f f N [ f ff ff [ N f A [ [ A # N N Changing children’s lives, one bedroom at a time. # A f f # J K J f f f 2013 A f A A K Dear Friends of Special Spaces. Thank you so much for taking the time to read our 2013 Annual Report. We are extremely proud of our accomplishments and growth during 2013. That could not have been achieved without the generous gifts of time, talent and treasure from all of our donors, directors, board members and volunteers. We are extremely grateful for your support. We have come a long way since the inception of Special Spaces in July of 2004. The amount of rooms that were created in one year in Knoxville are being created in 3 weekends across the country. Looking back over the last year, we have accomplished so much. To date we have 30 volunteer directors in 19 states and are very proud of our 30 volunteer directors. A child’s life changing room makeover could not have been accomplished without their dedication to our mission. We look forward to expanding even further in 2014. Our 2014 Strategic Plan will be to implement State Director programs in Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois and California. These directors will help to grow these states in order to provide more children with their dream bedrooms. They will be reaching out to individuals who would like to continue our work under their guidance and support. Our 2014 room makeover goal is to change over 200 children’s lives across the United States. We know that this is an achievable goal and hope you will continue to support our simple but zealous mission. Thank you so much for all of your support of these amazing children whether your gift is small or large, we extend our sincerest appreciation for your commitment and support of our children facing their toughest battle. Jennifer Swain Executive Director/Founder 2 Jennifer Swain Founder & Executive Director Sharon Schultz Financial Officer National Board of Directors Tom GirdlestonePresident Christopher SwainTreasurer John WintersSecretary Mike Martin Board Member Tanya Acker Board Member Paul Swain Board Member State Director Programs Northern California Wisconsin Texas Northern Illinois C X X X . . . m a e T r u o t e Me National Office quack quack 3 M e et o u r Volunteers. . . Volunteer Directors 4 Sacramento Jenny Diel Orange County Denise Sutherland Newark Kimberly Resnick Tampa Bay Debra Martin Panama City Sherry Melton Dubuque Ann Decker Boston Melinda Cabinella SW Pittsburgh Brian VanKirk Tri-Counties Brenda Townes Columbia Faith Glazer Minneapolis Chelsey Green Johnson City Krista Wharton Saint Louis Lacy Gambill Chattanooga Anne Strunk Raleigh Katie Martin Knoxville Chris & Melanie Lamberson Albuquerque Jan DeMaggio Nashville Tammy Bradford Las Vegas Hiro Kajiyama Dallas Jessica Glenn Buffalo Lynn Weber & Beverly Olsen Houston Kristy Tankersley Long Island Kathy Whelan & Bernadette Perez San Antonio Deanna Wilkes Columbus Dawn Gunoe Green Bay Kate Pringle Scranton Luke Mathews & Michelle Morgan Milwaukee Ann Swain/Cindy Thota Pittsburgh Gail Knutsen Bay Shore Kathy Schmidt 5 IAL C N A N I F 2013 H I GH LI GHTS TOTAL : REVENUE $795,897 Gifts & Grants = $453,156 Fundraising = $157,626 In-Kind = $185,115 TOTAL S: $642,866 E S N E P X E Program Expense = $549,748 [83%] Fundraising = $42,736 [8%] General Operating = $50,382 [9%] For a detailed financial statement please visit our website to view our 2013 990 and 2013 Independent Audit. 6 “It’s very rewarding,” said Tammy Granger, lead designer on the room. “You think you’re going to be a blessing to them but at the end of the day you realized you were the one that was blessed.” e w d i d t a h W do in 2013? Created 135 Dream Bedrooms! Spruced up 268 Sibling Rooms! 30 Directors in 19 States! 30 Affiliate Chapters Across the US! 425 Dream Bedrooms Created since July 2004! wn ll her o the a ” e c a ial sp by all a “spec surrounded r whole e v a h ou nd r to For he e feels safe a so much, for ys be a h s s wa n will al rough where es mea s v e o c l n e e h s differ but th ulted things r life, ckay’s e a es h M n . i y l have r lty s u fami e c i i t f l f i u of d Bay iffic source paces, her d oom--Green S R l Specia m! MacKay’s ea r d in a 7 vers o 3 e k 1 a M om o 20 R s e c a ecial Sp Sp S T C A F FUN 2,025Volunteers! 16,200Volunteers hours! 15 Special Princess Rooms 540 Gallons of paint 1,080 Yard of Material 135 Dream Bedroom 2,565 8 Lives touched!!! L A I C E P S es c a p S l a i c e Sp s e c n a r a Ap p e In September 2013, Special Spaces received a call from NBC Studios to come up to New York to do a room makeover with the support of their crew. Gianni, 9 years old, is battling a form of childhood cancer. His dream bedroom was the Avenger Theme! So with the help of Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist from the Today Show, Gianni’s dream bedroom was created! 9 .. . e r o m SPECIAL Special Spaces Appearances quack! ! 10 A little help from some friends... U O Y How p l e H Can ! s e v i L Change GIFT OPTIONS Monthly Donations as well as one time donations can be made by bank draft or credit card. Memorial or Honor Gifts to honor a friend or loved one. Corporate Matching Gifts match their employees personal donation. Ask your employer if they participate in a giftmatching program. Room Sponsor Gift to help us create that very special space not only monetarily but also as a room makeover volunteer. Corporate Sponsor involve your employees by sponsoring a child’s room in your community National Partner help us to help more children across the country by becoming a National Partner. Please call the office for details. HOW TO MAKE YOUR GIFT Online visit us at www.specialspaces.org and click on the “Donate” option. Cash or Check please mail donations to: Special Spaces 9028 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville, TN 37923 Phone we would love to discuss with you how you can help. Please give us a call at: I can speak to the integrity of this program as I participated in a room make over. My eight hours of observations and efforts were amazing. The common good being addressed by common people to create a unique (hardly common environment) for a special family was an experience I will never forget. —Rebecca Armstrong, Child Life Specialist 865-249-6079 11 Thank you, again, for supporting us.
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