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Joseph's Coat, Inc.

Joseph's Coat is a free store providing goods and services to those in need within an environment of dignity and respect.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 8/15/2012
P.O. Box 2202
1107 W. 7th St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-291-2472
EIN 41-1647621
Principal Staff Cheryl Bade , Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 2
Number of Volunteers 80
Number of Clients Served 41,500
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 9
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.6
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Joseph's Coat served more than 41,000 people, distributing $2.4 million in merchandise and clothing.
Current Goals
With improved efficiency and a firm financial foundation, to continue to serve the needs of our constituents, distributing close to $2.5 million in goods to more than 40,000 clients.
Community or Constituency Served
Joseph’s Coat reflects the demographic and cultural diversity of the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as many of the suburbs. We serve the homeless, those on fixed incomes, new immigrants, the working poor, the unemployed, those who have recently been released from prison, people who are in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, those who are addicted and not in any program, the mentally ill, and, most importantly, the innocent children of these individuals.
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities metro and surrounding areas.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $168,430 86%
Management: $15,953 8.1%
Fundraising: $11,394 5.8%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2010 2009 2008
End of Year: $337,542 $371,060 $354,227
Beginning of Year $371,060 $354,227 $280,605
Difference ($33,518) $16,833 $73,622
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $337,542
Based on information provided on 2008 to 2010
From the Charity During 2012, the Joseph's Coat Board and Directors and staff engaged in a process to meet the Charities Review Council Accountability Standards. This project led us to examine and improve our controls and processes for handling your donations and maintaining our records and to establish policies to help the Executive Director and Board to better manage Joseph's Coat. Now that we have met the Accountability Standards, we will continue to assess and improve our administration of Joseph's Coat as we serve our community. We are grateful for the trust you place in us and we will continue our work to earn it. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns about how Joseph's Coat handles your clothing, household goods and financial contributions.
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