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Assistance League of Hawaii

A BBB Accredited Charity since 04/08/2011.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Assistance League of Hawaii
Phone: (808) 946-1505
Address: 1505 Young St
Honolulu, HI 96826
Report Creation Date: September 13, 2013
Report Expiration Date: September 10, 2014
Original Business Start Date: March 1970
Principal: Ms. Nancy Sparacino, President
Customer Contact: Ms. Nancy Sparacino, President
Entity: Non-profit Corporation
Incorporated: March 1970, HI
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

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.


Operation School Bell, Operation Wildlife, Share, Tutu Tutorial, and We Care.

Total Program Expenses:$161,645


Chair of the Board:Nancy Sparacino
Board Size:11

Fund Raising

Thrift Shop, Direct Mail, Personal Contact, Grant Proposal, Fundraising Events, and Membership Dues.

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.


According to Assistance League of Hawaii's 2011-2012 Audited Financial Statements and 2011-2012 IRS form 990 for the year ended May 31, 2012:

 Total Income:$270,953
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$161,645 67.44%59.66%
 Fund Raising:$58,096 24.24%21.44%
 Administrative:$14,347 5.99%5.30%
 Other:$5,598 2.34%2.07%
 Total Expenses:$239,686
Excess of Income over Expenses$31,267
Beginning Net Assets$1,095,333
Ending Net Assets:$1,126,600
Total Assets$1,571,526
Total Liabilities$444,926

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Notes and Comments

In addition to the aforementioned 20 BBB Standards for Charitable Accountibility, Hawaii's BBB has adopted two additional Standards for Charitable Accountability:

Each organization shall disclose the percentage of locally raised donations that remain in Hawaii;

Each organization shall comply with Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 467B Solicitation of Funds from the Public.

Evaluation Conclusions: The organization meets both of Hawaii's BBB's two additional Standards for Charitable Accountibility.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (808) 923-8313 - General

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ID: 41000393
Report as of August 30, 2014 10:05
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