This year, we have more adult quilts on the shelves at the close out of the year and still after generous donations to those in need, have lots of baby quilts.
I have been doing this since 2005. I have looked into becoming a non-profit, but sadly, even my own accountant says she won't touch the books on that one, it is to complicated.
The other issue is once I start a non-profit, I am pretty much under the rule and control of the IRS on what we can do, how we do it and that isn't what I want to do.
I just want to make, receive and deliver quilts to those in need and the past two years with the disasters in my state, I have been blessed to be able to do so.
I am also blessed to have some very amazing people support this ministry in Lynn R. who blessed us with quilts, postage and stamps, Marilyn L. who blessed us with things to sell in our Etsy shop and quilts, fabric, etc.. Sue B. who has stepped up out of her own illness and made and sent quilts directly to those in need, Kathie P. for always supporting us after the tragic loss of her own son.
I cannot forget the amazing quilts shops that have been our collection points and if you ever get a chance to visit them in person or even on line to stop by and thank them, please do so:
1-The Needle and I in Everett and Seattle
2-Town Square Fabric and Yarn in Burien
3-Bayside Quilting in Olympia
Each time I tell my husband I cannot do this any longer, a blessing arrives in the mail as if God is telling me, 'you can do this, just a little longer.'
Sadly, 2015 did not bring much relief to the family budget. We spent $504.21 out of our own budget to continue to support this ministry and in two years, that total is $1541.74. That is a lot of shoes for my grands who are in sports, specialists for my medical issues, but since it goes in bites, we don't really miss it, we adjust.
Sadly, I still have 2 boxes from last year waiting to be mailed and am in the process of boxing up 6 for a 911 operator in MS who lost their home recently to a tornado.
Without further ado from me, here is 2015's annual report!
Layers of Hope Financial Report 2015
Monetary Donations 2015 167.00
Gift Card Donation 2015 40.00
Quilt Sales 2015 - 104.00
Total Receivables $270.40
Office Supplies 103.97
Gas For Distribution Trips 121.61
Meals For Distribution Trips 42.69
Fabric & Batting 115.35
Ebay/Etsy/Paypal Fee’s 23.42
Total Expenses 2015 $774.61
Total Monetary Donations/Sales 2015 -270.40
Total Unpaid Expenses $504.21*
End of Year Balance Forward 2014 -$1037.53*
Two year total budget -$1541.74*
**Negative Balance Came Out of Personal Budget to Continue This Mission of Love**
Non-Monetary Donations 2015
Bolt of Batting 2
Total Bolts Received 2
Handmade Blankets 330
Quilts Carried Over 70*
Total Quilts 2015 400
Quilts To Chelan/Okanogan 155
(Included 76 quilts/2 boxes of hats to Chelan Valley of Hope, 3 Rivers Hospital 20 baby quilts/hats, Room One Twisp, 3 Quilts & 1 box hats, 60 Room One in Pateros)
Quilts 911 Dispatchers/First Responders 174
Lewis County Gospel Mission 15
Total Distributed 2015 349
Quilts & Blankets 51
On Hand, 1/7/2015
*30 of these are baby/infant quilts
Knitted Baby Hats 20
Knitted Hats (Med Box full) 3
Direct Quilt Mailings 2015 *
*Quilts from Quilter to Recipient 13
Vehicle Mileage 2015 for Layers of Hope Chelan/Okanogan Miles
Delivery and Pick up Miles 805.80
Postal Miles 100.20
Total Vehicle Miles LOH-Q911 906
*Quilts that get destroyed are quilts that have blood stains in them, are NOT new or close to new, have rips, tears, stains and cannot be repaired or donated to another organization.