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Strength in Scarves

 13217 Jamboree Rd, #230
 Tustin, CA 92782
[P] (714) 7345886
[F] --
www.strengthinscarves.org
[email protected]
Debbie Hao
FOUNDED: 2012
INCORPORATED: 2012
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 46-1421818 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Inspired by survivors, we give our support to those who have been victims of domestic violence through gifts of hand-knitted and crocheted items.

Mission Statement

Inspired by survivors, we give our support to those who have been victims of domestic violence through gifts of hand-knitted and crocheted items.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $7,000.00
Projected Revenue $7,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Knit-a-thon/Crochet-a-thon
  • Buy a Scarf, Give a Scarf
  • Knitted and Crocheted Gifts for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

Inspired by survivors, we give our support to those who have been victims of domestic violence through gifts of hand-knitted and crocheted items.

Background Statement

Strength in Scarves was inspired by the survivors of domestic violence. In particular, a friend close to the founders and current board members opened her story to share that she had been a victim of domestic violence and how she was working through her healing process.  Because some survivors have trepidation with physical contact, we viewed scarves, blankets and shawls as a way to give a "hug" without direct physical contact. So, Strength in Scarves was created. In the first year, we gifted 160 items to a well established organization in Orange County, and they shared our "hugs" with their domestic violence clients. By our sixth year, we have shared love and support with over a 2240 survivors. Many residents and survivors reach out to these organizations with merely the clothes on their backs. Our items are hand made with these women and children in mind, and it is our way of giving them our support.

Impact Statement

Our organization believes that scarves are symbols of strength, warmth, security and comfort. Whether to help encourage confidence by covering physical wounds or to help build self-esteem through the symbolism of strength, these scarves can be worn by victims as a reminder that they are not alone; that the suffering can be stopped. Our gifts are meant to express love and support as survivors build their strength in surviving their struggles.

Needs Statement

The purpose of Strength in Scarves is to support survivors of domestic violence through hand-knitted and -crocheted items. We work closely with well established organizations, which are helping those surviving from domestic violence, and in some cases, work with individuals who can benefit from one of our gifts. Our needs include monetary donations, volunteers, materials, and hand-knitted and hand-crocheted items.

CEO Statement

Survivors of domestic violence are inspirational. Some statistics estimate that one in four woman will experience domestic violence, that one in three teenage girls will experience some form of domestic violence, and that a woman is beaten every seven seconds. These estimates are tragic. Perhaps just as tragic, these survivors are often made to feel alone.
Although there have been great strides in increasing awareness, the support needed to help survivors can always be stronger. Strength in Scarves wants to do their small part in sharing "hugs" with these amazing individuals. We want them to feel that there are people supporting them and sending them a collective strength to empower them in their struggle for a life without violence.

Board Chair Statement



Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

In-kind donations are valued! Specifically, hand knitted and hand crocheted items, including scarves, purses, head bands, sweaters, socks, etc, are gifted to survivors, adults and children, of domestic violence. We also accept other in kind items, such as unused yarn, crochet hooks or knitting needles. In addition, we appreciate monetary donations online and in check form. Checks can be made payable to 'Strength in Scarves' sent to 13217 Jamboree Rd #230, Tustin, CA 92782. No donation money is ever used to pay volunteers, board members or management. THANK YOU!

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

Domestic violence affects all races, ethnicities, socio-economic statuses and education levels.  Therefore, our organization is only limited by the number of donations we receive and wishes to serve as many adults and children survivors as we can. 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Family Violence Shelters and Services
  2. Human Services - Personal Social Services
  3. Human Services - Family Services

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Programs


Knit-a-thon/Crochet-a-thon

Annual fundraiser for volunteer knitters and crocheters to dedicate a three week period to creating items for gifting to survivors of domestic violence.  During this time, sponsors of the knit-a-thon can also provide monetary donations to help with yarn material purchases.
Budget  $200.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Personal Goods & Services
Population Served Victims Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Our goals this year are to increase the number of donated items beyond our previous year's items and to increase the number of participants.  The timing of the annual knit-a-thon is in late Fall so it is our last push for items to gift for the year. 
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success is if annually, the event can increase in popularity, as well as result in more items and more sponsorship. 
Program Success Monitored By  The program's success is monitored by the number of volunteers, number of items received, amount of sponsors and monetary donations of the event. 
Examples of Program Success 

Buy a Scarf, Give a Scarf

Etsy store has been established to sell a select number of hand-knitted scarves, as well as take custom orders of knitted or crocheted items.  The current available scarves are scarves with pockets (scarfets) and infinity scarves, and for every scarf sold, a scarf is made with that contributor in mind to be added to the items gifted to the survivors of domestic violence.   
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StrengthinScarves
Budget  $100.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Personal Goods & Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Our goals this year is to help increase awareness with another opportunity to see some of what creations can be made.  Aligned with Facebook, the pictures exhibit what our volunteers can make and the care involved in these gifts for the survivors of domestic violence. So short term success is measured by the number of Etsy shop views, likes, and admirers. 
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success is more purchases and therefore gifts to survivors through Etsy. 
Program Success Monitored By  Program success is monitored by Etsy store and individual scarfet views, likes and store followers, as well as purchases. 
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Knitted and Crocheted Gifts for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Inspired by survivors, we give our support to those who have been victims of domestic violence through gifts of hand-knitted and crocheted items. In our first six years, we have gifted over 2240 items to survivors. 
Budget  $8,500.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Personal Goods & Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Our goal this year are to increase the number of donated items to survivors of domestic violence. 
Program Long-Term Success  Our long term goal is to be able to gift to thousands of survivors a year.
Program Success Monitored By  The program's success is monitored by the number of volunteers, number of items received, amount of sponsors and monetary donations each year.
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Management


CEO/Executive Director Debbie Hao
CEO Term Start Oct 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Debbie has 20 years of experience in the technology industry of which most of those years were spent managing international teams for corporate-wide and multi-million dollar projects. She has been a lifelong participant in charitable and fundraising walks, in addition to volunteering in several non-profit opportunities.  Also, Debbie has completed California domestic violence advocacy training through Laura's House, and she is an active California certified Ombudsman in Orange County.  She has been involved with Strength in Scarves since 2012.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Chris Huang Board Director / Treasurer Chris has over 17 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics industry in various Program and Supply Chain management roles. Additionally, he had also worked at a local non-profit organization that focused on building character and providing guidance for youths, aged K-12. He has supported and been involved with Strength in Scarves since 2016.
Melodie Seto Board Director / Secretary Melodie has 10 years of experience in the engineering industry working first as an engineering software consultant and now working as a Mechanical Engineer for an Aerospace and Defense company. She has been involved with Strength in Scarves since 2012 and Dining For Women Reno chapter since 2014.
Anne Wong VP/ Board Director
Anne has spent 15 years dedicated to the human resources team at one of the big four accounting firms. From improving performance management processes to managing an Americas-wide innovation contest, Anne has gained a broad range of experiences. Anne is currently focused on helping teams around the world become highest performing teams. Anne has been part of Strength in Scarves since its inception in 2012.
Jennifer Wong CFO/ Board Director Jennifer has over 15 years of experiences in the financial services industry. She has led the global development and implementation of financial risk models and analytic solutions aimed at providing strategic insights and market intelligence to global financial organizations. She has been involved with Strength in Scarves since 2012.

Awards

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Affiliations

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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? --
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Debbie Hao
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive Director
Board Chair Term Oct 2012 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Debbie Hao Executive Director Voting
Chris Huang -- Voting
Melodie Seto Secretary, Board Director Voting
Anne Wong Board Director, Vice President Voting
Jennifer Wong Board Director Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 100
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 80
Male: 20
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 60%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $11,911 $8,713 $13,574
Total Expenses $6,959 $6,411 $3,797

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$610 $171 --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,540 $2,175 $2,490
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $160 $1,050 $110
Revenue In-Kind $9,601 $5,318 $2,598
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $5,973 $5,722 $3,201
Administration Expense $320 $256 $237
Fundraising Expense $666 $434 $359
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.71 1.36 3.57
Program Expense/Total Expenses 86% 89% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 29% 13% 14%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $29,563 $28,816 $26,679
Current Assets $29,563 $28,816 $26,679
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $29,563 $28,816 $26,679

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

Please note that 2012 was less than 3 months, as Strength in Scarves was incorporated in October 2012. 990N e-postcards have been filed since FY2013.

Foundation Comments

Due to its size, this organization files a 990N. They only have financials for FY2014 and FY2013. In FY2013, they recorded financials for October 2012 through December 2013. Summary financial data is per the financials provided by the organization and consultation with the organization.

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