Better Business Bureau Report for

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2019

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: HappyBottoms
Address: 14820 W 107th St
  Lenexa, KS 66215
Phone: 855-479-2867
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2010, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Working with social service agency partners to provide diapers to low-income families while raising awareness of diaper need in our community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


HappyBottoms meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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HappyBottoms provides diaper to babies of families at 150% of federal poverty level and lower. We distribute diapers through local social service agencies and hospitals. HappyBottoms serves the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2017, our goal is to provide 1.83 million diapers to 10,000 babies.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, HappyBottoms's program expenses were:

Diaper Distribution 745,618
Total Program Expenses: $745,618
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Chief Executive : Jill Gaikowski, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Seth Chaikin
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLC

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 8

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $851,420, 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 HappyBottoms's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Public Support 851,420
Program 5,612
Interest 4,050
Merchandise sales 1,048
Other 973
Unrealized Gain 129
Total Income $863,232


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $863,232
Program expenses $745,618
Fund raising expenses 146,224
Administrative expenses 118,608
Total expenses $1,010,450
Expenses in Excess of Income (147,218)
Beginning net assets 876,521
Ending net assets 729,303
Total liabilities 3,493
Total assets $732,796

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