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|Name:||Allen County Christmas Bureau|
|Address:||PO Box 13265 |
|Fort Wayne, IN 46868-3265|
|Report Issued Date:||January 19, 2012|
|Report Expiration Date:||July 24, 2016|
|Original Business Start Date:||January 1936|
|Principal:||Ms. Jane Surbeck, President|
|Customer Contact:||Ms. Jane Surbeck, President|
|Entity:||Non-Profit Domestic Corporation|
|Incorporated:||November 1973, IN|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Local|
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The Allen County Christmas Bureau was founded in 1936 by Margaret Ann Keegan. After the 1991 season the original Christmas Bureau disbanded because of a lack of volunteers and contributors. At that time some members of the community decided this organization was worthwhile and needed to continue serving the needy in the Allen County Community. With $33.00 left over from the former organization we reorganized, became incorporated as a non-profit organization and received a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
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.
The Allen County Christmas Bureau is an all-volunteer organization, which works with social service agencies whose caseworkers refer their clients for assistance. The clients are match with businesses, churches, individuals, organizations and schools who have requested to "Adopt" a family for the holiday season. In 2010 the Christmas Bureau adopted 417 families ranging in size from singles and seniors to families of 11 members. The Christmas Bureau also collects food, personal hygiene items, paper products and cleaning needs in order to fill in when some of the families' boxes are lacking in those areas. This collection takes place the week prior to opening the site for receiving gifts. Any left over supplies are delivered to an Associated Churches Food Bank for distribution.
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $22,741 are donations received as a direct result of fund raising activities.)
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 Allen County Christmas Bureau's 990-EZ Tax Form for the year ended December 31, 2010:
Report as of January 30, 2015 01:52
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