Brianna Brandy Millard Smith's Happy Children Memorial Scholarship Fund

The road to success is always under construction

aka BBMS Happy Children Memorial Fund   |   Lake Hughes, CA   |  www.bbmshappychildren.com

Mission

Brianna Brandy Millard Smith's Happy Children Scholarship Fund is committed to helping families in recovery from substance abuse. Brianna Millard Smith was killed in 2014. She suffered from addiction and mental illness. She was always trying to help others with what she had, a place to stay, clothes, and food. Should funds permit we will assist with a portion of their rent. She wanted nothing more than to be a good mother to her son. The road to recovery is a difficult road and the children are most affected by addiction. The goal of BBMS Happy Children Memorial Fund is to help families in recovery from substance abuse and in need. We accept donations of toys, clothes, and food as well as raise funds to help these families. No child should go without during the holidays.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

Mrs Laurie Millard

secretary

MS Cherish Bolton

Main address

P.O. Box 57

Lake Hughes, CA 93532 USA

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EIN

83-1850187

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (L11)

Single Organization Support (E11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Drug and alcohol abuse destroys families. Sobriety is a long road. Trying to get back on your feet and be a parent to your children is challenging. We are trying to help families pull themselves up by the bootstraps, by helping them once attain sobriety from substance abuse. We want to help them to have faith that they can stay sober and be parents to their children. One step at a time.

Our programs

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

Brianna Brandy Millard Smiths Happy Children Memorial Fund

Brianna Brandy Millard Smith’s Happy Children Memorial Scholarship Fund is providing financial assistance as well as clothes, toys, diaper for their children. We provide assistance to mothers or fathers whose children are with them while in rehab or whose children will be immediately returned to them upon residential treatment for drug and or alcohol addiction at Tarzana Treatment Center in Lancaster, CA. We also help with food, diapers, clothes and toys for their children. We have partnered with Code 7 ministries and provide food for the family as well. Our goal is to help families in recovery from drug and or alcohol addiction. Drug/alcohol addiction destroys families. Our goal is to support families on their road to recovery.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Our goal is to provide funds for housing expenses to mothers or fathers on the road to recovery from addiction completing inpatient residential treatment for drug/alcohol addiction at Tarzana Treatment Center in Lancaster, CA. Parents whose children are with them while inpatient as they transition to housing upon completing their inpatient program or are being reunited with their children immediately upon program completion. We also help with clothing, toys and diapers for their children. We have partnered with Code 7 Ministry to provide food for the families as well. Our fundamental goal to facilitate family unity and bonding.

Population(s) Served
Parents

Where we work

Our results

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Total dollars received in contributions

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We want families that have been damaged by drugs and alcohol abuse to know that there is hope. Drug and alcohol addiction doesn't just affect the addict it affects the entire family. We want the family to know that with continued support they can be better than they were. It will take time and it's a long road. We want to be part of this journey by helping them once they attain sobriety. We want to help them with toys, clothes, and food for their families[

Our strategy is to supply families in sobriety with necessities such as toys, clothes, and food. If funds are available we would like to help with funds towards their rent. This money will be paid to the landlord of the sober living, apartment, house, or room they are planning to rent once they leave treatment with their children. We know leaving treatment you don't have much. We will give diapers, clothes, toys for the children as well as food from an organization we have partnered with, Code 7 Ministries provides food on an ongoing basis if the family keeps in touch with Code 7. We want to be part of the first step once they leave treatment.

We are capable of doing this because we have experienced this personally. We understand how difficult it is and what the cost involved to stay sober entails. Our daughter was killed by a semi truck. She was high at the time. She wanted nothing more than to be sober but found it incredibly difficult to stay sober. She wanted to be a good mom to her son. We want to help others achieve these things. We want to help and honor her in the process.

We started our scholarship fund October 6, 2018 we have raised $1800.00 with a Facebook fundraiser and private donations. We are looking into future fundraisers so we can help more families in Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valley, CA.

Financials

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Brianna Brandy Millard Smith's Happy Children Memorial Scholarship Fund

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2021
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Board co-chair

Mr David Millard

Brianna Brandy Millard Smiths Happy Children Memorial Fund

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Mrs Laurie Millard

Brianna Brandy Millard Smiths Happy Children Memorial Fund

Term: 2021 - 2024

Jessica Millard

Brianna Brandy Millard Smiths Happy Children Memorial Fund

Cherish Bolton

Brianna Brandy Millard Smiths Happy Children MEMORIAL

Aileen Simblet

BBMS Happy Children Memorial Fund

Shanna Valenzuela

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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? 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/11/2020

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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 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.