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CHEERS


A BBB Accredited Charity since 03/31/2012.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: CHEERS
Phone: (937) 848-4698
Fax: (937) 439-5595
Address: P O Box 750804
Dayton, OH 45475
Website: www.cheersdaytonoh.com
Report Expiration Date: November 1, 2015
Original Business Start Date: August 1996
Principal: Mr. Christopher Ptachik, Chairman
Customer Contact: Mr. Christopher Ptachik, Chairman - (937) 848-4698
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: August 1996, OH
Employees: 1 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Communities Helping Each and Everyone Reach Suc

Stated Purpose

According to CHEERS, Inc., its mission is "to promote fulfilling lives for adults with developmental disabilities."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Programs

The organization offers recreational, educational and social activities for its members in an atmosphere of dignity, acceptance, respect and well-being.

Total Program Expenses:$17,804

Governance

Chair of the Board:Christopher Ptachik, Chairman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Engineering Manager, Alion Science & Technologies
Board Size:8
Paid Staff Size:1 Part Time.

Fund Raising

CHEERS, Inc. raises funds through membership fees and contributions.

According to the organization, there was no organized fundraising in 2012. Funds were received primarily through unsolicited public contributions.


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.


Financial

According to CHEERS's IRS Form 990 for the year ended December 31, 2012:

Income
 Direct public support$15,086
 Membership dues$8,475
 Other$17
 Total Income:$23,578
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$17,804 86.08%75.51%
 Fund Raising:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Administrative:$2,880 13.92%12.21%
 Total Expenses:$20,684
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$2,894
Ending Net Assets:$14,586

Notes and Comments

The BBB's Charitable Advisory Service reports on local charities and determines if they meet the voluntary BBB Standards for Charity Accountability addressing governance and oversight, measuring effectiveness, finances, fund raising and informational materials.


Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (937) 848-4862


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Report as of July 28, 2014 06:21
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