Better Business Bureau Report for
Wednesday's Child

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2017

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Wednesday's Child
Address: P.O. Box 39
  Louisville, KY 40201
Phone: 502-445-4585
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1983, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Wednesday's Child, Inc. is an independent, all volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for special needs children waiting for adoption, to expand public awareness about their plight, to recruit and inform prospective adoptive parents, to help bring children and families together, and to sustain families created through adoption.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Wednesday's Child meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Wednesday's Child recruits adoptive parents for special needs children, provides services for adoptive families including parent support groups, and provides support services and activities for special needs children waiting to be adopted. In addition, the agency serves as an advocate for special needs children and engages in activities that enhance community awareness of special needs children adoption issues.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Wednesday's Child's program expenses were:

Recruitment 16,974
Children Services 14,605
Total Program Expenses: $31,579
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Chief Executive : Lynda Price, Executive Dir.

Chair of the Board: Liz Everman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Self-employed /WLKY

Co-Chair of the Board : Stacey Hallahan

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Sales Rep/Louisville Magazine

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 0

Ms. Price is an independent contractor and compensation paid to her is through a personal service contract.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, print advertisements, television, and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $42,779, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Wednesday's Child's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Individual 21,519
Corporate 19,000
In-kind 2,260
Total Income $42,779


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $42,779
Program expenses $31,579
Fund raising expenses 2,505
Administrative expenses 2,332
Total expenses $36,416
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,363
Beginning net assets 47,365
Ending net assets 53,728
Total liabilities
Total assets $53,728

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