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Impact Report 2018

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Babies of Homelessness www babiesofhomelessness org 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

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PAGE 1 A year in review MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER In the past year generosity from supporters like you helped provide basic necessities to children of families experiencing homelessness the least visible and hardest to reach segment of the homeless population in Seattle Babies of Homelessness helped more than 2 000 families in two counties and we know from experience and statistics that this number is increasing To meet this growing need we have relied on a volunteer run model mobilizing community members to invest in our cause and do life changing work It s incredible how much passion and dedication they have exhibited Your continued support has enabled us to do everything we can to serve as a direct and low barrier service cutting through the red tape bureaucracy and wait lists to get families what they need for their children as soon as possible We thank you for investing in our local cause and we hope you can continue helping us to provide this absolutely vital service B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 2 A year in review THE BASIC NEEDS GAP Seattle has the third largest homeless population in the United States In King County alone there are more than 2 600 homeless individuals who are part of a family with young children living in a vehicle tent city encampment or shelter This population constantly struggles to provide the most basic needs for their children including diapers wipes and other supplies Join our mission to make this possible B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 3 A year in review WHY BASIC NEEDS We believe our work is critical to Seattle s future generations as studies show When parents have their fundamental basic needs met they are more likely to support and nurture their children emotionally economically and socially and the entire family has a better chance at overcoming homelessness Equally children who have nurturing and stimulating experiences with their parents tend to achieve more in life and school Health The less time a child experiences homelessness in early childhood the more positive health outcomes are magnified causing lifelong positive impact on the child and in turn the family and community Education The less time a child experiences homelessness is correlated with strong classroom engagement and social skills in early elementary school Time When a child has their needs met parents have more time to spend with their children and are able to enjoy the wonderful privileges of parenting B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 4 A year in review OUR MISSION Babies of Homelessness a non profit organization is a crisis response team We bring basic necessities to families with children experiencing homelessness in the Puget Sound area Our goal is to remove the stigma homelessness carries by shedding light on the hardest to reach and least visible segment of the homeless population Our expansive volunteer network is usually able to deliver supplies to homeless families within 48 hours This speed is critical to our mission The children s needs are always the priority But we can t accomplish this goal without your help B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 5 What they say TESTIMONIALS Kia CLIENT AND MOTHER It s agencies like Babies of Homelessness that give people hope and take a lot of stress away I wish there were more agencies like yours but there s not because you re truly one of a kind Natalia CASE MANAGER NEW BETHLEHEM DAY CENTER One of the really good things about Babies of Homelessness that they do is they meet the families out in the community B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s Heather SUPPORTER I believe in Babies of Homelessness hyperlocal mission and trust in their stewardship to fill the gap in services for our most vulnerable neighbors I know where my donations go and what they go toward and as a parent I know how necessary these donations are I m proud of the work BoH does to support families in our community 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 6 For children experiencing homelessness having the basics can change everything B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 7 Milestones 2016 Star s vision emerges October Babies of Homelessness BoH founded Gains 501 c 3 status First donation drive Partners with Crisis Connection 211 2017 Delivering basic needs to families in our community Launch of 5 programs benefiting our families February BoH nominated as Charity of the Month by Seahawks Bonneville Media BoH receives first grant 2018 No Waitlist No Bureaucracy No Red Tape B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 July BoH procures first database to track operations November Hires first paid staff www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 8 2018 AT A GLANCE 1 000 2 COUNTIES DONORS SERVED DIAPERS DELIVERED COMMUNITY PARTNERS SPONSORS 504 VOLUNTEERS B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN SERVED WITH BASIC NEEDS ages 0 8 5 000 94 000 50 2 000 VOLUNTEER HOURS 5 111 DONATION INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR 70 EVENTS 866 442 6443 PROGRAMS FUNDED 2 832 SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 9 A year in review OUR PROGRAMS Outreach This is our primary program A crisis response team delivers basic necessities to homeless families in two counties within 24 hours To date we have served more than 2 000 families Kidz Fun Zone An ongoing monthly event held for parents and children to alleviate the fear stress and struggles of experiencing homelessness and living at an emergency homeless shelter The event includes fun activities so that children can act and feel like kids and parents get a mini break 144 volunteers have hosted the event since 2016 for 250 families Back2School The Back2School event was created to ease the heavy financial burden that back to school shopping creates for homeless and low income families When families are unable to afford supplies the responsibility often falls on faculty and staff and can leave the child feeling insecure or inadequate For the past 2 years through the Back2School event 170 volunteers have equipped 783 students for success in school B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 10 A year in review OUR PROGRAMS Adopt a Family Campaign Each holiday we invite community members to join us in giving homeless and low income families a true reason to celebrate the season by hosting a toy drive For many struggling parents providing gifts to their children is well beyond their reach However with the support from compassionate community members Babies of Homelessness is able to bring smiles and happiness to the faces of many children each holiday season The past 2 years 100 Babies of Homeless volunteers and donors brightened the holidays for over 124 local families with the help of local Adopt a Family Toy Drive donors and volunteers Thanksgiving Meal Campaign Babies of Homelessness and a few dozen volunteers work together each year to deliver warm cooked meals to families in need The past 2 years more than 40 volunteers have come together to deliver more than 140 meals B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 11 Delivering hope and making an IMPACT every day B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 12 A year in review 2018 FINANCIALS Financial Information Last year 2018 was the most impactful year since our founding We raised more money and provided basic necessities to more children than ever before Amount Raised in 2018 114 836 65 000 for basic necessities projects and invested an additional 50 000 in operations to scale our startup non profit Annual donation growth rate over last year 111 2018 114 836 24 2017 54 468 50 B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 13 A year in review SUPPORTERS Everything we do is because of our community our dedicated supporters volunteers fundraisers sponsors ambassadors and partners And in 2018 that community grew larger more passionate and dedicated than ever before Our Sponsors We wish to thank our generous sponsors Aetna Bickford Ford Caliber Home Loans Cardinal Health Deseret Management Corporation Glassybaby Got Sit Dog Training B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 Guild Mortgage Hawk House Hyatt Keller Williams Laird Norton Lucky Seven Foundation Michael s Bellevue of Toyota Mod Pizza Modo Yoga Seattle Movement Foundation Northshore Fire Foundation Oscar Elsa Meyer Family Foundation Poquitos PureBarre WA ReMax RET Physical Therapy Group Slalom Springboard to Wealth Sterling Realty University of Wisconsin Madison Windermere www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 14 A year in review SUPPORTERS We wish to thank our generous community partners Eastside Baby Corner Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation Expedia Grand Chapter of Washington Order of Eastern Star Kirkland Grand Lodge Kirkland Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Interfaith Kindering Lake Washington Christian Church Lake Washington United Methodist Safe Park Mary s Place Marysville United Methodist Church B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s Marysville United Methodist Church New Bethlehem Day Center Northlake Unitarian Universalist Northshore Fire Department Rotary Club Sacred Heart Shelter True Hope Villages Women s Everett Gospel Mission YWCA 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 15 A year in review SUPPORTERS Our Top Fundraisers Kylie Sutton Laura Carreon Leslie Jennings Lisa Flick Lori Gill Mani Gill Marc Erickson Marvin Versteeg Melissa Sorentino Michael Chamberlain Mike Bickford Nancy Kaplan Nicole Wright Northshore Fire Foundation Oksana Naidu Oksana Vlasenko Paul Julie Johnson Rev Jim Vander Weele Sara Medlock Saskia Wien Sheri Zimmerman Tony Mish Van Bui Monetary or In Kind Abbie Webb Ariana Bergeson Candice Betz Christine Wood Cindy Hopwood Colleen Carson Cory O Brien Daniel Kim David Spalding Emily Kent Ericia Feldman Gordy Marks Jeff Hoerth Jessica Kehoe Jill Sharpe John Madrid John Tsai Jolene Messmer Joy Thielsen Julie Shin Kara Markell Kelly Drodofsky B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 16 Helping 2 000 families with basic needs in the past 2 years B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 17 A year in review OUR BOARD Boar d Me mbe r s Founder President Star Lalario Vice President Angela Harmon Treasurer Timmy Woods Volunteer Coordinators Catherine Conway Deanna Powell Donation Coordinators Griffin Gillepsie Kendall McKnight Secretary Rosa Elings Event Coordinators Michelle Johansson Ange Garrett Board Member Katie Forrest Kidz Fun Zone Coordinator Jessica Mayfield Board Member Michelle Johansson Website Ivan Evdokimov Executive Director Brittan Stockert Bookkeeper Meghan Sample Committee Chair Members Intake Coordinator Katie Forrest Storage Coordinators Ann Thurley Uzma Hamid Committee Chair Members Outreach Coordinator Angela Harmon Donation Drive Coordinator Ginny Larsen B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 18 Like us STAY CONNECTED How to Contact Us Mailing address PO Box 147 Bothell WA 98041 Primary phone 866 442 6443 Families looking for basic necessities 866 44 BOH HELP 866 442 6443 Want to volunteer volunteer babiesofhomelessness org Have items to drop off donations babiesofhomelessness org Other general inquires admin babiesofhomelessness org B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 19 What s Next TAKE ACTION Join our community to help bring basic necessities to children in need DONATE Donate in kind donations give once monthly and or give in honor of someone you love VOLUNTEER From hand writing thank you notes helping out at special events to making deliveries to families with children in need we have a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule FUNDRAISE In lieu of gifts why not celebrate your birthday with a Facebook fundraiser It s easy Or consider hosting a donation drive For more information on any of these ways to help visit our webpage at www babiesofhomlessness org or email admin babiesofhomelessness org Babies of Homelessness is recognized by the IRS as taxexempt under code 501 c 3 Tax ID 81 4902417 B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g

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PAGE 20 We help families with the basics so they feel enabled to take the next steps B a b i es o f Ho mel es s n es s 866 442 6443 www b a b i e s o f h o me l e s s n e s s o r g