Love a Child

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Summary

Love A Child, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian humanitarian organization, serving the needs of children in Haiti. Founders Bobby and Sherry Burnette live year-round in Fond Parisien, Haiti at the Love A Child Orphanage. They are full-time missionaries who minister to the poorest of the poor in Haiti. Working to spread the Word of God, showing Christ's love by example, Love A Child's team focuses on easing suffering, providing nourishment, and changing lives in the name of Jesus.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Love a Child
PO Box 60063
Fort Myers, FL 33906-6063

Website: loveachild.com

Phone: 239-210-6107

Email: info@lachaiti.org


Organization details

EIN: 592672303

CEO/President: Sandra Hazelip

Chairman: Sherry Burnette

Board size: 12

Founder: Bobby and Sherry Burnette

Ruling year: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Purpose

Ministering to the poorest of the poor and working to spread the Word of God in all we do. Our outreach programs include:
Schools
Feeding Programs
Orphanage
Medical Care
Sustainability


Mission statement

Love A Child provides humanitarian assistance for children and needy families in Haiti, and encourages the public to assist those who are in great physical or spiritual need.


Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:18; John 15:26)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. (John 3:16; Matthew 1:23; John 2:11; Ephesians 1:7;Hebrews 9:22;1 Peter 1:19; Luke 24:34; Colossians 3:1; Ephesians. 1:19-20; John 14:3)

We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (John 3:3; Titus 3:5-7)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Galatians 5:22-25)

We believe in the Resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ, the rapture of believers, which are alive and remain, and the translation of the true church. This is the blessed hope set before all believers. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13)

We believe in the Spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 4:3-4)

We believe in the Great Commission; "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating568 of 102250 of 85
Fund acquisition rating622 of 102453 of 85
Resource allocation rating426 of 102441 of 85
Asset utilization rating592 of 102250 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%8%4%3%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%4%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%4%4%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%86%93%94%94%94%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%84%96%94%98%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%72%89%89%92%93%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%16%4%6%2%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%30%17%30%18%17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%5%3%2%2%3%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.621.503.304.396.117.22
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.251.361.511.611.962.63
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.362.044.977.0711.9518.99
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.9068.9646.5543.8311.287.98
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.010.020.020.090.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.155.792.361.660.920.55
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%1%7%9%15%18%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%5%8%11%13%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
51%66%28%21%14%11%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$15,603,033$10,312,993$8,245,558$5,058,660$3,141,664
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$89,058$82,978$0$0$0
Short-term investments$462,179$458,966$350,991$297,218$219,141
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$16,154,270$10,854,937$8,596,549$5,355,878$3,360,805
Long-term investments$0$0$0$22,508$22,508
Fixed assets$5,873,893$5,493,620$5,260,501$5,097,773$5,447,947
Other long-term assets$0$1,858$1,858$1,045$1,045
Total long-term assets$5,873,893$5,495,478$5,262,359$5,121,326$5,471,500
Total assets$22,028,163$16,350,415$13,858,908$10,477,204$8,832,305
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$234,243$233,213$196,155$474,929$421,209
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$234,243$233,213$196,155$474,929$421,209
Debt$0$895,537$1,063,615$1,127,626$1,189,128
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$895,537$1,063,615$1,127,626$1,189,128
Total liabilities$234,243$1,128,750$1,259,770$1,602,555$1,610,337
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$20,961,783$15,119,777$12,599,138$8,874,649$7,221,968
With donor restrictions$832,137$101,888$0$0$0
Net assets$21,793,920$15,221,665$12,599,138$8,874,649$7,221,968
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$39,350,249$56,483,591$64,484,956$65,484,714$64,966,206
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,474$14,572($15,832)($13,545)$7,457
Other revenue$133,136($9,998)$43,898$155,163$56,554
Total other revenue$143,610$4,574$28,066$141,618$64,011
Total revenue$39,493,859$56,488,165$64,513,022$65,626,332$65,030,217
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$28,369,613$50,010,543$57,128,717$60,462,255$60,202,680
Management and general$1,634,968$1,590,248$1,492,757$1,558,919$1,663,620
Fundraising$2,976,504$2,351,965$2,161,940$1,987,906$1,944,441
Total expenses$32,981,085$53,952,756$60,783,414$64,009,080$63,810,741
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$6,512,774$2,535,409$3,729,608$1,617,252$1,219,476
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$6,512,774$2,535,409$3,729,608$1,617,252$1,219,476

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Sandra HazelipExecutive Director$185,755
Robert BurnetteVice President$179,052
Sharyn BurnettePresident/Director$150,756
Lorie Mark OstranderTreasurer$61,154

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/23/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Founders and Directors of Love A Child, Inc. Bobby and Sherry Burnette are full-time Christian missionaries. At early ages, both Bobby and Sherry experienced the presence of God and continued to walk in His ways, which led them to meet, marry, and begin their ministry. Following the biblical principles of evangelism and love, they began preaching the Gospel on street corners, under tents, in churches, and finally, to those living in poverty in third world countries.

When Bobby and Sherry first visited Haiti in 1971, they never dreamed how far God would take them. As they continued to minister in other countries, God kept calling them back to Haiti to share His message of love with the Haitian people who deeply touched their hearts.

In obedience to God, Bobby and Sherry founded Love A Child in 1985 to reduce poverty for children and help families in Haiti to become self-sustaining. Through feeding programs, medical outreaches, sustainability programs, and the building of Christian schools and churches, they have worked to share the love of Jesus by example. After all, "Love Is Something You Do."

In 1991, Bobby and Sherry moved to Haiti and never looked back. Since then, the Burnettes have lived at the Love A Child Orphanage in Fond Parisien, and continue to "put their hands to the plow" in the country of Haiti, trusting God for His provision, protection, and preservation. And, knowing, without a doubt, that their Father in Heaven is in the business of working miracles.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Your tax-deductible contribution to Love A Child goes straight to work helping tens of thousands of poor children in Haiti through our outreach and humanitarian aid programs.

As little as $16 per month provides 432 meals, enough to help two entire families facing starvation for one month. And, with a gift of any amount you may request to receive our latest book, Faith, Hope, and Love Devotional - A 90-Day Walk With God. 93% of all donations with Love A Child go directly to program activities helping children.