Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation

aka KInship United   |   Rolling Meadows, IL   |  www.kinshipunited.org

Mission

To unite people separated by war and tragedy, rebuild loving families for orphans and widows, and create networks of local churches and rescue centers.

Ruling year info

2001

Principal Officer

Mr. Craig Muller

Main address

5105 Tollview Drive Suite 155

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 USA

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Formerly known as

Warm Blankets Orphan Care International

EIN

36-4395095

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Kinship Sponsorship

It all starts with the church. Indigenous pastor-led churches are the foundation of each Kinship Project. These native leaders understand the troubles and needs of their communities better than anyone.

Kinship Projects include home environments for orphans and widows to live. Widows act as caregivers for the children in a loving, family setting.

100% of your donation enables Kinship Projects to offer long-term care and serve the community as relief centers, water sources, feeding programs, schools, medical clinics, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Caregivers

Building awareness of the despair faced by children around the world and the ways in which their needs can be addressed. Providing resources that meet sustained spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs of children under our care. Sharing the message of the transforming power of Christ's love through words and action to each child. Implementing the Biblical principle of caring for widows through involving them in our orphan care homes, when it is possible. Partnering with other organizations to maximize efficiency through specialization. Fostering development efforts that bring about self-sufficiency of individual homes and the children raised in them. Maximizing the giving power of donors and sponsors through partnerships, matching grants and auditing programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Caregivers

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our NGOs in foreign countries including the pastors that work for them.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We found that during the pandemic, our partners were not able to use the money we sent them to purchase food because of the shortages. We pivoted and sent container shipments of food and medical supplies in addition to regular financial support.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our partners feel that it is a true partnership. Their voice matters. Also, they understand more than anyone what their needs are.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Warm Blankets Childrens Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Patterson

No Affiliation

Craig Muller

Kinship United

Mike Patterson

No Affiliation

Ben Evangelista

No Affiliation

Rich Perez

No Affiliation

Jon Hanrahan

No Affiliation

Todd Eiss

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.