Volunteer Services Center
342 Harbor Street
Branford CT 06405-3047
Contact Information
Address 342 Harbor Street
Branford, CT 06405-3047
Telephone (203) 481-4248 x
E-mail pcandriole@comcast.net
Web and Social Media
Mission
To renovate and maintain a centralized location (building) for providing volunteer services to the local management for four town agencies - the Community Dining Room, Branford Food Pantry, BHcare (Clothing Bank) and Friends of Blackstone Library in the town of Branford.  The agencies provide services to town residents and the town's underprivileged.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1998
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair Ms Patricia C Andriole
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chair
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission To renovate and maintain a centralized location (building) for providing volunteer services to the local management for four town agencies - the Community Dining Room, Branford Food Pantry, BHcare (Clothing Bank) and Friends of Blackstone Library in the town of Branford.  The agencies provide services to town residents and the town's underprivileged.
Background Volunteer Services Center, Inc. was established in 1998 by the town of Branford to be the umbrella organization for several current and any future nonprofit organizations.
Impact Renaming of the Volunteer Services Center centralized building - Patricia C. Andriole Volunteer Services Center.  Underwriting the annual fees of the four agencies.  Currently, installing a memorial lamp post with plaque on the premises.
Needs

n/a

CEO Statement n/a
Board Chair Statement

It became evident in 1997-98 that the town of Branford should have a designated building to house under one roof the volunteer organizations that were proving vital services to the health and well being of the town's people.  When the old Branford police station was not being utilized and was noticeably deteriorating, Pat Andriole, working at the Branford Counseling Center, led a campaign to renovate and convert the former police station into the Volunteer Services Center to house the Community Dining Room, Branford Food Pantry, BHcare Clothing Bank and Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library.  Today, as an example for helping the needy and showing success, the Community Dining Room serves over 55,000 meals annually to our shoreline neighbors in need.

 

 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Food Banks, Food Pantries
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit /
Areas Served
Branford
Guilford
Madison
North Branford
East Haven
Programs
Description The Board of Directors made up of two representatives from each agency under the umbrella of the Volunteer Services Center and two Town of Branford representatives coordinate and manage the Patricia C. Andriole Volunteer Services Center building and grounds.
Population Served General/Unspecified / Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program Comments
CEO Comments n/a
CEO/Executive Director
Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Co-CEO
Experience n/a
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Collaborations
Volunteer Services Center collaborates with the Town of Branford offices, the 4 agencies under its umbrella - Community Dining Room, Branford Food Pantry, BHcare (clothing bank) and Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library in efforts to improve the nutritional needs, mental and physical referral services, educational components for self improvement,  and other daily needs of the local community.
Board Chair
Ms Patricia C Andriole
Company Affiliation Chair
Term July 2013 to June 2014
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Peter Cimino Town of Branford and Director, Branford Counseling Center
Mr. Jon Clark Friends of the Library
Ms. Wendy Cowles Branford Food Pantry
Ms. Elaine Cowles Branford Food Pantry
Mr. Matt Hally Friends of the Library and Hally's Cleaning
Ms. Kerry Haynes BHcare/Clothing Bank
Ms. Cheryl Kaiden Community Dining Room and CAKaiden Communications
Ms. Judy Stebbins Community Dining Room and Overseas Ministries Study Center
Mr. Jay Webb Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 6
Unspecified 0
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30 2014
Projected Revenue $31,100.00
Projected Expenses $36,500.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902013
Form 9902012
From 9902011
IRS Letter of Exemption
VSC Determination Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$21,180$15,852$16,471
Administration Expense$653$492$50
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.481.901.88
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%97%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$857,241$846,736$832,615
Current Assets$144,830$134,325$126,204
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities----$600
Total Net Assets$857,241$846,736$836,015
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----210.34
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments The goals of the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Services Center (VSC) are to preserve and promote the improvement of the quality of life in the community for the benefit of all inhabitants.  We manage a building within the Town of Branford that allows the Community Dining Room, the Branford Food Pantry, bHcare d/b/a The Clothing Bank and the Friends of The James Blackstone Memorial Library, Inc. to provide their respective services to the community.  VSC distributes funds or other property in accordance with the terms of gifts, bequests or devises to the corporation not inconsistent with its purposes, in accordance with the determinations made by the Board of Directors as limited by the organization's Certificate of Incorporation.
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address 342 Harbor Street
Branford, CT 064053047
Primary Phone 203 481-4248
Contact Email pcandriole@comcast.net
CEO/Executive Director Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair Ms Patricia C Andriole
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chair

 

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