Better Business Bureau Report for
Walkin' In My Shoes, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2014

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Walkin' In My Shoes, Inc.
Address: 2211-50th Street
  Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-764-0214
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Walkin' In My Shoes Foundation, Ltd.

Year, State Incorporated: 2005, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Walkin’ In My Shoes, Inc.’s mission is to decrease the homeless population in the nation by networking with public, private, religious and other organizations to form strong alliances supporting the efforts of those who want to have and who deserve a better life.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Walkin' In My Shoes, Inc. does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 8: Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

Walkin' In My Shoes, Inc. does not meet this Standard because:

  • According to the its IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, the organization spent $13,443 or 41% of its total expenses ($33,157) on program service activities.
Walkin' In My Shoes, Inc. meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Walkin’ In My Shoes is a street outreach program in Kenosha that goes out into the community looking for the homeless to secure housing. We serve the general population of street homeless youth, men, women and children in an effort to help aid them to leave the streets and into permanent housing.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Walkin' In My Shoes, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Survival Backpack 13,443
Total Program Expenses: $13,443
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Chief Executive : None, None

Chair of the Board: Vermetrias Warner
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 0

*There is no administrative funding in the program to pay for the CEO of Walkin' In My Shoes.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $19,738, 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 Walkin' In My Shoes, Inc.'s IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Community Donations 18,748
Grants 6,500
Events 990
Total Income $26,238


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 41%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 38%  Other Expenses: 21%

Total income $26,238
Program expenses $13,443
Fund raising expenses 100
Administrative expenses 12,708
Other Expenses 6,906
Total expenses $33,157
Expenses in Excess of Income (6,919)
Beginning net assets 9,156
Ending net assets 2,237
Total liabilities
Total assets $2,237

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