Coldwater of Lee's Summit
501 NE Missouri Rd
Lee's Summit MO 64086-5834
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 786-0758
Mission Statement
Coldwater builds friendships that foster hope in our community while providing food and clothing for those in need.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Monica Humbard
Board Chair Teri Shipley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cornerstone Church
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement Coldwater builds friendships that foster hope in our community while providing food and clothing for those in need.
Background Statement
In 2005, Neighbors for Neighbors began as a response for victims of the Gulf Coast Hurricanes. That organization evolved into Coldwater and shifted its emphasis to meeting the needs of low income people in the Southeast area of Kansas City. 
 
In 2009, Coldwater began Friends Day Food Pantry & Clothes Closet, which is every second and fourth Saturday. Coldwater grew rapidly and now serves an average of 120 families each Friends Day. In late 2009, Coldwater added food deliveries to homebound seniors and has since added a hot meal program. In 2017, Coldwater added a dairy distribution program to provide half gallons of milk to the families.
 
Coldwater sponsors a school supply drive in late summer and distributes these through the Friends Day Food Pantry. During the holidays, Coldwater organizes a Christmas Adoption program for children. On the last Friends Day each year, Coldwater distributes the gifts and has a holiday party for the kids featuring Santa Claus and crafts for the children. During the party, parents can collect their donated gifts and utilize a wrapping station.
 
The No Hungry Kids! program was originally added to address the need for chronically hungry children to have food on the weekends. Shortly after the program was started, Coldwater partnered with Harvesters for the BackSnack program. Harvesters delivers pallets of prepackaged bags of food for the children to Coldwater, which are then processed and delivered to six of the Lee's Summit elementary schools and the district's alternative high school by Coldwater volunteers. Coldwater packs its own backpacks for preschool children at the School District's Great Beginnings Early Education Center and two HeadStart schools. Coldwater also provides supplemental food for the three Lee's Summit middle school and three high school food pantries. 
 
In the summer, when school is out, Coldwater volunteers prepare and deliver sack lunches to low-income Lee's Summit neighborhoods Monday through Friday for 10 weeks. A third neighborhood was added in 2017. Volunteers take bins of books for the children. Some activities are provided as well.  
 
On Wednesday nights in June and July, groups of Coldwater volunteers go into the same two communities to host BBQs for the neighborhood families. Coldwater provides the grills, food and games. 
 
In spring and summer, Coldwater also sponsors League of Smiles, a more affordable t-ball league for ages 4-7, and Out4Others Missions Week, a program designed to train youth volunteers.
Impact Statement
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
  1. In 2016, Coldwater distributed over 60,000 pounds of food to over 2,900 households, including 40-50 homebound seniors, as well as 20,000 items through the Clothes Closet.
  2. In 2017, Coldwater added a Dairy Distribution program. Through a Harvesters program, Coldwater distributes half gallons of milk purchased for a discounted rate from Hiland Dairy.
  3. In 2016, Coldwater served 150-200 nutritious hot meals at both of the Saturday Food Pantries every month.
  4. During the 2015-16 school year, Coldwater distributed more than 5,700 Harvesters' BackSnack backpacks of food for the weekend to elementary kids at 6 Lee’s Summit schools and 840 preschool backpacks of food to the Lee’s Summit School District Early Education Center and HeadStart schools. Grants enabled us to include fresh fruit every week and sometimes canned tuna or peanut butter in the preschool backpacks and to be able to serve some of the preschoolers during the summer as well. Coldwater added the Lee's Summit School District's alternative high school to its Harvesters' BackSnack program this school year.
  5. In summer 2016, more than 5,200 lunches were distributed in two low-income Lee’s Summit neighborhoods during the 10-week program, and Coldwater sponsored 16 BBQs in the two neighborhoods, which averaged 80 participants at one neighborhood and 160 in the other. Coldwater addded a third neighborhood for Summer Lunches in 2017.
 
GOALS:
  1. Build its own building, which will allow Coldwater to include more household and hygiene items in the Food Pantry, to add refrigeration for fresh produce and more dairy, and to provide space necessary to participate in the Happy Bottoms diaper program.  
  2. Increase the number of students served with Harvesters' BackSnack backpacks of food for the weekends to reach more of the 700-plus Lee's Summit elementary school children identified as chronically hungry.
  3. Expand Friends Days with additional services such as adult computer classes, salon services, and tutoring.
Needs Statement
  1. Monthly donors to support Coldwater's new expanded $225,000 operating budget due to changes in its host church that will require it seek other space arrangements.
  2. Funds to build Coldwater's own building, which will allow it to expand offerings through the Food Pantry to include more household and hygiene items, to add refrigeration for fresh produce and more dairy items, to provide space necessary to participate in the Happy Bottoms diaper distribution program, and to expand storage for off-season items for the Clothes Closet.
  3. Volunteer or funds to assist with grant writing.
  4. Funds to provide more Harvesters' BackSnack backpacks for chronically hungry children. The cost for one student to receive a backpack for the entire school year is $250. Lee's Summit has more than 700 chronically hungry elementary school children. A little less than 300 receive Harvesters' BackSnacks through Coldwater or another Lee's Summit source.
  5. Volunteer to assist with marketing to potential donors.
Service Categories
Human Services
Food Banks, Food Pantries
Areas of Service
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Coldwater has developed a strong volunteer base with a pool of more than 1,000 serving each year through our many programs. Several of these volunteers have developed into strong, volunteer leaders for these programs. Currently, our budget only allows for 1.5 paid employees, so these volunteers give many hours of their free time to Coldwater and its mission.
Through the years, support has grown in the business community and in the public sector, including city administrators, members of the faith community and the school district. Despite its many fabulous volunteers, Coldwater really needs a permanent, part-time administrative assistant to handle such tasks as processing grant paperwork, submitting reports, and assisting those seeking food and clothing at Coldwater or bringing in donations. Coldwater's core teams all have strong leadership and continue to expand their services to meet the needs of the community. An administrative assistant would be of great help to these leaders and provide the executive director with more time for grant writing, fundraising, donor development, strategic planning, and relationship building in the community.  
 
The Coldwater board, staff, and volunteers are continually making the community aware of Coldwater's needs in an effort to gain the funds necessary to better serve the community. Coldwater is constantly challenged to find more funding for its programs in an effort to expand them to meet needs as they arise.
 
Coldwater allows its volunteers to express their passions through a variety of programming and is always open to new possibilities that grow out of volunteers' passions and awareness of needs. Some individuals who have found support through Coldwater programs have later become part of volunteer teams in an effort to give back the friendship they received in their time of need.   
Programs
Description
Coldwater is a funding and community partner with Harvesters to provide nutritional BackSnacks of weekend food to chronically hungry elementary and high school children in the Lee’s Summit school system. Coldwater partners directly with the Lee's Summit School District Early Education Center and two HeadStart schools to organize and pack backpacks of weekend food for preschoolers. Coldwater also provides food support for the food pantries at three Lee's Summit middle schools and three Lee's Summit high schools. 
 
During summer, Coldwater's No Hungry Kids! Summer Lunches program provides sack lunches five days a week along with a mobile library and recreation in three of the lowest income neighborhoods in Lee's Summit.
 
Every Wednesday evening during June and July, Coldwater organizes Summer BBQs in two of these neighborhoods. Community groups, including churches, businesses, civic organizations, teachers, youth groups and individual families, volunteer to help host these each week.
Program Budget $61,340.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Meal Distribution
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Children who don’t go to school hungry have better attitudes, find it easier to be attentive and ultimately perform better academically. Harvesters' studies have shown that children who receive Harvesters' BackSnacks have better attendance, fewer tardies and higher self-esteem. They are healthier and happier than those who are consistently hungry.
 
During the summer, when these children do not have a free school breakfast or lunch, Coldwater delivers a healthy lunch that will hopefully sustain them until dinner. Unfortunately, for some, this is the only meal of the day. In addition to just making sure the children have food during the day, Coldwater hopes it can help these families make their food dollars go further by serving the children lunch each day during the week.
Long-Term Success

The goal of No Hungry Kids! is to eventually serve all of the more than 700 chronically hungry children in Lee's Summit with backpacks of food every week during the school year, a healthy lunch Monday through Friday during the summer, and a healthy dinner on Wednesday nights in June and July. This will not only improve their way of life but also enhance their ability to learn and develop into healthy citizens of their community. Through the relationships we build with the families we touch with this program, Coldwater strives to give them the hope they need to pull themselves out of their struggles.

Program Success Monitored By
Harvesters evaluates the BackSnack program through parent, teacher and administrator surveys and shares the results with participating agencies. Coldwater's No Hungry Kids! leader, a former teacher and now substitute teacher, also discusses the Harvesters' BackSnack program and the preschool backpack program with the teachers, counselors and social workers at the schools to which we provide backpacks of food. She cannot interview the children or their families, but the teachers, counselors and social workers share success stories with her and discuss any needed changes.
 
Data collected from the previous year for the Summer Lunches program is evaluated every spring to determine necessary changes. Menus are reviewed to ensure nutritional value and their appeal to children. Other areas considered are distribution times, volunteer scheduling and purchasing procedures. Summer BBQs also are reviewed every year to evaluate such areas as nutritional value and weather-related procedures. 
Examples of Program Success
The need for the Harvesters' BackSnack program and its success is reflected in the children who receive them. A boy at one elementary school Coldwater serves asked a volunteer if she had any food for him because he didn’t have any at home. She was able to go to Coldwater’s food pantry and get food for the family. Months later, as she was carrying the Harvesters BackSnacks into the school, the same child was in the office. When he saw her coming in with the filled backpacks, he ran to her with a huge smile on his face and shared that he gets to have one of those backpacks each week.
 
Another volunteer delivering backpacks to the early childhood center had the opportunity to chat with one of the children who was very excited about getting a backpack each week. The school instructor and counselor explained what a difference the backpack of food had made for this particular child. Since getting the backpack, he was more attentive in class and participated in class more.
Description Coldwater’s Food Pantry & Clothes Closet are open 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. During the holidays, the schedule may be adjusted. The Pantry distributes two to three bags of groceries to an average of 120 families at each Friends Day. They also receive a half gallon of millk. The Clothes Closet distributes about 500 items of clothing each Friends Day. These Saturdays also include the Senior Mobile Pantry. Through the Senior Mobile Pantry, Coldwater volunteer drivers deliver bags of groceries and companionship to senior citizens without transportation. 

Coldwater’s Friends Day Lunch Program on these Saturdays provides an opportunity to build friendships by sharing a meal. Coldwater received the Harvesters Circle of Hope Award for this on-site feeding program. Volunteers serve 150 to 200 meals each Friends Day.

Other services administered through Friends Day include Christmas adoptions and school supply distribution.

Program Budget $53,750.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Coldwater provides families/individuals with food and clothing assistance to meet their immediate needs in a friendly setting that develops relationships designed to foster hope.
Long-Term Success
Families/individuals in need receive help in a caring environment that will help them find the hope to search out opportunities that will eventually prevent them from needing assistance. 
Program Success Monitored By
Coldwater has based programming and services on solicited information and one-on-one conversations with participants. Surveys are conducted every two to three years to evaluate services provided on Friends Day Saturdays.
Examples of Program Success
The Clothing Closet started with a handful of moms sharing a few baskets of their own children's outgrown clothing with those in need. Now more than 50 volunteers a month process thousands of articles of clothing that are hung on 26 racks, as well as shoes, linens, household items, books and toys. In 2016, more than 20,000 items were distributed through the Clothes Closet.
 
The Food Pantry started with minimal food donations distributed to those in need. Now Coldwater aquires food through Harvesters in addition to collecting food donations from the community. Two to three bags of groceries are distributed to an average of 120 families twice a month. In 2016, more than 60,000 pounds of food were distributed through the Food Pantry. 
 
Coldwater's friendly atmosphere has helped those who come feel a part of the Coldwater family. Many have become volunteers and even in-kind donors.
Description
The Out4Others Missions Week Program is designed to train youth to become longtime volunteers in their community. The two-week program includes a week of training for two different age groups -- fifth through sixth grade and seventh through eighth grade. During this week, speakers talk about the importance of volunteering in their community and different volunteer opportunities available. Students also go to different locations in the community during the week to do hands-on projects.      
Program Budget $750.00
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Voluntarism Promotion
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
The students who have participated each year complete service projects that have included yard work in retirement communities and at individual homes, tornado clean up in another community, preparing and serving lunches for the Coldwater Summer Lunches program, yard work at youth camps, sorting food at a food bank, cleaning at a nonprofit thrift store and providing entertainment for children in a women's shelter. Many have found a heart for serving for the first time, while others have found a place(s) to continue to volunteer in the future. 
Long-Term Success
Coldwater hopes to train volunteers that will eventually be the future adult volunteers of Coldwater and other community organizations.
Program Success Monitored By
Coldwater measures the success of this program through discussions with parents of the children involved and feedback from the children themselves. Throughout the week, the program director asks for input from the students regarding their experiences. 
Examples of Program Success
Most of the participants return to the program each year that they are eligible. Some students have returned after they have aged out of the program to help supervise the younger students and assist the director. Many of the former participants have continued to seek out volunteer opportunities at Coldwater and other organizations.
 
Every year parents share their appreciation for how the program positively affects their children and often call before dates are even posted each year to make sure Coldwater is continuing to offer this program.
 
Representatives from the facilities the group has visited have requested that the group return year after year.
 
Over the past 8 years 400 students have provided hundreds of hours of work in their community, including bringing joy to small children forced to live in a battered women's shelter, cleaning up the grounds of a youth camp, serving lunches to chronically hungry children, and sorting food for distribution throughout the community. 
Description
League of Smiles is a more affordable co-ed t-ball league for children ages 4-7. The program includes practices, games, a t-shirt, a trophy and snacks, and an end-of-season banquet.
Program Budget $4,000.00
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Baseball/Softball
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
By the end of each season, the children have had fun learning to play t-ball, just like other children their age, regardless of their families' incomes.
Long-Term Success
This Coldwater program offers a more affordable option for children ages 4-7 to participate in t-ball. This is designed so that these children can experience the same sporting opportunities as other children with more means. Living in poverty can make children feel set apart from their peers, especially as they grow older. Coldwater hopes to eliminate at least one of the many situations that can affect their self-esteem.
Program Success Monitored By
Coldwater monitors the success of this program by the number of children who participate each year. 
Examples of Program Success
One year when a parent could not afford the program for her children but wanted to participate, a plea for assistance was put on Facebook and someone offered to cover the children's participation fee. 
 
Families return every year and call each spring to confirm the program will continue. In 2016, the program had a record 105 children participate.
CEO Comments
Harvesters has identified more than 700 elementary students who are chronically hungry in Lee's Summit. Currently Lee's Summit organizations such as Coldwater serve only part of these students with Harvesters' BackSnacks (backpacks of food for the weekend). Coldwater's goal is to continuously strive to provide all of these chronically hungry children in Lee's Summit with food for the weekend through our No Hungry Kids! program. We constantly search for grants and other funding sources so that we can extend our commitment to Harvesters as a funding partner to include more and more of these students.
 
We have found that the families who visit our Food Pantry & Clothes Closet are in need of food and clothing as well as hygiene and cleaning products. Unfortunately, our storage space is becoming an issue, and our board has always chosen to make food the priority with the available funds. For years Coldwater has rented space from the church that founded it, but the church's circumstances have changed. Coldwater is going to have to seek another option for its location. However, Coldwater plans to take this opportunity to expand so that it will have more space to continue to grow its programs and services, including more refrigeration for fresh produce and more dairy products and storage space. We will spend the second quarter of 2017 doing a monthly giving campaign to create an operating budget that will allow Coldwater to rent space and eventually build its own building. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Monica Humbard
Term Start Jan 2015
Compensation $0 - $50,000
Experience Monica Humbard served on the Coldwater board for five years and volunteered for Coldwater for six years prior to becoming the executive director in January 2015. She has served in many capacities over the years including Marketing Director, leader of the Out4Others Missions Week youth volunteer training program, Treasurer and Co-Chair of the annual Winterfest fundraiser. She also served as a volunteer on many Coldwater teams including No Hungry Kids! BackSnacks, Summer Lunches and Drive Out Hunger golf tournament fundraiser. She served as an interim director at Coldwater January through July in 2013 and from October through December 2014. 
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Rachel Cash Aug 2013 - Sept 2014
Jackie Knabe Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
Senior Staff
Title Community Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 1
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 1000
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 1
Male 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
Coldwater collaborates with the Lee's Summit School District for its Coldwater Preschool backpack program and its middle/high school food pantry support program, with the Lee's Summit School District and Harvesters for the Harvesters' BackSnack program for elementary students, and with Harvesters and Hiland Dairy for the Dairy Distribution program. Coldwater is a Harvesters agency and both a funding and community partner. 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2017
Chamber of Commerce2017
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Circle of HopeHarvesters2011
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments
To better serve our community, Coldwater needs a full-time office administrator but does not currently have the funding for this position. Coldwater currently uses several volunteers to attempt to fulfill the needs in this area. As the organization grows, however, it has become apparent that this position needs the consistency of one employee. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Teri Shipley
Company Affiliation Cornerstone Church
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2024
Email teri@cornerstone4u.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Carly Bade Community Volunteer
Stacey Broderson Coffelt Land Title
Alisa Cain Internal Revenue Service
Jolene Carter JRK Residential Group
Jennifer Collier St. Luke's Hospital
Jan Durbin McCambridge Brothers Construction & substitute teacher in Lee’s Summit School District
Jim Hallam State Farm Insurance
Travis Reno Renoconsulting
Kevin Shipley JE Dunn
Teri Shipley Cornerstone Church
Sandy Thompson Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 handicapped
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
By-laws
Personnel
Finance
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Angie Cain Retired
Diana Carollo Erickson
Dr. Sheryl Cochran Meadow Lane Elementary
Joanne Ellis GE
Jesse McDaniel Wells Fargo
Brett Miller Miller Lawn & Landscape
Elaine Peckham Schmidt Music
Bill Regan Financial Consultant
Barb Sinor-Massie Mazuma Credit Union
Dr. Chris Troester Lee's Summit R7 School District
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $177,550
Projected Expenses $170,338
Spending Policy Income Only
Audit Documents
2011 Audit
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.   
  • Foundation/Corporation revenue line may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$113,993$137,379$71,920
Administration Expense$0$0$300
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.271.021.40
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$73,508$44,366$52,802
Current Assets$73,508$44,366$52,802
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$3,766$5,417$8,500
Total Net Assets$69,742$38,949$44,302
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities19.528.196.21
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountJourney Church International $15,110 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCommerce Trust $8,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountUnited Services Community Action Agency $6,500 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose We foresee beginning a building campaign during the next year for a new building that will allow us to not only continue our current programming in a more suitable setting but also to have additional space for our Food Pantry so that we can add refrigeration for fresh produce and dairy items and a separate, locked room designated for the Happy Bottoms diaper program. We also need more storage for off-season program supplies and clothing for the Clothes Closet.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments
Coldwater has struggled with finding the funding for a formal audit in the last few years. The board has chosen to focus all funding on the programs that serve those in need. We hope to have the financial capability to have a formal review done by a licensed CPA in 2017, but in the meantime, we are in the process of forming an audit committee made up of professionals who can perform an independent informal audit.
 
Coldwater is currently waiting for the completion of its 2016 990, which should be available in May 2017.
Organization Name Coldwater of Lee's Summit
Address 501 NE Missouri Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 640865834
Primary Phone (816) 786-0758
Contact Email director@coldwater.me
CEO/Executive Director Monica Humbard
Board Chair Teri Shipley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cornerstone Church
Year of Incorporation 2005