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Community Giving Tree Inc.

 PO Box 508, 572B Main Street
 West Boxford, MA 01885
[P] (978) 223-5767
[F] --
www.communitygivingtree.org
[email protected]
Rosemary Turgeon
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INCORPORATED: 2009
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 26-4239602

LAST UPDATED: 08/16/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Community Giving Tree recycles children's clothing and baby equipment, and provides these and other basic essentials such as school supplies and toiletries to low income, under housed, and new immigrant families living in Essex County Massachusetts.

Mission Statement

Community Giving Tree recycles children's clothing and baby equipment, and provides these and other basic essentials such as school supplies and toiletries to low income, under housed, and new immigrant families living in Essex County Massachusetts.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $261,000.00
Projected Expense $261,251.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Bundles of Kindness and Baby Equipment
  • Holiday Gift Program
  • Mothers Day
  • Tools for Success Backpack Program
  • VolunTEENS

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Community Giving Tree recycles children's clothing and baby equipment, and provides these and other basic essentials such as school supplies and toiletries to low income, under housed, and new immigrant families living in Essex County Massachusetts.

Background Statement

Community Giving Tree began in 2002 when its founders recognized there were abundant resources to share with families in need living a short distance from their affluent community. This grass roots charity promoted collection drives, distributed donations, held volunteer events and educated youth about charitable giving until 2008 with all volunteer support and no facility.  In 2009, Community Giving Tree attained 501(c)3 status, and built a Giving Center.  The organization currently has 7 part-time staff members and a 6-member board.

Impact Statement

Community Giving Tree distributes donated baby equipment and childrens clothing to thousands of children through registered social service professionals. Case workers, clergy, school staff, and health care professionals have access to basic necessities for the families they assist.  Annually, approximately 10,000 single mothers and children receive goods from the organization.

Needs Statement

Community Giving Tree's most pressing needs are:
1.  Space.  We have expanded to serve more children, but we need space to store and process goods until they can be distributed.
2. Goods.  We collect gently used baby goods from the community, but we have a waiting list for cribs and toddler car seats.
3.  Additional staff, particularly on weekends and afternoons to accept donations and facilitate youth volunteer groups.  Weekends are a popular time for families to donate used baby goods.
4.  Holiday gifts.  Every year we distribute brand-new toys, as well as socks, underwear, PJs, and blankets, but we never have enough for everyone.
5.  Backpacks.  Every fall we distribute new backpacks stuffed with school supplies to local children in need, but we can always use more. 

CEO Statement

Community Giving Tree serves as a bridge connecting those who have the resources with those who are most vulnerable.  Recycling critical necessities provides a local opportunity for residents to help their neighbors in need.

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
NORTHEAST REGION, MA
Community Giving Tree helps low income families living in northeastern Massachusetts, including Essex County and the Merrimack Valley.  The primary cities/towns served include Lynn, Lawrence and Lowell.  

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Citizen Participation
  3. Environment - Recycling

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Bundles of Kindness and Baby Equipment

Low income families are provided with a week's worth of clothing for infants and children in the form of a "bundle of kindness". Donated, gently used clothes are "bundled" by size into a package which includes an age-appropriate toy.  Donated baby equipment is provided to caregivers of infants and children to ensure their safety and developmental growth.  Last year over 8,000 children received clothing and hundreds more received cribs, car seats, high school, strollers and more.
Budget  30,000
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  In 2006, Community Giving Tree distributed 169 baby bundles -- a week's worth of clothing bundled together with a toy on top.  Last year, we distributed over 8,000 bundles of clothing.
Program Long-Term Success  Community Giving Tree's ability to provide clothing has grown, as more and more people have heard about our mission and donate their outgrown baby clothes.  We are confident that this program will continue to grow.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
1. Hundreds of coats have been given to children who have to walk to school.
2.  Children outgrow their clothing rapidly; we are always ready with the next size up. 
3.  To stretch their budget, low-income families have to wear summer clothing year round.  At Community Giving Tree, we provide these children with warm clothing when they need it.
4.  A few years ago, we began to offer gently used shoes; last year, we gave away thousands of shoes and boots.
 

Holiday Gift Program

Holiday gifts, socks, underwear, pajamas, blankets, coats, hats, and mittens are distributed to Essex County families who struggle with basic necessities.
Budget  $2,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Community Giving Tree provides thousands of holiday gifts to local children in need through our network of social service agencies.
Program Long-Term Success  The Holiday Gift Program has grown over the years, from helping hundreds of kids to helping thousands.  Caseworkers tell us we are one of the few places that provide these goods, especially for children who are registered after October.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
1.  One little girl asked for one thing: a party dress so she would match the kids at school for the annual holiday party.  We were able to provide the dress.
2.  A caseworker was thrilled to pick up a musical developmental toy for an autistic child.
3.  Last year we were able to distribute 100 brand new bicycles (and helmets). 

Mothers Day

Low income new mothers are provided with basic toiletries for family and baby during the month of May.
Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Human Services Household Goods Provision
Population Served Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Tools for Success Backpack Program

School supplies and new backpacks are distributed to low income children in Essex County through our social service partners in late August.  Backpacks and supplies are donated by community partners, and a portion are purchased with grant funding.
Budget  $7,500.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Our Back to School program has grown to provide backpacks to over 2,000 children each year.  Still, with over 34,000 children living below the poverty level in our region, we need to help more.
Program Long-Term Success  Our program started by distributing 160 backpacks to local children; it's grown to help over 2,000 per year.  These are generally distributed to children in under-served schools, which cannot offer them with the supplies they are missing; or children in foster care or with other financial difficulties, who find themselves unable to keep up with their peers in school. With these backpacks and carefully chosen school supplies, these young students are able to start school with the tools they need to succeed.
Program Success Monitored By  Community Giving Tree works with a network of social service agencies to distribute these backpacks.  All are pleased with the program; they just wish we had more backpacks to deliver.
Examples of Program Success 
1.  A boy in a group home refused to go to school because he didn't have a backpack like everyone else.  His caseworker got him a backpack from Community Giving Tree, and he agreed to go to school.
2.  A boy was teased by his classmates because he brought his books to school in a plastic grocery bag.  Not wanting to admit the financial straits his family was in, he said "My mom hasn't had a chance to go to Staples yet."   His caseworker got a backpack from Community Giving Tree, and he told his friends, "See? My mom went to Staples."  (dignity is important)
3.  A teen mom received a backpack so that she could go to community college and get a degree, so that she could make a better life for herself and her baby.
4.  We provide several hundred small backpacks to children in daycare or preschool, so that they can bring a lunch with them, or a change of diapers.  The backpack usually includes crayons and a folder with paper.  This helps their moms pursue work while the children are in daycare.
4.  Thousands of other schoolchildren received backpacks with notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, and glue sticks, so that they can start the school year on equal footing with the other kids.

VolunTEENS

Community service opportunities are provided for local teens to increase their awareness of local poverty and their ability to contribute to those in need.
Budget  $6,000.00
Category  Youth Development Youth Citizenship
Population Served Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Jean Pagliuca
CEO Term Start Sept 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Director of Operations at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
Executive Director of the Acord Food Pantry in Hamilton-Wenham
Direct Services Programs Manager of the Greater Boston Food Bank 
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Leslie Levenson July 2007 Sept 2017

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Rosemary Turgeon Development Director Rosemary has worked at Community Giving Tree since May 2016.  For two years she managed the Volunteer Program, and is currently interim Development Director.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 7
Number of Volunteers 500
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 7
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Melissa Hendricks
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Chair Term July 2017 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Bill Casey Goodrich Corporation Voting
Chris Duble Fred C. Church Insurance Voting
Melissa Hendricks Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. John Moriarty BridgeForward Voting
Karen Rubino Anne Sullivan Center Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $261,000.00
Projected Expense $261,251.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $234,617 $192,954 $195,077
Total Expenses $208,254 $172,109 $170,921

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions $150,131 $118,176 $123,710
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue -- $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $706 $1,574 $394
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $46,944 $40,964 $33,634
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $36,836 $32,240 $37,339

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $158,480 $143,238 $148,536
Administration Expense $18,845 $11,020 $9,185
Fundraising Expense $30,929 $17,851 $13,200
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.13 1.12 1.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses 76% 83% 87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 16% 11% 8%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $258,867 $231,697 $213,127
Current Assets $258,867 $231,697 $213,127
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $2,531 $1,723 $0
Total Net Assets $256,336 $229,974 $213,127

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 102.28 134.47 --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. 

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

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