MADI Donations, Inc.
1659 Summit St.
Kansas City MO 64108
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 522-7344
Mission Statement
MADI Makes is a social enterprise created by MADI Donations 501c3 to break the cycle of chronic homelessness and unemployment and create pathways to self-sufficiency. The goal of the program is to help at-risk people with employment barriers get jobs, keep jobs and build a better life. The MADI Makes job-training program will provide transitional employment opportunities for at-risk apprentices. Apprentices will gain basic work skills such as attendance and punctuality, attention to detail and endurance. They will also earn positive work references and more complex skill sets such as workplace interaction skills and sewing skills on commercial sewing machines. All of these social and vocational skills will help apprentices gain knowledge, build confidence and pave the way toward fulfilling employment in the community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Pam Besheer
Board Chair Alonzo Williams
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2015
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Here's how your tax-deductible donations will directly impact the lives of women in need:
  1. Donations help us fulfill the urgent needs requests for underwear from domestic violence and homeless shelters as well as rape crisis centers and other aid organizations.
  2. Your donations will fund MADI Donations' pilot job-training program for at-risk women, called "MADI Makes." The program in conjunction with Hope Faith Ministries 501c3 will train at-risk women to sew on commercial machines.  

Donate here: https://www.madiapparel.com/pages/donate You can also make text donations by texting "MADI" to 41444.

Support: We are always looking for companies to partner with for in-kind donations at our events or silent auction items for MADI Donations' Gala fundraiser, Runway to Impact." 

Volunteers: We also need volunteers to staff many of our fundraising events for MADI Donations including our "Runway to Impact" Gala show in October in The Gallery at the Power & Light District.  We are currently looking for 30 volunteers for the Gala event.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement MADI Makes is a social enterprise created by MADI Donations 501c3 to break the cycle of chronic homelessness and unemployment and create pathways to self-sufficiency. The goal of the program is to help at-risk people with employment barriers get jobs, keep jobs and build a better life. The MADI Makes job-training program will provide transitional employment opportunities for at-risk apprentices. Apprentices will gain basic work skills such as attendance and punctuality, attention to detail and endurance. They will also earn positive work references and more complex skill sets such as workplace interaction skills and sewing skills on commercial sewing machines. All of these social and vocational skills will help apprentices gain knowledge, build confidence and pave the way toward fulfilling employment in the community.
Background Statement
About MADI Apparel LLC
MADI Donations is affiliated with MADI Apparel, (which stands for Make A Difference Intimate Apparel), a for-profit company that donates a new pair of underwear to women in need for every item of clothing purchased from MADI Apparel. Underwear is the most needed, under-donated article of clothing at area domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters and rape crisis centers. MADI Apparel is a woman-owned company that manufactures eco-friendly, elegant intimate apparel including underwear, bralettes, sleep tops, robes and sleep shorts through contracted women-owned cut and sew teams in the Kansas City region.
 
“MADI Makes” Program
MADI Makes is a social enterprise created by MADI Donations 501c3 to break the cycle of chronic homelessness and unemployment and create pathways to self-sufficiency. The goal of the program is to help at-risk people with employment barriers get jobs, keep jobs and build a better life. The MADI Makes job-training program will provide transitional employment opportunities for at-risk apprentices. Apprentices will gain basic work skills such as attendance and punctuality, attention to detail and endurance. They will also earn positive work references and more complex skillsets such as workplace interaction skills and sewing skills on commercial sewing machines. All of these social and vocational skills will help apprentices gain knowledge, build confidence and pave the way toward fulfilling employment in the community.
Impact Statement
2017 Impact:
MADI Donations is affiliated with MADI Apparel, (Make A Difference Intimate Apparel), a for-profit company that donates a new pair of underwear to women in need for every item of clothing (eco-friendly sleep tops and shorts, robes, underwear and bralettes,) purchased from MADI Apparel. Underwear is the most needed, under-donated article of clothing. MADI Donations 501c3 manages the donations and accepts grants/donations to fund underwear donations. MADI Donations has donated aver 4,500 pairs of underwear to date.
 
2018 Impact:
We are partnered with Hope Faith Ministries for the MADI Makes Program. Hope Faith Ministries, Kansas City’s only collaborative day center, houses a large sewing center. They currently teach women to sew garments, backpacks and other useful items. The sewing center will house the MADI Makes program including the commercial sewing machines, the fabric and other items needed to cut and sew the donation pairs of underwear. Hope Faith Ministries has identified several at-risk women with employment barriers to begin the apprentice job-training program with our seamstress trainers. With funding, we will train three women in 2018. Once the apprentices have mastered sewing the donation underwear, MADI Apparel (the for-profit buy one-give one company), will contract with the apprentices to sew the donation pairs of underwear, successfully closing the loop with at risk-women sewing underwear that will be donated to at-risk women and providing transitional employment as well as employment references for the apprentices. The overall goal of the program is to help apprentices find full time employment in the growing regional garment industry.
 
An added benefit is the support we will provide the community and small business garment manufacturers through training experienced sewing workers. The Kansas City garment manufacturing industry is growing at such a rapid rate that companies are continually looking for experienced cut and sew workers.
Needs Statement
A conservative estimate from organizations such as the Women’s Employment Network suggests that nearly 70% of at-risk women who lack community support will relapse to their at-risk behavior. MADI Donations’ “MADI Makes,” program hopes to close that gap with significant, meaningful training on commercial sewing machines as well as workplace and financial counseling for at-risk women apprenticed though Hope Faith Ministries.
 
With funding for the MADI Makes program and for the annual MADI Donations fundraising event, “Runway to Impact,” we can provide a sustaining job-training program for at-risk women.
 
Additionally, the cut and sew and garment manufacturing is in dire need of additional workers – full time and contract. MADI will hire successful apprentices to cut and sew the donation pairs of underwear, as well as train the at-risk women to find meaningful, long term employment.
 
MADI Donation’s specific needs: Funding for the job-training program includes a stipend for apprentice during the training program, trainer salary, professional sewing machine and funds to train at-risk women on other job-related responsibilities. The cost is approximately $10,000 per apprentice. That cost will go down substantially when more students are enrolled.
Service Categories
Adult Education
Areas of Service
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Hayley Besheer is the CEO/Founder of MADI Apparel and MADI Donations 501c3. MADI Apparel is America’s most impactful brand of intimate apparel, sleep wear, lounge wear underwear and bralettes.
 
“We started MADI Apparel, a cause-based social impact company, when I learned that underwear is the most needed, under-donated article of clothing at nearly every domestic violence shelter. About the same time I learned that a close family member had been a victim of domestic violence. She was a strong, independent woman, and it was difficult to believe that she had been a victim, so I wanted to find a way to make a difference in the lives of women who suffer the ultimate abuse, abuse from someone they love. After researching the needs of domestic violence shelters, my path and my passion became clear. One in four women in the US are victims of domestic violence. Women who flee to shelters often arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Shelters receive donations of clothing and household items but rarely new, clean underwear. And for women receiving a pair of MADI undies, it means much more than underwear, it’s dignity. So far, we’ve donated over 4,700 pairs of underwear to women through 26 partnered organizations (including homeless shelters, transitional living facilities and rape crisis centers).
 
But, we simply wanted to do more. So we founded MADI Donations 501c3 and developed a pilot project to help at-risk women with more than just underwear donations. The MADI Makes project will train at-risk women the skills they need to sew the donation pairs of underwear. As a woman-owned small business using only local woman-owned cut and sew teams I learned first hand about the growing KC fashion industry and the need for more professional cut and sew teams. Through this program we can help at-risk women help at-risk women. Additionally, we will contract with graduates from the program to sew the donation pairs – providing them with transitional employment."
Programs
Description MADI Makes is a social enterprise created by MADi Donations 501c3 to break the cycle of chronic homelessness and unemployment and create pathways to self-sufficiency.  The goal of the program is to help at-risk women with employment barriers get jobs, keep jobs and build a better life.  The MADI Makes job-training program will provide transitional employment opportunities for at-risk apprentices.  Apprentices will gain basic work skills such as attendance and punctuality, attention to detail and endurance.  They will also earn positive work references and more complex skill sets such as workplace interaction skills and sewing skills on commercial sewing machines.  All of these social and vocational skills will help apprentices gain knowledge, build confidence and pace the way toward fulfilling employment in the community.
Program Budget $40,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Short-term success will include raising funds necessary to teach three to five at-risk women the skills needed for transitional employment in the garment industry.
Long-Term Success Long term success will include transitional employment into full-time positions that help at-risk women break the cycle of chronic homelessness.
Program Success Monitored By Program success will be monitored by MADI Donations Executive Director and the MADI Board of Directors.  Additionally, staff at Hope Faith Ministries will monitor the program on a day to day basis.
Examples of Program Success One example of the program's success will be a trained apprentice.  Following a six week program to train an apprentice how to sew the donation undergarments, MADI Apparel, (the for-profit company), will contract with the apprentice to sew the donation pairs of underwear for a per pair cost.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Pam Besheer
Term Start Dec 2017
Experience Pam Besheer, Executive Director of MADI Donations, is a seasoned marketing and business development professional with deep ties to the greater Kansas City region. She has served as Chief Marketing Officer for one of the area's largest law firms, Lathrop & Gage, and has headed marketing departments for a variety of other area companies including Milbank Manufacturing, ARC Physical Therapy Plus, Husch Blackwell and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Contractors 2
Volunteers 30
Retention Rate 95%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 2
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
MADI Donations is currently collaborating with Hope Faith Ministries on the MADI Makes program, a program to teach at-risk women to sew underwear and the skills they need to find continuous employment in order to help them escape the cycle of homelessness.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Alonzo Williams
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2021
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Riley AllenCommunity Volunteer
Mary AllenCommunity Volunteer
Kathy BussingCommunity Volunteer
Tom SloverCommunity Volunteer
Caroline TurnerCommunity Volunteer
Alonzo WilliamsCommunity Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 20%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Sarah DodgeCommunity Volunteer
Mariah FriendCommunity Volunteer
Lisa MurphyCommunity Volunteer
Alfredo PalacolHope Faith Ministries
Erin ResssegieuCommunity Volunteer
Kat SalvoCommunity Volunteer
Carey SilvermanCommunity Volunteer
Douglas SurberCommunity Volunteer
Henry ThomasCommunity Volunteer
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $50,000
Projected Expenses $17,000
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using organization's internal financials.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$4,563$21,663$7,378
Administration Expense$10,342$27,642$1,305
Fundraising Expense$506$3,308$4,273
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.500.633.28
Program Expense/Total Expenses30%41%57%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
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
Other Documents
Organization Name MADI Donations, Inc.
Address 1659 Summit St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Phone (816) 522-7344
Contact Email madiapparel@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Pam Besheer
Board Chair Alonzo Williams
Year of Incorporation 2015