Northland Christmas Store Inc.
PO Box 28403
Kansas City MO 64188
Mission Statement
To provide a happy and dignified Christmas for our needy families in Clay County.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. William Turnage
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1988
Financial Summary
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Source: IRS Form 990

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Statements
Mission Statement To provide a happy and dignified Christmas for our needy families in Clay County.
Background Statement Before 1988, various clubs and organizations delivered Holiday "baskets" and toys to needy families in Clay County (except Excelsior Springs and Liberty). Since many deserving families were not being reached by this method, the Northland Christmas Store was established. There were 438 Clay County families helped in 1988; and thousands of individual's, home bound persons, and  families have been helped in subsequent years, by delivering food and gifts to them each year. During December, 2015, approximately 1,600 individuals were provided assistance.
Impact Statement
The Store's operation in December 2016 provided assistance for approximately 1,524 individuals in-store, 250 home-bound individuals with food, non-food, toys for children and gift cards.  There were 307 families served in-store during early December, including 825 children, ages 17 and under.
Needs Statement
  1. Money to purchase food, gifts and toys approximately $ 70,000
  2. Donations of canned goods, cereal, pasta, personal care and non-food items.
  3. Volunteers to be on the Board, setup, work and tear down the Christmas Store.
  4. Discernment of qualified families and individuals.
  5. Publicizing the registration procedure so everyone who is qualified has the opportunity to attend the store operation.
Service Categories
Gift Distribution
Gift Distribution
Areas of Service
MO - Clay County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement It can be a challenge to recruit 150 volunteers for one week in December.  So far, for 28 years, we have been successful.  Each fall a letter is mailed out to the list of volunteers from the previous year asking for volunteers for the current year's Christmas Store.  With the use of correspondence, word of mouth and the newspaper; we successfully come up with enough volunteers each year.  It would be impossible to continue to assist 260 families each year without the more than 150 volunteers who faithfully return each year to give of their time and talents. Being there and doing for others at this season renews their faith in the "Spirit of Christmas".  An ongoing challenge is funding the operation to provide the level of service that we have in the past and to serve all who request our assistance.  The rise in cost of items each year contributes to this challenge.  The Store is assisted by several specific fundraisers and organization.  We contact organizations, food companies, schools, churches, and individuals during this time for donations of food, personal hygiene items, and money.  We currently have no challenges in regards to programming.  The success of the organization happens every year at Christmas time.
Programs
Description The Northland Christmas Store provides holiday assistance to needy families in Clay County.
Program Budget $95,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Holiday Assistance
Population Served Families, Adults,
Short-Term Success The clients we serve are able to make an appointment to choose gifts, food and money vouchers based on the number of members in the family. Clients are better able to enjoy the Holiday season with the items that our Northland Christmas store provides.
Long-Term Success Needy families in Clay County who have made application through various county agencies and churches are identified and assisted and are able to have a happy and dignified Christmas season.
Program Success Monitored By Many volunteers are responsible for making the store run smoothly. Phone scheduling of applicants takes place from a time prior to Thanksgiving to the time the store opens. Volunteers usher the clients (parents only) through the store, beginning with the toy rooms. The clients are then taken to the Food Floor and given a grocery cart. Every basket is filled, sometimes to overflowing, with non-perishable food and household items. All of this is done at absolutely no charge to the client families.
Examples of Program Success
Have served approximately 1,000 families yearly. Provided over 1,000 children yearly with gifts to make their Christmas season more joyous.
CEO Comments Since 1988, the Northland Christmas Store has been making the holidays happier for deserving, needy families in the Northland. We have helped approximately 260-1,000 families each year since 1988. The primary focus of the Store is to ensure a happy holiday season for the individuals,adults and children each of these families, while easing the stress of not having money to purchase food and gifts. The most important outcome of this program is the individuals, children and families have a Christmas that includes gifts, toys and food. The Store measures success through the number of individuals served. There is not another program such as ours in this area.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 150
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan No
Organization Has a Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Our program will and has impacted the needy living in Clay County for 26 years. We have assisted single mothers, disabled, elderly, unemployed (due to lay-offs), under employed and especially the children who most likely would not have a very happy Christmas without our help. There is not another program such as ours in this area. We have helped over 1,000 families each year since 1988 at no cost to our clients. Numbers increases each year for those needing assistance.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. William Turnage
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Apr 2017 to Mar 2018
Email scoopert@att.net
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Richard Conn
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Apr 2017 to Mar 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Sharon Bash Community Volunteer
Mr. Tom Bricker Community Volunteer
Ms. Karen Clinesmith Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard Conn
Mr Tom Cummings Community Volunteer
Mrs Myrna Garzee
Ms. Ikey Harris Community Volunteer
Mrs Terry Hoppenthaler
Mr. Brian Klopfenstein Attorney
Mrs Lori LeMunyon
Mrs Toni Mallams
Mr. R.D. Mallams
Ms. Jan McSpadden Community Volunteer
Mrs Kelli Mergen
Mr Justin Merkey Community Volunteer
Ms. Nicki Mitchell Community Volunteer
Ms. Linda Moore North Kansas City School District
Ms. Erlene O'Brien Community Volunteer
Mrs Toni Oesterle Community Volunteer
Mrs Sheila Oetker
Ms. Tina Spallo Gladstone Park & Recreation Department
Ms. Kathy Timmerman
Ms. Marty Turnage Community Volunteer
Mr. Bill Turnage
Ms. Jeani Wells Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 19
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 70%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
By-laws
Collections
Nominating
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments Our program will and has impacted the needy living in Clay County for 29 years. We have assisted single mothers, disabled, elderly, unemployed, under employed, and especially the children who most likely would not have a happy Christmas without our help. There are few program such as ours in this area. We have helped 260 and more families each year since 1988 at no cost to our clients. Numbers increase some years for those needing assistance.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Apr 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Mar 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $72,000
Projected Expenses $70,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 3/31/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990 EZ.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$70,915$63,097$43,892
Administration Expense$0$0$3,877
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.660.890.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$57,502$0$88,882
Current Assets$57,502$0$88,882
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$57,502$0$88,882
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%--0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountHarvest Ball Society $11,000 --Harvest Ball Society $10,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMorgan Foundation $4,500 --Harrah's Casino-NKC MO $6,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHarrah's Casino $4,000 --Gladstone Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund-Scarecrow 5K Run/Walk $5,043
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments We work diligently to ensure that approximately 99% of the direct funding received is used to purchase gifts, toys, and food to stock the Store. All funds donated are used for the benefit of those in need and none are spent without careful consideration. We have no paid personnel. In the past 25 years we have served all clients requesting our assistance.  A challenge we always face is funding and serving all who request are help.
Organization Name Northland Christmas Store Inc.
Address PO Box 28403
Kansas City, MO 64188
Primary Phone (816) 453-1888
Contact Email scoopert@att.net
CEO/Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. William Turnage
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1988