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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 Sally Anderson, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 8.1
Number of Volunteers 1,650
Number of Clients Served 22,000
Affiliations We are an affiliate of the HandsOn Network of Action Centers.
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
Tags / Keywords Philanthropy/Voluntarism, Aging Adult Services
General Information
Board Chair Scott Parkin
Number of Board Members 15
Board meetings with quorum 9
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 10
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In 2013, Community Thread served more than 22,000 people 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; stabilizing the community by matching volunteers to homeowners who need a helping hand; and inspiring personal connections through Holiday Hope. Through our programs, we continue to serve as leaders and the role we play in connecting people and enriching lives. We continue to serve as advocates for community-wide issues: in 2013, we organized a Transportation Summit, bringing together the leaders of human services, civic and business organizations to create a momentum around the county’s transportation issues. We serve as educators: we hosted a poverty simulation in 2013, offering nonprofit leaders the opportunity to deepen their understanding of poverty and its impact. We also serve as resource providers: among other things, connecting people with health insurance counseling, technology assistance, and volunteer opportunities through our new database, Get Connected. Overall, Community Thread programs and services result in a stronger, healthier, safer and more connected community.
Current Goals
Looking ahead to 2014, Community Thread aspires to continue to engage volunteers in meaningful opportunities in the community, provide supportive connections and promote wellness among seniors, and offer services that assist individuals with remaining independent and well in their own homes. Through these goals, we hope to continue to connect people and enrich lives that strengthen our thriving 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: $462,742 83%
Management: $42,058 7.5%
Fundraising: $52,830 9.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $322,015 $354,800 $405,986
Beginning of Year $354,800 $405,986 $253,287
Difference ($32,785) ($51,186) $152,699
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $322,015
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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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