League of Enchantment

Be the Hero Someone Sees Today

DeWitt, MI   |  leagueofenchantment.org

Mission

The League of Enchantment is a 501c3 Nonprofit with the mission to work together with local hospitals, Make A Wish, Put on the Cape, and community organizations and events to bring hope and smiles to kids, and kids at heart. Whether it is a smile, hug, photo, or a simple conversation with a child, we are here to make a difference in their lives all through the power of cosplay.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Shamus Smith

Vice President

Katie Whittaker

Main address

P.O. Box 492

DeWitt, MI 48820 USA

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EIN

82-4167192

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To help kids dealing with trauma related issues, bullying, body positivity, and the depression and anxiety created by those traumas.

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?

Reaching the Children

It all started over a photo, ice cream, and a notebook full of ideas. When cosplayers become friends and want to make the world a better place by bringing hope and smiles to kids, there is no limit to what they can accomplish.

The League’s main focus is to visit kids in hospitals and to brighten their day. At a hospital visit, we bring a toy and a comic book to every child we visit. Not only is this to give them something new to do, but to remind them of their visit with their favorite superhero. Some of the most powerful visits are when the parents tell us that, "This is the first time he has smiled since he got there," or a doctor thanks us for brightening up the hospital floor that day. Our visits don't just help the kids….they help the parents, nurses and doctors also.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Empowers children of physical and sexual trauma through the use of superhero mythology. Giving assistance to advocacy centers across the state through event participation, video's, and collection of needed items.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Reaching the Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children who's day was turned around by meeting their favorite superhero or princess

Number of Children visited in the hospital

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Reaching the Children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Visiting kids in the hospital and bringing them toys, activities and comic books, all while dressed up as superheroes and princesses

Number of children visited at Make A Wish Events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Reaching the Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Kids at the number of Make A Wish events we go to and help at throughout the year

Number of Families adopted for the holidays

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Reaching the Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Adopted families to help them by bringing them presents and/or food needed.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To empower them through meeting their hero, whether it is a superhero, princess, or sci fi character they connect with, we want to make their dreams a reality. Relieving the stress by giving them a moment to smile, relax and be a child again.

We work with dozens of local and state wide children's foundations and organizations to meet as may kids as we can to make their dreams a reality. We consistently do hospital visits, averaging 1+ per week. Scheduling with hospice to visit as it is appropriate and requested.

We have been growing very quickly over the last 2 years and hope to continue that growth to keep up with the demand we are receiving. As of Jan 2020, we have 94 members.

We have accomplished more than we ever thought we would be able to. From the member growth, to the amount of hospitals we visit, to the organizations we work with. We are just hoping to continue that growth and be ready for whatever is next.

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

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

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League of Enchantment

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Shamus Smith


Board co-chair

Kate Whittaker

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 2/3/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.