Public, Society Benefit

FREESTORE

Helping Families Start Over

aka FreeStore, Inc   |   West Des Moines, IA   |  http://www.thefreestore.org/

Mission

We support children and families who have escaped domestic violence situations and those suffering from some other form of trauma including natural disaster and criminal assault. We provide donated furniture and household goods as these families begin new independent, productive lives in safe environments.

Ruling year info

2005

Board Chair

Mr. Martin Rathje

Vice Chair

Diane Munns

Main address

1020 24TH St % Jean D. Smith

West Des Moines, IA 50266 USA

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EIN

20-2732304

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Project Clean Start

Women leaving domestic abuse shelters often move into apartments that need cleaning. Cleaning supplies are expensive and a cost to these women who are on limited incomes. 
We want to offer each woman a bucket filled with cleaning supplies and a clothes basket with laundry supplies. Additionally, we seldom have vacuums and would like to offer refurbished vacuums to those who need one (estimated 50-75 per year) and finally we always need pots and pans and would like to purchase some sets of new ones.

Population(s) Served
Budget
$7,200

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Accreditations

Certificate of Existence 2009

Financials

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Operations

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FREESTORE

Board of directors
as of 5/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Martin Rathje

No Affiliation.

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

Ms. Diane Munns

No Affiliation.

Term: 2018 - 2021

Lawrence R. Anderson

No affiliation

Judith K. Bloom

No Affiliation.

Jean D. Smith

No Affiliation.

Michael H. Smith

No Affiliation.

Theresa M. Swanson

No Affiliation.

Diane Munns

No Affiliation

Harold Swanson

No affiliation

Marty Rathje

No affiliation

Rachel McGrew

No affiliation

Christopher Dean

No affiliation

Gloria Gray

No affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/31/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Keywords

furniture bank, domestic violence support