Blue Skies for Children

Raising Hope and Self Esteem in Young Hearts and Minds

aka Blue Skies   |   Bellingham, WA   |  www.blueskiesforchildren.org

Mission

To raise hope and self esteem by sponsoring enrichment activities and other essentials for homeless, low income and foster children, ages 6 to 18.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Kim Nakatani

Main address

2505 Cedarwood Ave. Ste 5

Bellingham, WA 98225 USA

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Formerly known as

Blue Skies

EIN

91-2061794

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (O11)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Little Wishes Enrichment Proram

Our Little Wishes Enrichment Program provides ongoing support of activities including, but not limited to, martial arts, team and individual sports, swimming, gymnastics, art, dance and music lessons. Participation in enrichment activities may include providing the child with an instrument rental or purchase, sports equipment, a uniform, or cleats. One-time Little Wishes often include a child's request for a warm coat, clothing, a pair of shoes, enrollment in summer camp, school trip fees, a bicycle and helmet, special needs equipment, tutoring, or other school related supplies.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Little Wishes Enrichment Program grants requests for ongoing support of lessons and enrichment activities including, but not limited to, martial arts, team sports such as baseball, ice hockey, soccer, swim team, or football, and individual activities such as swim lessons, dance, ballet, gymnastics, ice skating, or horseback riding, as well as, art lessons or music lessons such as piano, violin or guitar.

Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served

Providing warm coats, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets to homeless, low-income and foster children.

Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Blue Skies for Children

Board of directors
as of 08/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Pam Reed

Gladys Hyatt

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No