One by One Project
1503 Main Street, #214
Grandview MO 64030
Because she's worth it

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 388-0663
Mission Statement
One by One Project is empowering communities through awareness to end sex trafficking and supports local nonprofits who work to alleviate sex trafficking in the Kansas City area.

In 2017 we desire to open a drop in center coffee shop for those in need of resources and a hand up as they gain courage to get the help they need. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Andrea Shelton
Board Chair Jessica Mauderer
Board Chair Company Affiliation One by One Project
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement One by One Project is empowering communities through awareness to end sex trafficking and supports local nonprofits who work to alleviate sex trafficking in the Kansas City area.

In 2017 we desire to open a drop in center coffee shop for those in need of resources and a hand up as they gain courage to get the help they need. 
Background Statement
Founded August 2011 in Kansas City by Andrea Shelton and Laura Wakefield. Andrea Shelton was introduced to the horrors of sex trafficking while she lived in the Philippines from 2003 to 2007. After researching the problem on the international and national side, she saw the severity of the problem in her hometown and decided to start One by One Project in hopes of getting your average American educated on what is happening in their community.
 
Phase One of the organization is to raise awareness to the community by hosting events and educational presentations. Phase Two will be to offer specialized services to sex trafficking victims ages 24 and younger. 
Impact Statement
2016 Accomplishments:

  1. December/January - One by One Project hosted the Give Hope to One New Year's Eve event that included a Great Gatsby theme.
    Also in January, we were part of the KC Street Hope NOW Freedom Gala in which over 300 people were in attendance.
  2. Hosted the 5th Annual Spike Trafficking Volleyball Tournament in June with over 200 people in attendance.
  3. Selected along with the Restoration House as the charity for the North Heartland Community Church Golf Tournament for the second year in a row.

2017 Goals:

  1. Raise awareness and host 200 people at the Spike Trafficking Volleyball Tournament in June.
  2. To present at least one educational awareness/prevention a month.
  3.  Develop the Drop In/Resource center concept in downtown Kansas City for our specialized service programs with our partners.
 

Needs Statement
2017 Needs:
  1. Corporate sponsorship for annual events 
  2. Corporate sponsors, pledges, donations, grants, and/or matching gifts for our 2017 Give Hope to One capital campaign. Our goal is $500,000+. 
  3. Pro bono professional services for grant writing, legal advice, and accounting.
Service Categories
Sexual Abuse Prevention
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
MO - Platte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
In relation to the successes, the organization has achieved and continues to strive to achieve its goals. The nonprofit is shining a bright light on an issue that has far too long remained hidden in the recesses and shadows of apathy and ignorance.
 
One by One Project is in the fundraising nascent stage, where it becomes vital to lay a solid foundation upon which to build. The leadership of the organization is focused on this base, which allows it to grow organically, though maintain a solid structure that will not crumble when the organization increases its capacity and future growth. The challenges of the organization and the governance thereof are those that many startups face, whether for profit or nonprofit, these being directly related to capitalization, that is, the funds required to grow the organization, and thereby successfully accomplish the reason for the entity's existence. Since One by One Project is a startup, and needs to raise capital before it can provide the much-needed services to its clients, the focus of the organization has to be on that goal in its current stage. As we grow, we continue to develop sustainability plans that will allow each program to be self-sufficient in its own right. 
Programs
Description

We raise awareness of sex trafficking to the community. We accomplish this with awareness events, presentations, and educational workshops. 

During our awareness events we present to the participants an overview about sex trafficking and offer opportunities for them to become more educated on the issue, volunteer, or give. Our methods of raising awareness are through videos, speeches, personal stories, material, and speaking with interested individuals.
 
We also provide the opportunity for churches, schools, businesses, networking groups, etc. to request an awareness presentation or educational workshop. These awareness presentations focus on what they can to do prevent or eliminate sex trafficking. The presentation is a sex trafficking 101 with topics ranging from what is sex trafficking to what to do if you see a trafficking situation. Our educational workshops focus on teaching professionals relevant information on what they can do when they come into contact with a victim based in their field. The topics we cover in our presentation include, but are not limited to, how to spot sex trafficking, what to do if they see sex trafficking, how to help victims of sex trafficking and techniques for preventing sex trafficking from taking place.  
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Sexual Assault Prevention
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success Our events and presentations have grown since last year. This growth has enabled us to double our numbers in those we have raised awareness with. This growth means more people are able to spot a trafficking situation and know what to do in it. 
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal in this program is to educate the community on sex trafficking, while raising funds for our specialized services. We also hope that it makes the community more aware of what happens in their surroundings so they are able to spot potential trafficking situations. 
Program Success Monitored By
We asked ourselves these yes or no questions to determine our success for the events we have hosted. If yes, was the majority, we saw the event this year as a success:
  1. Did we have a good turnout of attendees?
  2. Did we raise funds (after expenses) for programs?
  3. Did we educate the community on sex trafficking?
  4. Did people leave feeling challenged to get more involved in ending sex trafficking?
  5. Is our network expanding?
Examples of Program Success
One Eleven- Started our Call to Action challenge with over 30 people signing up for 30 days of educational emails on human trafficking.  
 
Call to Action- Over 100 people have gone through this 30 day challenge this year. Because of this challenge 2 girls were recognized as victims and able to get the help needed.  
 
Volleyball Tournament- Had 24 teams play, totaling about 300 people at the event.  

Softball Tournament - we had 4 teams, totaling about 60 people in attendance that day.
 
Presentations-  Held 10 different educational workshops throughout the year. 

At the end of each, different players would come ask how they can get more involved and what they can do to help stop trafficking.
CEO Comments One of the first questions people like to ask is, “How I got started with wanting to fight sex trafficking?” or “What made me want to start One by One Project?” I wish I could say it was one event that defined this passion for me. But the reality is my introduction into sex trafficking and when I started the nonprofit was over a few years. I did not learn about it and wake up and decide to do something. It was gradual. 

I lived in the Philippines for 4.5 years and saw firsthand the effects of sexual exploitation of very young children. I saw the hardships the families we worked with went through. I saw the tears of girls telling me their stories of abuse, neglect, and a desire for love. I saw families sell family members or neighbor kids. I saw old men from other countries on vacation with young Filipina girls. I saw their need to survive. At risk youth and sexual exploitation surrounded me in the Philippines. Yet, no one said anything. It was “normal”. That “normal” and complacency saddened me. My heart broke at each story I heard from my kids and each situation I came across. But I did not know what I could do. I did not know how I could help. I just knew it was wrong. And I did the only thing I knew to do, love and accept the kids I worked with no matter what they did or had to go through. 

I was back in the states on a furlough from the Philippines. I started surfing the web looking for organizations that worked with child prostitution when the words “human trafficking” and “sex trafficking” kept appearing. That led me on a research quest that had me reading anything I could about the issue. That is when I learned this wasn’t a third world country problem, it was a global problem. It was not just happening overseas, it was happening in Kansas City. 

I still didn’t know what to do at this point but now I knew I could not sit idle. I needed to act. I turned this passion and anger at injustice and I wrote down some ideas of what I would do if I could. Those ideas turned into the mission of One by One Project. My passion started in the Philippines but it didn’t end there, just like it won’t end here in KC. 
 
Andrea Shelton 
Founder and Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Andrea Shelton
Term Start Aug 2010
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Director of Finance and Administration
Title Director of Marketing
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 120
Paid Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
  • KC Street Hope
  • Restoration House of Greater Kansas City
  • The Clay Johnson Foundation
  • The Justice Project 
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
KC Business Magazine Rising Star - Jessica MaudererKC Business Magazine2015
Board Chair
Board Chair Jessica Mauderer
Company Affiliation One by One Project
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Email jessica@onebyoneproject.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Jessica Mauderer Isagenix
Andrea Shelton Co-Founder, One by One Project
Laura Wakefield Co-Founder, One by One Project
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
CEO Comments One of the first questions people like to ask is, “How I got started with wanting to fight sex trafficking?” or “What made me want to start One by One Project?” I wish I could say it was one event that defined this passion for me. But the reality is my introduction into sex trafficking and when I started the nonprofit was over a few years. I did not learn about it and wake up and decide to do something. It was gradual. 

I lived in the Philippines for 4.5 years and saw firsthand the effects of sexual exploitation of very young children. I saw the hardships the families we worked with went through. I saw the tears of girls telling me their stories of abuse, neglect, and a desire for love. I saw families sell family members or neighbor kids. I saw old men from other countries on vacation with young Filipina girls. I saw their need to survive. At risk youth and sexual exploitation surrounded me in the Philippines. Yet, no one said anything. It was “normal”. That “normal” and complacency saddened me. My heart broke at each story I heard from my kids and each situation I came across. But I did not know what I could do. I did not know how I could help. I just knew it was wrong. And I did the only thing I knew to do, love and accept the kids I worked with no matter what they did or had to go through. 

I was back in the states on a furlough from the Philippines. I started surfing the web looking for organizations that worked with child prostitution when the words “human trafficking” and “sex trafficking” kept appearing. That led me on a research quest that had me reading anything I could about the issue. That is when I learned this wasn’t a third world country problem, it was a global problem. It was not just happening overseas, it was happening in Kansas City. 

I still didn’t know what to do at this point but now I knew I could not sit idle. I needed to act. I turned this passion and anger at injustice and I wrote down some ideas of what I would do if I could. Those ideas turned into the mission of One by One Project. My passion started in the Philippines but it didn’t end there, just like it won’t end here in KC. 
 
Andrea Shelton 
Founder and Executive Director
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $14,632
Projected Expenses $17,647
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990-EZ.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$22,582$11,151$10,297
Administration Expense$4,439$181$4,513
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.983.232.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%98%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$48,862$48,169$24,296
Current Assets$48,491$48,169$24,296
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$48,862$48,169$24,296
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%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
Organization Comments
Each year nearly 1,700 youth fall victim to commercial sexual exploitation in the Kansas City metropolitan area. These youth need your help! It may be hard to imagine that there is anything that can be done. But, One by One Project is making vast efforts to bring education and prevention to our community as well as freedom and restoration to victims of sex trafficking here in Kansas City.
 
Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated and will be used to further One by One Project's mission.
Organization Name One by One Project
Address 1503 Main Street, #214
Grandview, MO 64030
Primary Phone (816) 388-0663
CEO/Executive Director Andrea Shelton
Board Chair Jessica Mauderer
Board Chair Company Affiliation One by One Project
Year of Incorporation 2011