 713-526-8817
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2010, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as now enacted or hereafter amended, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that also qualify as Section 501(c)(3) exempt organizations. To this end, the corporation shall raise funds and solicit donations for the purpose of organizing and providing the necessary fees and support to send children and adults with Mitochondrial Disease to camp.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Mito Camp meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Mito Camp is for children with Mito, their families as well as adults with Mito and their caretakers. For most of the campers this is the first time and possibly the only opportunity to experience those few joys that normal people enjoy. It is also the chance for those who have never talked to other Mito patients to share and learn how others are coping with this devastating genetic disease that has no cure. The camp is held at a special purpose camp in Burton Texas, a Section 501(c)(3) exempt organization. This barrier free facility was specifically built and is operated to cater to those with disabilities. There are no fees for a camper, caretaker, children and family members to attend the Mito Camp. All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, will be used to provide the necessary fees and support to send individuals to camp.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Mito Camp's program expenses were:

Camp 24,399
Total Program Expenses: $24,399
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Chief Executive : Melody Braun-Wilds, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: None

Co-Chair of the Board : Charles Wilds

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Flight Attendant

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 0

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $32,274, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Mito Camp's IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Private Donations 19,099
Corporate Donations 13,175
Total Income $32,274


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 7%  Other Expenses: 2%

Total income $32,274
Program expenses $24,399
Fund raising expenses 541
Administrative expenses 1,864
Other Expenses 530
Total expenses $27,334
Income in Excess of Expenses 4,940
Beginning net assets 14,190
Ending net assets 19,130
Total liabilities 915
Total assets $20,045

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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