Baby Basics Of Sarasota Inc
4510 BayCedar Ln
% Sandy Slaminko
Sarasota FL 34241
Mission
Baby Basics provides and distributes diapers and kindness to working poor families who do not receive governmental cash assistance, keeping babies happy and healthy.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer Organization
Board Chair Sandra N. Slaminko
Board Chair Company Affiliation Uniforms Etcetera
History and Background
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
Incorporation Year 2008
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $25,000.00
Projected Expenses $20,000.00
Additional Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of Determination
State Info
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2015
State Registration 0
Statements
Impact
Baby Basics of Sarasota has grown from an organization with no funds and no clients to a financially health provider of diapers to over 45 babies from 35 working poor families per year.  In 2012 we were able to increase our recipient population by about 100%.  Our commitment to continue support through toilet training, with a maximum age of three years old, requires us to plan ahead in order to have resourses available in out years.  Increased funding will allow us to increase our purchasing, storage and distribution of diapers and wipes to a larger number of families in the coming years.  Our entire focus is simply to provide needy families, identified by our cooperating social service agency partners, with essential diapers in an environment of friendship and support for the whole family.
Background
The first Baby Basics was founded in Ridgewood, NJ in 1992. The Sarasota program was founded in 2007. There are 11 additional Baby Basics affiliates in the United States. All of the programs are run by volunteers and are supported by corporate and private donations. Baby Basics does not receive any government funding. 100% of all contributions go toward the purchase of diapers unless earmarked by the donor to cover administrative costs.
Needs
  1. Funding for donor software
  2. Volunteers to assist with data input and coordination
  3. Partnerships with local businesses or nonprofits for storage of diapers
  4. Local nonprofit partners to facilitate identification of clients for diapers
  5. Financial support for baby diapers for a month, a year or more
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Programs
Description
When the annual retail cost of diapers for one baby averages over $450, babies of poor families are more likely to suffer from health-related issues.  In our all-volunteer program, we collect and distribute diapers and kindness to working poor families who do not receive governmental cash assistance.  The families we serve are struggling to make ends meet and most make tough decisions every month about how to spend their money.
Budget $20,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
In the last year, 35 families who would otherwise slip through the cracks of social service support each year receive hygienic essentials for their babies. Our goal is to provide diapers to the same child through age 3 or toilet training. This consistent support prevents health-related issues of infants, which would otherwise result in missed work for parents, physical and emotional distress of very young children, and in some cases, failure to thrive in later life.
Long Term Success
Ideally, Baby Basics will ultimately be only a small part of community efforts that recognize the importance of universal availability of diapers to allow babies to develop without complications caused to the childen and their families.  Health, properly diapered babies minimize their health risks and lower tension and concern in the family units. 
Program Success Monitored By
The success of this program is monitored by our Board.  Our success is also measured in the desire of our referring agencies to recommend more families to us. WIC, as an example, uses Baby Basics as an incentive to have new mothers continue to nurse by limiting their referals to those who pledge to do so.
Examples of Program Success
An example of program success is the thanks we receive from our client families not only for the diapers and wipes but also for the friendship and affection extended by our Board and volunteers.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director All Volunteer Organization
CEO Term Start 0
Email wwildhack@gmail.com
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 6
Contractors 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Management Reports to Board N/A
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures No
Continuity of Operations Plan
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations

Baby Basics works with the following agencies for referral of clients:

  • Jewish Family & Children's Services
  • Sarasota County WIC- Women, Infants & Children (refer nursing mothers)
  • Healthy Family Sarasota
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ

Establishing partnerships with other organizations that can help us broaden our reach and meet the needs of more working families is important to us.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization2007
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government?
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Board Chair
Board Chair Sandra N. Slaminko
Company Affiliation Uniforms Etcetera
Board Term Sept 2007 to Feb 2014
Email slaminko@verizon.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Rosemary Bechtel Community Volunteer
Gwen Bos Community Volunteer
Janet Jelinek Community Volunteer
Carolyn Kofler Community Volunteer
Leslie Kudla Community Volunteer
Caroline Lawrence Community Volunteer
Mindy Mast Community Volunteer
Virginia Montgomery Neal Communities
Barbara Price Community Volunteer
Sandy Slaminko Uniforms Etc.
Elizabeth Wildhack Community Volunteer
William Wildhack Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation No
Board Meeting Attendance % 67
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Finance
Financial Info
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $25,000.00
Projected Expenses $20,000.00
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$16,010$18,377$7,253
Administration Expense$1,611$1,738$789
Fundraising Expense$162$110$58
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.531.442.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$55,819$46,312$37,292
Current Assets$55,819$46,312$37,292
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$55,819$46,312$37,292
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $27,128Contributions, gifts, grants $29,088Individuals, Foundations & Corporations $23,563
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0 --
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Organization has receipts less than $25,000 and files 990-N, which does not list specific financial information. Financial information provided for 2011 is based on organization's budget.  For 2012 and 2013, financial information is based on compilations provided by organization.
Nonprofit Baby Basics Of Sarasota Inc
Address 4510 BayCedar Ln
% Sandy Slaminko
Sarasota, FL 34241
Primary Phone 941 684-0009
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer Organization
Board Chair Sandra N. Slaminko
Board Chair Company Affiliation Uniforms Etcetera
Year of Incorporation 2008

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.