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Community Women Against Hardship



This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Community Women Against Hardship
Phone: (314) 289-7523
Address: 3963 West Belle Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Website: www.cwah.org
Report Expiration Date: April 7, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 2004
Principal: Gloria Taylor, Executive Director
Type of Business: Charity - Human Services (i.e. assistance to individuals & families)
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

"To provide evidence based programs and services to enable low income families struggling with poverty to become more self sufficient."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Community Women Against Hardship meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.


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Programs

Community Women Against Hardship offers the following programs for low to moderate income families struggling with poverty issues. Improvement in their living environment that includes selections from its warehouse of furniture/appliances and household items. It offers a clothing boutique to provide new and slightly used apparel to all family members. The food pantry is also available once a month. Parents have an opportunity to enroll in at least 3 classes to improve their status: "Let's Talk About Us," with a family therapist; computer training, job readiness, ending with a job fair; nutrition and fitness training; jewelry making with youth at least 12 years of age, and GED preparation. Social engagement opportunities, e.g., tickets to the theatre, baseball games etc. Youth Development programs are offered in music education, Fine Arts and Theatrical Arts with the Black Repertory Theatre. The Show-Me-Series offers a travel opportunity for students enrolled in its summer youth development classes. The organization has visited Chicago, IL, Memphis, TN, Hennings, TN, Atlanta, GA, Kansas City, MO and Springfield, IL to enrich their lives with history, visit college campuses and involvement with cultural activities.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, Community Women Against Hardship's program expenses were:

Programs:$370,148
 
Total Program Expenses:$370,148

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Gloria Taylor, Executive Director/Co-founder
CEO Compensation:$24,000
Chair of the Board:Christine Reams
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Lutheran Family & Children Services
Board Size:12
Paid Staff Size:3 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:direct mail, grant proposals, print advertisements, internet

Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $358,526 are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)


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.


Financial

According to Community Women Against Hardship's audited financial statements, IRS Form 990 for the year ended December 31, 2012:

Income
 Fundraising events$80,400
  Government grants$91,754
  Donations$31,473
  Membership dues$1,740
  In-kind donations$153,159
  Program services revenue$13,262
  Rental income (net)$8,980
  Miscellaneous$5,000
 Total Income:$385,768
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
 Programs:$370,148 86.92%
 Fund Raising:$40,989 9.63%
 Administrative:$14,690 3.45%
 Total Expenses:$425,827
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$-40,059
Beginning Net Assets$846,116
Ending Net Assets:$806,057
Total Assets$820,999
Total Liabilities$14,942

Report as of September 15, 2014 02:08
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