Some Simple & Direct Facts
ALS In Wonderland has NO Paid staff only volunteers that operate the non-profit
100% percent of donations stay In Arkansas
April 2, 2014 ALSIW launched PALS monthly gifting program
Tax Exemption was filed January 2013 and accepted by the Internal Revenue Service June 2014- All Donations excepted from January 2013 to ALSIW are retroactive
In 2014 ALSIW granted over $30,000.00 in gift checks & equipment to PALS
In 2015 ALSIW granted over $54,000.00 in gift checks & equipment to PALS
In 2016 ALSIW granted over $72,000.00 in gift checks & equipments to PALS
A Look At 2014 Numbers: 69% went directly to patient care, programs and services (35,456.00) 31% went to fundraising cost (16,114.00)
A Look At 2015 Numbers: 83% went directly to patient care, programs and services ( 54,132.00) and 16% (11,000.00) went to fundraising, Stamps, and accounting.
ALS In Wonderland creates awareness and provides funding directly for the benefit of PALS in the state of Arkansas
ALS In Wonderland was created and inspired by the needs and necessities that many PALS face today. We are here to help each ALS family while they are dealing with the biggest challenge of their life. Founder Lara Blume knows first hand the affects that ALS has on families - Lara's Father Richard Blume was diagnosed with ALS In late 2009.
ALS In Wonderland is here to assist ALS families with financial needs that arise. We also act as a reliable advocate for our PALS. Currently we are serving PALS in the state of Arkansas. Lara believes that her work is not only wanted, needed but imperative for the ALS community. A cause close to her heart she is fierce in her work; Dedicated to leading her passionate board members.
"It is essential for the ALS patient and their caregivers to understand this disease and its physical, emotional, mental, and financial implications." Founder Lara Blume
CURRENT OPERATING PROGRAMS & SERVICES
PALS Gifting Program: Launched April 2, 2014 ALS In Wonderland Foundation offers an financial gifting program for ALS patients in the state of Arkansas. Financial gifts are sent directly to PALS within 48 hours of request.
Equipment Studio: We procure and maintain equipment for PALS that they may need. PALS and family are able to come shop in the equipment studio. The loft is managed by Dianne Bauer wife of PALS Rickie Bauer. The Studio is located in West Little Rock on Cantrell Rd.
Kids Of PALS In Wonderland: Host monthly interactive programs for youngsters that are dealing directly and emotionally with a loved one that has ALS.
PALS Home Modification Programs: We have partnered with local contractors that are able to make the needed home modifications.- Wheel Chair Ramps, Bathrooms, doors etc.
Hotel Accommodations in Little Rock, Arkansas: We provide hotel stays for those traveling into town for the UAMS MDA Clinic.
PALS Transportation: We offer our wheelchair van service to deliver the highest level of care and customer service. Our clean and spacious vehicle provide independence to the people we serve. This service is currently only available in Central Arkansas and appointments must be made two weeks in advance.
ALS In Wonderland Advocacy Program: We provide assistance to PALS by helping them locate & find outside services that are offered. ALS In Wonderland has developed alliances with other networks and non-profits to meet the needs our PALS.
Crowd Fundraising Campaigns: Personal fund-raising for expenses that are restricted to individual PALS: We raise funds specifically dedicated to the PALS current needs.
ALS Support Gathering: We offer a compassionate and loving support gathering monthly for the benefit of our PALS.
ALS In Wonderland Holiday Gifting: ALS In Wonderland provides every ALSIW registered PALS a holiday gift check, gifts, and JOY!
ALS IN WONDERLAND
Arkansas Attorney General
Little Rock Chamber Of Commerce
Arkansas Secretary Of State
Internal Revenue Office
501 C 3 Public Tax Identification Number 46-1826315
*Tax Exemption was filed January 2013 and accepted by the Internal Revenue Service June 2014- All Donations excepted from January 2013 to ALS In Wonderland are retroactive.
File E- Postcard 990 for 2013
7/18/2014 10:45 AM
Client ID Date Accepted 461826315 07/10/14
ELF Status Report
Client Name TIN Status ALS IN WONDERLAND 46-1826315
Return accepted: 07/10/14
*Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross is 50,000 or less are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard
ALS In Wonderland 2014 Form 990-EZ