SHARE, Inc., dba Camp MITIOG
7615 N Platte Purchase Dr
Kansas City MO 64118
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 221-4450
Mission Statement
MITIOG, a project of SHARE, Inc, is devoted to organizing and creating quality life experiences and lasting memories for children born with Spina Bifida. Those children and their families are served without regard to sex, race, religion, economic condition, educational status or social level. MITIOG seeks to help the children with activities, which fulfill their physical and emotional developmental needs, increase their sense of self-worth and promote self-reliance in daily activities.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Gary Libeer
Board Chair Stanley Troah
Board Chair Company Affiliation Forthright Systems & Consulting
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1984
Former Names
Serice Camp
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement MITIOG, a project of SHARE, Inc, is devoted to organizing and creating quality life experiences and lasting memories for children born with Spina Bifida. Those children and their families are served without regard to sex, race, religion, economic condition, educational status or social level. MITIOG seeks to help the children with activities, which fulfill their physical and emotional developmental needs, increase their sense of self-worth and promote self-reliance in daily activities.
Background Statement
In 1969, Madalyn Burlington, a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Auxiliary, discovered there was no camping program for children with this disease. The first camp, held in 1969, initially served two goals:
  • Meeting the needs of this special population
  • Providing an opportunity of involving church youth in a meaningful service project.

A few years later, adding children with Spina Bifida into the camp came about through another person who suggested combining both of these special populations into one camp. Since that time, the camp has expanded in both campers and staff. In 1993 the camp became 100% for children with Spina Bifida.

Camp leaders approached Share, Inc., a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to take over the operation of the camp. Share, Inc. adopted MITIOG as one of its projects, and since that time, has worked to broaden the participation of program leadership through more community involvement in planning and promotion, as well as increase community financial support.

Impact Statement
2015 Accomplishments: 
 
  • In 2015, we had 57 campers one of our highest attended camps, 95% of the campers returned from the 2014 year. Campers range in age from 6 to 16 years old. When they turn 16 they graduate - 5% graduated by turning 16 years old in 2015.
  • Camp MITIOG gives the special needs community a chance to have a normal life without the stigma of a birth defect. We are 100% full most years. Our capacity is 57 campers.
  • The Secondary goal with the same importants is to make an enviroment where the youth of our community can come together for a week to learn what it is like to give back to community. The goal is accomplished by the returning counselors - some for over 20 years. One of the counselors came up to me last year and said, "I am coming back - this has changed my life. I will never be the same again."
Camp MITIOG does give back projects each year to give back to the community, In 2016 we will be making blankets for new mothers of children with Spina bifita.

 

Needs Statement
  1. Audio Visual equipment, Lap Top computer with the software to create slide shows and video editing while at camp.
  2. Portable sound system which will play MP3 files, CDs and access the Internet.
  3. Cost for the rental of the Camp Doniphan Retreat and Conference Center and grounds.
  4. Sport wheelchairs for camper activities.
  5. Medical supply and storage trailer to store the inventory from one year to the next.
Service Categories
Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations
Camps
Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
KS
KS - Fort Bend
KS - Franklin County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Lawrence
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
MO - Platte County
MO - Ray County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

I am very proud of the successes we have had with Camp MITIOG over the last 45 years. It gives me great joy to see the lives of the children served by Camp MITIOG come back every year after their first year without fail. Their smiles and carefree demeanor caused by the chance to get fresh air, play like other children and the ability to be normal with the challenges in their lives. This organization has changed the lives of an estimated 5,000 campers, as well as, utilizing an estimated 5,000, 100% volunteer hours to plan, and run the camp. The staff members, many whom have been involved with camp MITIOG for over 10 years, return every year, work tirelessly and give up their time off from their regular jobs year after year to serve the campers. The success of the camp is evidenced every year when we hear from campers who are graduating and will not return the next year because of their age. Their comments are, “I will miss this experience” or “Thank you for preparing me for life.” Or “I can’t wait until I can come back and be a counselor.”
 
The challenges we have faced and will continue to face include a dwindling funding sources. The down turn in the economy has especially hit Camp MITIOG hard. Several of our larger funding sources were not able to continue to fund the camp and we were in jeopardy of not holding camp. In fact in 2008 we didn’t raise the entire cost of the camp until after the camp was held. 

To overcome these challenges we have worked very hard to increase the number of donors who donate smaller amounts. Thus if one donor cannot donate the next year the camp is not in jeopardy of not having enough money to pay for the camp. We have increased the awareness of the needs of the camp and funding requirements to in order to continue this wonderful asset to the Kansas City Metro area. 

It is challenging to continue to provide the highest quality of camp. We continue to work to increase the quality of the program and ask for outside input to the program.

Programs
Description We provide a camping experience or children living with Spina Bifida, With no cost to the families or campers. The Camp is provided using 100% volunteer hours and has touched over 5,000 lives over the last 45 years of operation.
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Camping
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), People/Families with of People with Disabilities,
Short-Term Success
Each year we send out a survey asking for comments which would make the camp better. Many surveys come back asking if we can have camp run longer than the five days it runs each year. The parents of the campers comment about how their children are happier after camp and keep their joy throughout the year in anticipation of next year's camp.
Several years ago when the camp was in jeopardy of not having the funding necessary to provide the camp, many parents found out about the situation and stepped in and put together their own fundraising drives and helped push the fundraising efforts and we were able to have camp. Camp MITIGO staff didn’t ask for that extra effort and it was a joy to know the dedication of our community to rescue this program. 
 
The American Camping Association certification is a success of which we are proud.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal of this program is to teach the campers self reliance and independence for their life ahead. The goal of the program is also to provide an educational program to young adults who have an opportunity to give back to society at a young age. In this giving they find the joy of life and the knowledge they can cope better with life’s bumps and struggles without turning to alcohol or drugs.
Program Success Monitored By A survey is utilized each year. The comments and concerns are addressed and evaluated and the program is changed where appropriate. 
 
 
Examples of Program Success
The Camp is provided using 100% volunteer hours and has touched over 5,000 lives over the last 45 years of operation. 
 
In 2015, we had 57 campers one of our highest attended camps, 95% of the campers returned from the 2014 year. Campers range in age from 6 to 16 years old. When they turn 16 they graduate - 5% graduated by turning 16 years old in 2015.
 
CEO Comments
  • To establish an endowment. 
  • Have more consistent giving by donors and increase donor base. One provider is contributing over half the income for this camp each year.  If we lost this one contributor we could not have camp each year.  
  • Purchase Sport Wheelchairs for camp activities.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Gary Libeer
Term Start July 1996
Experience
Gary and Mary Libeer have been the Camp directors for 20 years. Gary works with computers at Associated Whole Sale Grocers. Gary recruited and manages a group of close knit staff who are experts in every facet of the camping program.
 
Camp MITIOG is an American Camping Association Accredited Camping program. Gary has maintained this accreditation. Each staff member and counselor has to be a certified Child Care Worker certified by the Community of Christ Church. Gary conducts these classes annually. This protects the campers and the staff from misconduct by teaching the staff the appropriate care of the people in their control.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 90
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Camps for Kids organization and Camp MITIOG work closely together to increase the awareness and fundraising efforts of both organizations.  Camp MITIOG doesn't pay fundraising professionals and the resources Camps for Kids provide the fundraising efforts of Camp MITIOG is invaluable.  Our relationship with Camps for Kids has strengthened both organizations. 
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation2000
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
To establish an endowment.  Have more consistent giving by donors.
Also, increase donor base.   One provider is contributing over half the income for this camp each year.  If we lost this one contributor we could not have camp each year.   Purchase Sport Wheelchairs for camp activities.
Board Chair
Board Chair Stanley Troah
Company Affiliation Forthright Systems & Consulting
Term Dec 2014 to Dec 2016
Email Stan@forwright.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Mike Hale Community of Christ
Mr. John Mueller unknown
Mr. Stanley Troah
Mr. Paul H Wilson Community of Christ
Mr. Mike Windes Public School Principal –Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Norman Bernauer Advertizing Agent - Retired
Mr. John Canterbury Director of Audio Visuals Services Overland Park Convention Center
Ms. Paula Sue Keller City Wide Maintenance - Business Development Specialist
Mr. Aaron David Laughlin Providence Health System
Mr. Gary Libeer Associated Wholesale Foods
Mr. John Trinkl Reece-Nichols Real Estate Agent
Mr. Alex White Professor of Mathematics - Retired
Mr. Mike Windes Public School Principal –Retired
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $54,000
Projected Expenses $54,000
Spending Policy Income Only
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the organization's internal financial documents.
  • FY 2013:  Financial data reported using audited financial statements for SHARE, Inc.     
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$42,020$42,000$38,450
Administration Expense$523$2,000$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.001.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%95%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$127,332$0$104,829
Current Assets$127,332$0$1,425
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$127,332$0$104,829
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%--0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name SHARE, Inc., dba Camp MITIOG
Address 7615 N Platte Purchase Dr
Kansas City, MO 64118
Primary Phone (816) 221-4450
Contact Email AD.Laughlin@yahoo.com
CEO/Executive Director Gary Libeer
Board Chair Stanley Troah
Board Chair Company Affiliation Forthright Systems & Consulting
Year of Incorporation 1984
Former Names
Serice Camp