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.
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
||Sally Anderson, Executive Director
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||We are an affiliate of the HandsOn Network of Action Centers.
||Accepts donated goods
Tags / Keywords
Philanthropy/Voluntarism, Aging Adult Services
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Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In 2014, Community Thread touched more than 25,000 lives through our six programs and services. Community Thread exists to strengthen our community through service and caring action: building capacity through the Volunteer Center; enriching the lives of older adults through senior programming; connecting people to medical care; mobilizing emergency response through the Medical Reserve Corps; helping vulnerable adults remain independent by matching volunteers to homeowners who need a helping hand; and inspiring personal connections through Holiday Hope. We serve as advocates for community-wide issues such as transportation shortfalls. We also serve as resource providers: among other things, connecting people housing and transportation options, with health insurance counseling, technology assistance, and volunteer opportunities through our online searchable database. Overall, Community Thread programs and services result in a stronger, healthier, safer and more-connected community.
In late 2014, Community Thread adopted a new strategic plan. Both board and staff were involved as we revisited our vision and mission and identified critical issues to address. Community Thread will pursue the following goals during 2015-2017.
Goal #1 Have adequate, diverse and sustainable funding to achieve strategic and operational needs.
Goal #2 Implement robust and streamlined processes with improved infrastructure and ensure alignment of human resources to achieve strategic and operational needs.
Goal #3 Have broader community awareness.
Goal #4 Have an active board aligned with achieving strategic and operational goals.
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
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||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.