Better Business Bureau Report for
Assistance League of Kansas City

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Assistance League of Kansas City
Address: 6101 North Chestnut
  Gladstone, MO 64119
Phone: 816-453-6011
Web Address:
Also known as:Operation School Bell
Heartland Auxiliary
Sock It To Em (mail campaign)
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Assistance League of the Northland

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Assistance League of Kansas City, a chapter of the National Assistance League, fulfills the unmet needs of the Greater Kansas City area through diverse programs operated by committed volunteers and community partnerships.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Assistance League of Kansas City meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Assistance League of Kansas City has ten philanthropic programs which serve individuals from birth to senior ages. We are a 100% volunteer organization and generate funding for our philanthropic programs through thrift store revenue, grants, gifts, poinsettia and other sales.

For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012, Assistance League of Kansas City's program expenses were:

Operation School Bell 201,027
Child In Need 67,755
Operation HUG 45,859
Assault Survivor Kits 28,085
Senior Outreach Services 16,673
I'm In Charge 13,626
Total Program Expenses: $373,025
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Chief Executive : NA, NA

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

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 0

This organization does not have any paid employees.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, print advertisements, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $493,286, 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 Assistance League of Kansas City's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Thrift Store 355,975
Grants 66,200
Contributions 42,608
Other 18,584
Membership Dues 18,388
Poinsettia Sale 9,919
Program Service Revenue 4,795
Investment Income 2,701
Total Income $519,170


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 66%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 27% 

Total income $519,170
Program expenses $373,025
Fund raising expenses 38,729
Administrative expenses 151,070
Total expenses $562,824
Expenses in Excess of Income (43,654)
Beginning net assets 1,589,131
Ending net assets 1,545,480
Total liabilities 638,075
Total assets $2,183,555

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