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BAKE ME HOME Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/24/2013: BAKE ME HOME

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: BAKE ME HOME

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Cincinnati, OH
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BAKE ME HOME Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/24/2013: BAKE ME HOME

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: BAKE ME HOME

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Physical Address: Cincinnati, OH 45230 
EIN: 01-0905033
Web URL: www.bakemehome.org 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P58 Gift Distribution
O Youth Development
O99 Other Youth Development N.E.C.
L Housing, Shelter
L19 Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
Year Founded: 2008 
Ruling Year: 2009 
How This Organization Is Funded: Individual Donations - $32,954
Fundraising Events - $11,918
Grants and Special Gifts - $1,000


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Mission Statement

Bake Me Home is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism and providing direct services to disadvantaged moms and kids that encourage shared family experiences.

Legitimacy Information

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (GuideStar Exchange,
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October 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $46,072
Total Expenses $41,102

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October 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Alison Lynn Bushman

Term:

Since July 2008

Profile:

Alison helped her twin daughters found Bake Me Home in 2008. She is originally from Silver Spring, MD and is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has a degree in Psychology and Business and worked in vocational rehabilitation prior to staying home with her daughters. Alison also serves on the Duke Energy Children's Museum Advisory Board, is a member of the Junior League of Cincinnati, and is the Chair of the Alpha Xi Delta Beta Sigma Alumnae Advisory Board.

Leadership Statement:

As the President of Bake Me Home, and the mother of our Co-Founders, I am obviously very passionate about our organization.  What started out as just encouraging my daughters' idea has grown into a full-time volunteer position for me.  I am touched constantly by the opportunities we are given to impact the lives of other moms and kids who are struggling.  Other than raising my girls, it's the most rewarding job I have ever had.  I also feel blessed that Bake Me Home has given us a venue for others to come and volunteer, particularly young children.  I feel strongly that people of all ages can, and should, help others in their community.  I'm honored that we provide a place for kids as young as four to start learning that lesson.  The support that we receive from volunteers in our community means the world to me.  With no paid staff members, we certainly couldn't do this alone!

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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Programs

Program: Tote Bag Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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October 2013)

Budget:
$20,000
Category:
None
Population Served:
Homeless
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Our Tote Bag Program provides "Bake Me Home Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix," baking supplies, toothbrushes & toothpaste, a family cookbook, and a Kroger Grocery Store gift card to families from many local agencies.  We serve homeless and battered women's shelters, a transitional family housing center, local food pantries, and kids in foster care.  The purpose this program is to provide struggling families with a fun shared experience that may not otherwise have an opportunity to enjoy.

Program Long-Term Success:

Our hope is that our Tote Bag Program will increase the sense of well-being for disadvantaged children, and therefore increase their academic, and later in life, work performance. Gallup Student Poll research shows that well-being can being increased by providing children with an experience that may be otherwise unavailable to them, time for fun, and quality social time for parents and children together.

Program Short-Term Success:

The short term success of this program is in the number of bags we distribute, which bring great immediate joy to all the families we serve and the volunteers who participate in the program.

Program Success Monitored by:

The success of our Tote Bag Program is largely monitored by the number of bags we are able to distribute per bag, the cost per bag, as well as the number of agencies we serve.  We currently serve 15 agencies, and distributed 364Tote Bags during our last fiscal year.  We expect to serve over 500 this next fiscal year. Due to the population we serve, and the method of distribution (bags are given to agencies to hand out), we do not have direct contact with every family.  We rely heavily on feedback from the agency administrators and case managers for feedback regarding our program. Additionally, the growing numbers of volunteers for this program are a measure of the success of this program as related to our mission to "promote volunteerism."

Program Success Examples:

The perfect example of the success of our program comes in a quote from one of the shelter moms who received a Tote Bag from us... "The cookies were great!  We had everything we needed and I've even used my pan lots of times since then.  I really felt like I accomplished something with my daughter."

Program: Family Portrait Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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October 2013)

Budget:
$3,000
Category:
Children & Youth (0-19 years)
Population Served:
Single Parents
Homeless
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Our Family Portrait Program provides 5x7 portraits on the spot to shelter and food pantry families!  We own all of our photography equipment and printer and receive donated 5x7 picture frames.  We work with volunteers and professional photographers to take portriats of disadvantaged families.

Program Long-Term Success:

Our hope is that our Family Portrait Program is providing life-long momentos, and preserving childhood memories, for families who may not be able to afford a professional portrait.

Program Short-Term Success:

We are able to provide immediate portraits to disadvantaged families, many of whom do not own a single picture of their child.

Program Success Monitored by:

We monitor the success of this program by the number of portraits that we take per year.  During our last fiscal year we provided 131 families with portraits. 

Program Success Examples:

The best example of our program successs is in a quote from one of our battered women's shelter moms who received a portrait... "Thank you for this.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  I will always look at this and remember our turning point.  I am free."

Program: Bake Me BACK Home (GuideStar Exchange,
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October 2013)

Budget:
$2,000
Category:
Children & Youth (0-19 years)
Population Served:
Military/Veterans
None
None

Program Description:

Four dozen of our homemade chocolate chip cookies are sent to troops serving overseas for a $30 donation. Most of the donation covers the cost of sending the cookies, and a small portion supports our Family Portrait and Tote Bag Programs.

Program Long-Term Success:

Improved moral of our military personnel and increased donations for our programs.

Program Short-Term Success:

Providing volunteer opportunities for our local bakers while cheering up our troops with sweet treats and notes from home!

Program Success Monitored by:

The number of cookies shipped to military personnel serving overseas.

Program Success Examples:

More than 7000 cookies have been sent to Iraq and Afghanistan since this program began.

Program: Bake It Forward (GuideStar Exchange,
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October 2013)

Budget:
$450
Category:
Children & Youth (0-19 years)
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
None

Program Description:

A summer service grant program designed to encourage kids in grade 1-8 to be creative and get involved volunteering in their community. Kids do a service project for a non-profit organization, and then apply for a chance to win a $100 grant for their chosen organization.

Program Long-Term Success:

To help children grow up to be life long volunteers.

Program Short-Term Success:

To encourage children to do volunteer service projects for non-profit organizations that serve kids in need.

Program Success Monitored by:

The number of grant applicants, and testimonials from our winners.

Program Success Examples:

"Thank you for selecting us for the grant so we had money to get our organization going so we could get books for Adopt A Book, so more kids could have books." Quote from Alex Laman, 2013 Winner
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