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Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Store


A BBB Accredited Charity since 01/25/2016.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Store
Phone: (316) 687-6107
Address: 2431 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67211-1614
Website: www.alwichita.org
Report Creation Date: August 1, 2015
Report Expiration Date: August 1, 2017
Original Business Start Date: January 1985
Principal: Ms. Judy Zimbelman, President Elect
Customer Contact: Ms. Judy Zimbelman, President Elect - (316) 687-6107 or
Email Address:
Entity: Not For Profit Organization
Incorporated: May 1985, KS
Type of Business: Charity - Human Services (i.e. assistance to individuals & families), Thrift Shops
BBB Accreditation: Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Store is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Assistance League of Wichita, Inc.

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

For the year ended May 31, 2014, Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Store's program expenses were:

Operation School bell:$205,305
Scholarships:$25,325
Assault Survivor Kits:$1,181
Bear Program:$1,022
 
Total Program Expenses:$232,833

Governance

Chair of the Board:Carolyn Yoder
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Retired Educator
Board Size:12

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 of Wichita Thrift Store's Unaudited Financial Statements for the year ended May 31, 2014:

Income
 Thrift Shop$196,008
  Contributions$109,036
  Special Events$48,897
  Memberships$10,890
  Investment Income$5,537
  Memorials$5,265
 Total Income:$375,633
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$232,833 73.45%61.98%
 Fund Raising:$58,884 18.58%15.68%
 Administrative:$24,284 7.66%6.46%
 Other:$993 0.31%0.26%
 Total Expenses:$316,994
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$58,639
Beginning Net Assets$821,645
Ending Net Assets:$881,277
Total Assets$937,599
Total Liabilities$56,322

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


Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
PO Box 8072
Wichita, KS  67208-0072


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Report as of July 27, 2017 03:35
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