East Haven United
PO BOX 120085
East Haven CT 06512-0085
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 120085
East Haven, CT 06512-0085
Telephone (203) 605-6361 x
Fax 203-397-6409
E-mail easthavenunited@gmail.com
Web and Social Media
Mission
East Haven United's mission is to unite the residents of East Haven through benevolence, service and compassion; we promote communication and cooperation to empower all residents of East Haven to build a cohesive community. 
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East Haven United's Community Kitchen is now serving lunch twice a month! Help support this community-building activity, open to anyone who wishes to join your neighbors for a free meal! Lunch is served 12:30 - 1:30 pm on the first and third Saturday of every month at Christ and The Epiphany Church, 39 Park Place, on the East Haven Green. All are welcome.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2013
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 The organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair Susan Clark
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission East Haven United's mission is to unite the residents of East Haven through benevolence, service and compassion; we promote communication and cooperation to empower all residents of East Haven to build a cohesive community. 
Background

In the aftermath of the arrest of four East Haven Police officers, the clergy of East Haven held a press conference calling for peace in town, pledging support to provide safe space for discussion and healing to take place. Two meetings were held, in which diverse persons from the community met one-on-one and in small groups to talk about experiences of life in East Haven. Not a person left without a smile and a feeling of community.

However, after that time there seemed to be few opportunities for interaction. Karen Gronback Johnson, pastor of Old Stone Church, and Fr. Tom Sievel, priest at St. Vincent de Paul Church, thought that perhaps if the churches could work together on some simple projects to help the community, it just might bring folks together.

When a plane crash in town in 2013 killed four people, East Haven United (EHU) became the central point for people to send donations. EHU collected about $50,000 from all over the country, which was sent on to help rebuild the lives of the victims’ families. Later that year, EHU went on to collect and donate supplies for 83 backpacks. In 2014, supplies to fill 101 backpacks were collected and distributed to EHPS students.

Impact

Each year, East Haven United collects backpacks and fills them with school supplies. In 2015, over 100 backpacks were supplied and distributed to students, through the East Haven Public Schools' Family Resource Center.

Members of EHU work each year with East Haven Adult Education, volunteering to tutor English as a Second Language students, to help them practice their new skills.

Our biggest success in 2015 was the launch of the Community Kitchen, serving lunch twice a month out of Christ and The Epiphany Church.  
 

EHU also works with Family Table Ministries on a monthly basis to provide good quality food for families at a reasonable price.

A community garden for East Haven is in the future. 

Needs
Needs include:
 
Donated land for the East Haven Community Garden.
 
Larger kitchen and serving space, as the Community Kitchen continues to grow. 
 
A website and a volunteer to maintain it. 
 
Volunteers for fundraising. 
CEO Statement

Our mission is to unite the residents of East Haven through benevolence, service and compassion; we promote communication and cooperation to empower all residents of East Haven to build a cohesive community.

Our meetings are held at the St. Vincent’s Parish House, 40 Taylor Avenue, East Haven, at 7:00 on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings are limited to one hour only, a rule that we strictly keep. Please join us. 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community & Neighbourhood Development
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Citizen Participation
Areas Served
East Haven
Programs
Description
The East Haven United Community Kitchen is open to anyone in the community who wishes to sit down and enjoy a meal alongside neighbors. This is not a soup kitchen; the meal is not based on whether you can afford one or not. It is a way to help build community in East Haven, bringing people together to meet and get to know each other. And what better way to do that than by offering a free lunch?
 
The Community Kitchen currently serves lunch from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on the first and third Saturday of each month at Christ and The Epiphany Church, 39 Park Place, on the East Haven Green.  
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments We were once told that the people in East Haven have  chips on their shoulders and didn't understand it, and then we realized that the statement was a result of being maligned by the press and people from other towns.  We feel we have to regularly defend ourselves and our neighbors, because we know they are kind, generous people who care about their families, friends and a good education for their children. We know that when people get to know each other, they become friends, and the programs of East Haven United, Inc. are instrumental in doing just that.  We know that a community is held together not because of its similarities but in spite of its differences.
CEO/Executive Director
The organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Email easthavenunited@gmail.com
Co-CEO
Term Start July 2013
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
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 No
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
Board Chair
Susan Clark
Company Affiliation President
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Rev. Karen Gronback Johnson Vice President
Margaret Thomas Treasurer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 3
Governance
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 25%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30 2016
Projected Revenue $12,000.00
Projected Expenses $10,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
EHU Form 9902014
Audit Documents
Profit & Loss Statement2014
IRS Letter of Exemption
Letter of Tax Exempt Status
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$49,763----
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.01----
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$604----
Current Assets$604----
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$604----
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
CEO Comments Most of our expenses this past fiscal year were incurred running the EHU Community Kitchen.  We are presently working on gathering back packs and supplies to again donate them to the needy children in the East Haven schools and will be using a considerable amount of our balance to purchase these items.  Our town administration has been working with us to find a spot for the community garden, and when that begins, we will need additional funds to create it.
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 Community Foundation.  Financial information is input 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 requires three years of financial information from the nonprofit organization; however, this requirement may not be available for some organizations due to their more recent incorporation or formation. 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 PO BOX 120085
East Haven, CT 065120085
Primary Phone 203 605-6361
CEO/Executive Director The organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair Susan Clark
Board Chair Company Affiliation President

 

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