Better Business Bureau Report for

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2013

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

Address: 1001 Deal Street
  Highland , IL 62249
Phone: 618-654-4020
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1984, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to provide an ongoing support system, which strengthens coping abilities and life skills for families affected by childhood cancer and related illnesses."

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Evaluation Conclusions


HIS KIDS (HK) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Direct needs of terminally ill children and their families- providing housing, food, clothing and camps for the children and their siblings.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, HK's program expenses were:

Direct Needs of Terminally Ill Children 295,901
Total Program Expenses: $295,901
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Chief Executive : Jim Miles , President

Chair of the Board: Robert Kronk
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired, Monsanto

Board Size: 10

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:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $317,212, 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 HK's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 140,653
In-Kind Contributions 99,436
Special Events 45,463
Grants 31,660
Interest Income 178
Total Income $317,390


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $317,390
Program expenses $295,901
Fund raising expenses 30,511
Administrative expenses 13,423
Total expenses $339,835
Expenses in Excess of Income (22,445)
Beginning net assets 199,365
Ending net assets 176,920
Total liabilities 126,609
Total assets $303,529

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