BBB Charity Review


DOES NOT MEET ONE OR MORE STANDARDS.
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Name: Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Phone: (419) 243-8505
Fax: (419) 243-8760
Address: 415 N. Michigan St., 2nd & 3rd Floors
Toledo, OH 43604
Website: www.familysafetyfirst.org
Report Expiration Date: July 3, 2017
Original Business Start Date: January 1979
Principal: Ms. Renee Palacios, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Renee Palacios, Executive Director - (419) 243-8505
Incorporated: January 1989
Employees: 3
Type of Business: Charity - Local

Additional DBA Names

Exchange Club Center of NW Ohio
Exchange Club Center

Stated Purpose

The Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Northwest Ohio, Inc. works to provide the funding, incentive, leadership and guidance necessary to affect a coordinated community program for the prevention, identification and treatment of family violence and abuse through the Parental Aid Program.


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Donors must decide for themselves the relative importance of the Standards in question.

Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse does not meet the following 1 Standards for Charity Accountability.

08:Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

The Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse does not meet this standard because according to its reviewed financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2004, the organization spent $28,750, or 39% of its total expenses ($73,710) on program service activites.

Charity Response:

Our Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of Northwest Ohio maintains two Parent Aide programs. Our Parent Aide program and Parent Aide Mentor programs both offer educational services to parents needed intervention and education on parenting skills, life skills and domestic violence identification. These educational services are offered to parents, free of charge and delivered by our Parent Aides and Mentors through in-home visitation. Henceforth, all salaries of the Parent Aides and Mentors which makes up the majority of our expenses should be considered as programmatic expenses. In addition, the salary of our Administrative Assistant, Program Supervisor and most of the Executive Director should be allocated as a program expense also. We also have additional expenses such as parking, cell phones and mileage reimbursements and postage costs that are allocated to our program expenses as well.
We have very little administrative expenses that include: utilities, office supplies and website maintenance.

Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Programs

The Parent Aide Program offers support to victims and helps to promote healthy family interactions by focusing on an effective intervention process. Parent aide volunteers are trained individuals who assist families in coping with the challenges of daily life and raising children and are aware of the struggles and difficulties of abusive familes. The parent aide serves as a positive role model for parents with limited parenting skills who are at-risk for abuse and violence.

Total Program Expenses:$28,750

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Renee Palocios
Chair of the Board:Jennifer Alford

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fundraising methods include direct mail appeals/fundraising letters, invitations to special events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), television or radio appeals, grant proposals, and Internet appeals.

For the year ending December 31, 2004, fundraising expenses ($6,344) were 8.8% of related contributions ($71,716), meeting BBB standards for fundraising expenses.


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 Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse's REviewed Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2004:

Income
 Total Income:$71,716
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$28,750 39.00%40.09%
 Fund Raising:$6,344 8.61%8.85%
 Administrative:$38,616 52.39%53.85%
 Total Expenses:$73,710
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-1,994
Ending Net Assets:$5,464

Notes and Comments

The Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse will be closed as of June 30, 2007 due to lack of funding.

Although the Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse was unable to meet all 20 Standards for Charitable Accountability during their last evaluation in January of 2007, the organization has informed the BBB that it will properly allocate its expenses during the next audit to meet the remaining standard. This evaluation will be updated when the Exchange Club provides documentation that the correct changes have been made to the financial statements.


Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (419) 535-3232

Additional Fax Numbers
Fax: (419) 535-1989


Report as of August 29, 2016 07:02
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