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Community Thread

The mission of Community Thread is to promote, support, and encourage volunteerism to serve the needs of the community. Through direct and indirect services we impact issues of poverty, volunteer management, and senior involvement and isolation. We sustain volunteerism by connecting people and enriching lives. We believe that every act of service is a thread that ties people, lives, and communities together.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 6/6/2013
2300 Orleans Street West
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: (651) 439-7434
Fax: (651) 439-7616
Other Names Used Community Volunteer Service and Senior Centers, Stillwater Senior Center, Bayport Senior Center
EIN 41-0967271
Principal Staff Valerie Jones, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 8.2
Number of Volunteers 2,055
Number of Clients Served 17,000
Affiliations We are an affiliate of the HandsOn Network of Action Centers.
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair Al Godfrey
Number of Board Members 14
Board meetings with quorum 9
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 10
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Board
Accomplishments
In 2012, Community Thread served more than 18,000 people through our six programs and services. Each program tracks specific outcomes. Highlights include: *68% of seniors surveyed said they were likely to use information in their daily lives that they had learned as a result of attending a senior center event. * 100% of Transportation clients who received two or more rides in 2012 reported being satisfied or very satisfied with the service. *More than 1,150 people received holiday support in the form of food, gifts, and a community connection through the Holiday Bureau Program. *Overall, Community Thread programs and services result in a stronger, healthier, safer, and more connected community.
Current Goals
Community Thread's 2013 goals include: *Being known as the number one go-to place for finding volunteer opportunities in the St. Croix Valley, *Provide services to enhance volunteerism and services for seniors, *work collaboratively to create and build a stronger community.
Community or Constituency Served
All people are served, with an emphasis on seniors, low-income families, and anyone interested in volunteerism.
Geographic Area Served
Washington County, with limited Volunteer Center services offered in Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $459,828 82.4%
Management: $42,546 7.6%
Fundraising: $55,927 10%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $354,800 $405,986 $253,287
Beginning of Year $405,986 $253,287 $231,604
Difference ($51,186) $152,699 $21,683
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $354,800
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
Financials
From the Charity Community Thread is pleased to have met all the Accountability Standards. Working to fulfill our mission with the highest possible integrity, using the best practices in nonprofit management, and fulfilling our promises to clients, volunteers, and donors is very important to the board and staff of Community Thread. We are committed to upholding our commitment to the Accountability Standards.
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