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Clothes That Work

A BBB Accredited Charity since 03/23/2009.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Clothes That Work
Phone: (937) 222-3778
Fax: (937) 222-3781
Address: 1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd Ste 392
Dayton, OH 45417
Report Expiration Date: October 1, 2016
Original Business Start Date: November 1997
Principal: Ms Paula Cosby, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms Paula Cosby, Executive Director
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: November 1997, OH
Employees: 4 Full Time. 2 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Boutiques, Clothes - Consignment & Resale, Clothing - Retail, Employment Training, Fashion Accessories, Work Clothes - Retail
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

According to Clothes that Work!, its mission is to provide interview appropriate clothing and personalized, confidence building image services for clients.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Clothes that Work! provides interview and work appropriate clothing to women, men and teens in transition who are working on their job skills to become self-reliant. The organization also provides guidance on proper grooming and the importance of first impressions as well as coaching on employer expectations related to the workplace image.

Total Program Expenses:$431,884


Chief Executive Officer:Paula Cosby, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:Nancy Robie
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Grandview/Kettering Health Network
Board Size:13
Paid Staff Size:4 Full Time. 2 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Clothes that Work! raises funds through direct mail appeals, special events, internet appeals and grant proposals.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending December 31, 2013 totaled 12% of related contributions.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Clothes That Work's audited financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2013:

 Capital campaign$112,450
 In-kind contributions$132,941
 Program service fees$10,900
 Special events net$110,722
 Boutique sales$110,840
 Other Revenue$49,854
 Total Income:$640,369
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$431,884 79.62%67.44%
 Fund Raising:$59,565 10.98%9.30%
 Administrative:$50,966 9.40%7.96%
 Total Expenses:$542,415
Excess of Income over Expenses$97,954
Ending Net Assets:$371,809

Notes and Comments

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Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (937) 562-6187
Tel: (937) 562-6032

Report as of July 23, 2016 10:06
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