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Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2016-2017
Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016
July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017


Title Page

Title Page
The Community Survival Center

A Bridge of Hope to the hungry and homeless since 1983.

Celebrating 34 years of service to our neighbors in need.

ANNUAL REPORT

YEAR ENDED

JUNE 30, 2017

Board of Directors

 Board of Directors
James Wainwright - Board President. Retired MassMutual Consultant in Enterprise Information Risk Management. Ludlow resident. Member since 2005.

Susan Baldwin - Board Vice President. Retired Vice President, Citizens Bank. Longmeadow resident. Member since 2006.

Gloria Bourbeau - Board Secretary. Retired Teacher. Ludlow resident. Member since 2012.

Emily Hayden - Board Treasurer. Retired Bookseller. Member since 2008.

Ronald Habel - Board Member. Retired Director of Environmental Affairs, APW Inc. Wilbraham resident. Member since 1996.

Ronald Hokanson - Board Member. Social worker at Ludlow High School. Wilbraham resident. Member since 2013.

Normand Grondin - Board Member. Deacon, St. Elizabeth Parish. Owner, Spirit Among Us Catholic Bookstore. Springfield resident. Member since 2014.

Jacqueline Madden - Board Member. Executive Director The Community Survival Center. Retired Manager, West Springfield Federal Credit Union. Ludlow resident. Member since 1990.

Donna Mercado, MD – Board Member. Former Director of the Medical Consultation Program at Baystate Medical Center. Wilbraham resident. Member since 2017.

Sandy Paquin – Board Member. Staff Assistant, Baystate Medical Center. Ludlow resident. Former Board Member 2005-2012; Current Member since 2017.

Mary Cassidy – Board Member. Executive Director since 2016.

Narrative

Narrative
In Fiscal Year 2017, the Community Survival Center continued its work of providing necessary and nutritious food to families and individuals from Ludlow, Wilbraham, and Hampden, as well as the Indian Orchard, Sixteen Acres, and Pine Point neighborhoods of Springfield. Seniors, from anywhere in Hampden County, also visited the Emergency Food Pantry.

The Center is lucky to have the support of local businesses, schools, churches and temples, and many, many individuals, who help by organizing food drives, donating food, money, and time as volunteers. And we have donors who bring in wonderful, quality items that we sell in the Thrift Shop and the Program. Quite literally, we could not function without everyone’s help: and we are very grateful to all the people who think of the Center and who support us in so many ways.

Many area businesses allow their employees to spend an entire work day helping out at non-profit agencies like ours. This is a chance for the Center to get around to those projects that are always being pushed back because of lack of time; washing windows, putting together desks and other pieces of office furniture, placing sticky pads on hangers, and all the other tasks that we never seem to get around to. Thanks in particular to the Serve With Liberty group who helped out in May. We also had a great group from Mass Mutual, organized via the United Way of Pioneer Valley, who helped out at our fall Flip Day, where we change over from summer clothing and bring out heavier, winter clothing from storage. It is a lot of work!

The Center has now been serving households in need for the past 34 years. In that time we have provided emergency food to 209,268 individuals! The Clothing and Household Essentials Program has now helped 742,758 people to purchase items by the bag at $4 and $5 depending on the size of the bag.

So, how can you help? Come in and buy some of the bargains in our Thrift Shop; sign up for the Matching Gift program at your work and donate to help support our operations; become one of our monthly donors, allowing us to count on a reliable income each month to continue our work; become a volunteer; and help organize a food drive at work, in your neighborhood, or at a particular club where you’re a member. And, on behalf of Board Members, Staff Members, and our Clients, thanks for being a part of our supportive community.

Contributors

Contributors
We are sincerely grateful for every one of our donors who help support the mission of the Community Survival Center: to provide survival items of food, clothing, and household goods to members of our community in times of need. Our programs are self-sustaining through the support of the community. Thank you for choosing to be a part of the community.

This is a list of donors who supported us financially during Fiscal Year 2017, which is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Monetary donations help us pay the bills; heating and cooling, maintenance and repairs, staffing, and more.


$25,000 +
Saint Elizabeth Parish
The Estate of Father Francis Manning

$5,000 +
Wilbraham Knights of Columbus
St. Cecilia HOPE Ministry
Emergency Food & Shelter Program of FEMA

$1,000 +
Country Bank
Eastman Company
Hayden Corporation
Health New England
Our Family Foundation by Stop and Shop
Bethlehem Church
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Church of the Epiphany
Orchard Covenant Church
Wilbraham United Church
Columbia Gas/Marvin Brooks
Life Care Center of Wilbraham
Albert & Amelia Ferst Charitable Foundation
St. Cecilia Catholic Women’s Club
St. Cecilia’s Parish
Mary Collins Moynahan Foundation
Project Bread
Paul Chmura
Catherine & Henry Geberth
Carol & Ron Habel
Emily & John Hayden
Catherine Olson
Pat Voisine

$500 +
Baltazar Contractors
Columbia Gas
Gomes, DaCruz & Tracy
Spirit Among Us
Federated Community Church of Hampden
First Church Ludlow
Grace Union Church
Ludlow Knights of Columbus
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Wilbraham Women’s Club
Walmart
Susan & Charles Baldwin
Reverend Lionel Bonneville
Brian Connery
Gail & Tom Finnegan
Robert Holdsworth
Katherine & Francis Pychewicz

$100 +
Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning
Architecture EL
Fletcher Sewer & Drain
Legacy Fire Protection
Manganaro Home Builders
Nowak Funeral
Real Living Realty
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Temple Beth El
Ludlow Chiropractic
Lindsay Wilson
Villa Rose Restaurant
Wilbraham Hampden CROP Walk
Afternoon Fosterians
Catholic Women’s Club of Springfield
Wilbraham Jr. Women’s Club
Ludlow Country Club Women’s Assoc.
Ludlow High School
Ludlow Lodge of Elks
Order of Eastern Star Chapter 150
United Food & Commercial Union #1459
Western Mass Chapter 2203 AORN
Wilbraham United Church Women’s Fellowship
Wilbraham Women’s Club Choral Group
Zonta of Quaboag Valley
Marjorie Agerton
Kenneth Andronowitz
Kathleen & Michael Ashe
Grace Batalha
Maria Becerra
Georgia & Joseph Bigos
Sheila Bolduc
Gloria Bourbeau
Deborah Brennan
Sandra Bruschi
Linda Burr
Jean & Durham Caldwell
Joseph Cargile
Janice & Paul Chrzan
Felice & Richard Coffey
Amy & Mark Condon
Paul Czynodel
Francis Dagostino
Thomas Dean
Paula & Keith Davies
Dianne Evan
Karen Feen
Stephen Fitzgerald
Judith Friel
Shirley Fusco
Terri Goff
Lucas Gonsalves
Ann Grehoski
Norma & Loren Hill
Elaine Karalekas
Elaine King
Barbara Kirk
Ruth & Clifford Kruger
Annette & Theodore Krzyzek
Michael Kuchyt
Dr. Neil Kudler
Jackie Madden
Susan & Alfred Magee
John McGrath
Judith Mercadante
Mary Meunier
AnnMarie & Philip Moraitis
Agnes & Craig Murray
Robert Murty
Jill Najnigier
Diane Paquette
Holly Park
Sheila & Jeffrey Rathbun
Katherine Reilly
Tim Rooke
Linda Rosen
Joann & Ralph Rossi
Nancy & Edward Schenk
Jon Schneider
Frances & Joseph Selva
Jeffrey Shank
Stanley Shaw, III
Barbara Simpson
Shirley Sweeney
Edith Tipton
Brian Tower
Charlotte & Michael Trimboli
Mary & Crawford Walker
Suzanne Woytych



And to all our donors not mentioned here, please know how deeply grateful we are for your support.

Donors listed here collected a minimum of 500 pounds in their Food Donation Drives in Fiscal Year 2017:

A Greater Community Cooperative, Belchertown
Baird Middle School, Ludlow
Big Y, Ludlow
Big Y Support Center
Big Y, Wilbraham
Brunton Elementary School
Butler Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners
Christ the King Church
Church of the Epiphany
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Evangelical Covenant Church
Faith Community Chapel
Federated Community Church
First Church in Ludlow
Hampden & Wilbraham Churches Fountain Park Concert Collections
Hubbard Memorial Library
Immaculate Conception Church
Indian Orchard Elementary School
Knights of Columbus Council #10195
Ludlow Boys and Girls Club
Ludlow Rotary Club
Ludlow Senior Center
Masspower
Minnechaug Regional High School
National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive
Orchard Covenant Church
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
Price Rite of Chicopee
Rachel’s Table
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Cecilia’s Church
St. Elizabeth’s Church
St. John the Baptist School
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Stop & Shop, Springfield
Wilbraham Middle School
Wilbraham United Church


Income and Expense

Income and Expense
INCOME AND EXPENSE STATEMENT
YEAR END JUNE 30, 2017

EXPENSES
Salaries $203,799.00
Payroll Taxes $24,573.00
Mortgage $15,571.00
Property Taxes $1,875.00
Garage Rent $3,000.00
Utilities $7,278.00
Telephone $3,079.00
Office Supplies $1,130.00
Postage $433.00
Liability Ins. $13,934.00
Personnel Support $743.00
Repairs & Maintenance $4,000.00
Disposal Costs $5,373.00
Food Purchases $23,521.00
Program Supplies & Support $5,804.00
Mileage $290.00
Professional Services $4,210.00
Fundraising Expense $740.00
Fees & Dues $125.00
Miscellaneous $817.00
Equipment $0.00
Sales Tax $1,651.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $321,946.00

INCOME
Individuals $33,036.54
Program Generated $47,479.00
Thrift Shop $105,434.00
Churches $39,879.22
Groups $12,356.62
Businesses $12,032.20
Fundraising $11,363.15
Grants $13,000.00
Bridge of Hope Campaign $0.00
Other $183.26
Bequest $50,000.00
Interest $1,039.57
TOTAL INCOME $325,803.56


DAILY OPERATING FUNDS
Berkshire Bank Non Profit NOW Checking $27,382.06
Berkshire Bank Money Market (Mortgage) $5,311.54

MONIES HELD IN RESERVE
Berkshire Bank - Certificate of Deposit $37,707.91
Berkshire Bank - Certificate of Deposit $18,704.33
Berkshire Bank - Certificate of Deposit $23,578.87
Berkshire Bank - Certificate of Deposit $0.00
Berkshire Bank - Business Money Market Acct. $62,536.58

TOTAL FUNDS HELD IN RESERVE $142,527.69


Food Donations and Distributions

Food Donations and Distributions
2016 - 2017 TOTAL FOOD DONATED AND DISTRIBUTED

PANTRY DONATION YEAR TO DATE
GARDEN/LBS 1,742
BULK ITEMS/LBS 48,060
TOTAL FREE SHELF FOOD 49,802

PURCHASED FOOD LB 25,214
MEFAP/LBS 25,112
MISC FOOD BANK ITEMS 7,780
FOOD DONATIONS/LBS 120,459

TOTAL PANTRY FOOD ITEMS 178,565

TOTAL DONATED FOOD/LBS 228,367

EMERGENCY FOOD
POUNDS USED 111,270
Families/Households 2,781
Adults 4,162
Children 3,847
PRE-SCHOOL PROG
POUNDS USED 7,072
Families 195
Children 280

SENIOR OUTREACH PROG
POUNDS USED 37,917
Families/Households 1,707
Individuals 2,091

HOLIDAYS
POUNDS USED 14,103
Families 698
Adults 1,067
Children 679
TRASH 5,090
TOTAL POUNDS DISTRIBUTED 175,452

NEW FAMILIES 336

CLOTHING/HOUSE PROG. 46272
Families 10,199
Adults 19,690
Children 19,053
THRIFT SHOP $106,632.00

SHOPPERS 10,172

VOLUNTEERS/HOURS 4,442
VALUE @ 10.00 PER HOUR $44,417.50


PROGRAM TOTALS
Families 15,580
Adults 27,010
Children 23,859
Individuals 50,869
Community Survival Center, 240 Main Street, Indian Orchard, MA 01151 • PHONE: 413-543-3930
A bridge of hope to the hungry and homeless since 1983.

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