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Assistance League St Louis



This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Assistance League St Louis
Phone: (636) 227-6200
Fax: (636) 227-0500
Address: 30 Henry Avenue
Ballwin, MO 63011
Website: www.stlouis.assistanceleague.org
Report Expiration Date: April 23, 2015
Principal: Sandra Johnson, Board President
File Open Date: January 2004
Type of Business: Charity - Human Services (i.e. assistance to individuals & families)
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

"Members identify, develop, implement, and fund ongoing philanthropic projects to serve specific needs of children and adults in the St. Louis community."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Assistance League St Louis meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

Operation School Bell, Operation Hug, Project Rose, Assistance League Outreach, My Own Fun Stuff, Steps to Success

For the year ended May 31, 2013, Assistance League St Louis' program expenses were:

Operation Hug:$18,450
Project Rose:$107,860
Operation School Bell:$328,058
Assistance League Outreach:$46,344
My Own Fun Stuff:$30,490
Steps to Success:$101,832
 
Total Program Expenses:$633,034

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Sandra Johnson, Board President
Chair of the Board:Sandra Johnson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Community Volunteer
Board Size:13

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:invitations to fund raising events, direct mail, grant proposals

Fund raising costs were 22% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $741,081 are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)


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 Assistance League St Louis' audited financial statements for the year ended May 31, 2013:

Income
 Membership$34,994
  In-Kind Donations$117,841
  Contributions$149,728
  Special Events (net)$247,937
  Thrift Shop Revenue (net)$247,839
  Investment Return$106,399
 Total Income:$904,738
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
 Programs:$633,034 78.70%
 Fund Raising:$163,083 20.28%
 Administrative:$8,232 1.02%
 Total Expenses:$804,349
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$100,389
Beginning Net Assets$2,657,526
Ending Net Assets:$2,757,915
Total Assets$2,989,931
Total Liabilities$232,016

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Report as of August 27, 2014 13:27
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