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 Affiliation Uniforms Etcetera
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2008
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2015
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement
Baby Basics of Sarasota has grown from an organization with no funds and no clients to a financially health provider of diapers to over 55 babies from 45 working poor families per year.  In 2014 we were able to increase our recipient population by about more efficient distribution techniques and by the addition of a mid-county distribution site.  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.
Needs Statement
  1. Development of purchase and storage programs
  2. Volunteers to assist with purchase and distribution of diapers
  3. Partnerships with local businesses or nonprofits for storage and transportation of diapers


Background Statement
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.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Keywords
diapers, babies, children, disadvantaged, poor working families
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Programs
Description
When the annual retail cost of diapers for one baby averages over $600, 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 $25,000
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, 45 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 Monitoring
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.
Program Success Examples
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.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer Organization
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email wwildhack@gmail.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 6
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management 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
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government
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
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Sandra N. Slaminko
Company Affiliation Uniforms Etcetera
Board Term Sept 2007 to Feb 2016
Board Chair Email slaminko@verizon.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Rosemary Bechtel Community Volunteer
Gwen Bos Community Volunteer
Roberta Georgiou retired
Glinda Harris community volunteer
Leslie Kudla Community Volunteer
Caroline Lawrence Community Volunteer
Mindy Mast Community Volunteer
Virginia Montgomery Neal Communities
Lynne Morris retired
Barbara Price Community Volunteer
Sandy Slaminko Uniforms Etc.
Elizabeth Wildhack Community Volunteer
William Wildhack Community Volunteer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 77
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Finance
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years?
IRS Form 990s
990-N2014
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$21,378$16,010$18,377
Administration Expense$330$1,611$1,738
Fundraising Expense$5,287$162$110
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.211.531.44
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%90%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue16%1%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$61,462$55,819$46,312
Current Assets$61,462$55,819$46,312
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$61,462$55,819$46,312
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $32,638Contributions, gifts, grants $27,128Contributions, gifts, grants $29,088
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
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

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.