Better Business Bureau Report for
Assistance League of Houston

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2015

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: Assistance League of Houston
Address: 1902 Commonwealth
  Houston, TX 77006-1836
Phone: 713-526-7983
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1966, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Assistance League of Houston is a volunteer organization committed to serving the educational and emotional needs of disadvantaged children and young adults, as well as families in crisis in the greater Houston area.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Assistance League of Houston meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Assistance League of Houston's volunteer programs work towards clothing, educating, and caring for children. They also care for families in crisis and support Texas artists. Assistance League of Houston volunteers touched the lives of over 8,000 children, families, and others in need during 2012-2013. Also, 227 dedicated volunteer members invested 21,400 service hours and returned an astounding $477,220 to the greater Houston community.

For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2013, Assistance League of Houston's program expenses were:

Operation School Bell 218,454
Scholarships 105,307
Support for the Arts 29,851
Celebration of Giving 17,850
The Kids on the Block 6,243
Total Program Expenses: $377,705
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board: Kathleen Hilterman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Board President

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 3

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


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 27% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $425,018, 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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Source of Funds  
Special events revenue 264,476
Thrift shop revenue 196,401
Contributions and grants 139,900
Membership 20,642
Investment returns 12,844
Other 9,195
Loss on investments -4,922
Less: cost of direct benefits to attendees -106,270
Total Income $532,266


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 67%  Fund Raising: 21%  Administrative: 10%  Other Expenses: 2%

Total income $532,266
Program expenses $377,705
Fund raising expenses 116,397
Administrative expenses 55,827
Other Expenses 13,220
Total expenses $563,149
Expenses in Excess of Income (30,883)
Beginning net assets 1,911,773
Ending net assets 1,880,890
Total liabilities 36,321
Total assets $1,917,211

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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