Public, Society Benefit

Kindness360

Caring Elevated

aka Kindness360 Blog

La Porte, IN

Mission

Kindness360, Inc., is founded on the enduring principles of generosity and public good. We are committed, through our nonprofit subsidiaries, such as Saint Sebastian Homeless Outreach, to defending, educating, and empowering the ostracized and disenfranchised; through Ameriscribe Braille Services we are promoting the independence of people who are blind and visually-impaired by providing specialized braille products and services as we enlist humanity's help in improving their quality of life. We accomplish our charitable missions by bringing together volunteers, advocates, partners, and the generosity of donors.

Ruling Year

2017

President & CEO

Dr. Michael Christianson JUD

Main Address

Kindness360 101 Bond Street, A 3

La Porte, IN 46350 USA

Keywords

braille transcription, civil rights, human rights, homeless outreach, military veterans, civil law, kindness and compassion,

EIN

81-4327343

 Number

5423640064

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Social Media

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Kindness360 is striving to deliver on its total kindness to humanity (without discrimination) mission. We are hard at work trying to fulfill God's commandment in Ephesians 4:32. to "[b]e kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Books-2-Braille Outreach

Educational Aids for Blind and Visually-Impaired Persons

Operation Second Chance

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Related program

Operation Second Chance

Context notes

During winter the homeless shelter in Michigan City sees, on average, 35 homeless men come through its doors.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Kindness360's three Core General Objectives are:

1. To Inspire people to perform random, intentional acts of kindness for the ostracized, disenfranchised, or the poor.
2. To Educate the nation in real kindness to others, whether at home, at work or at school.
3. To Connect individuals & groups through social media, events and personal and professional networks.

We can accomplish our objectives by:

1. Providing braille literature and educational materials to our blind and visually-impaired neighbors.
2. Providing long-term shelter to our homeless military veterans, and others in need.
3. Providing public recognition for outstanding lives lived in selfless service to others.
4. Defending taboo or unorthodox human and civil rights from oppression by the masses.

Strategy 1: We are actively engaged in genuine acts of kindness through our nonprofit subsidiaries that help to fulfill our objectives while on earth.

Strategy 2: We are actively pursuing public help and generous donations of plots of land, houses, and other real property that is safe and reliable, from all caring and interested citizens.

Strategy 3: We are daily transcribing free braille materials for educators, businesses, and other agencies to help offset the cost of the braille equipment necessary for producing braille.

Strategy 4: We are advocating for the protection of all human and civil rights being unjustly oppressed.

Kindness360 has extremely limited capability for meeting our objectives. We are reliant upon the kindness of others for the materials, support, and funds needed to keep our mission moving forward.

Kindness360 uses statistics and surveys throughout each fiscal year to track our progress.

So far we have been able to partner with Google and Microsoft to get our web presence up and running. We have joined with Good360 to acquire used or donated electronic goods and other supplies needed to manage and sustain the organization. We are currently working on acquiring the braille equipment that is very much needed to produce the high volume of braille reading material demanded by schools across the nation.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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