Community Thread

Mission Statement

Community Thread maximizes resources and engages volunteers to improve the quality of life for adults and their families in our local community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Community Thread is a connector. At Community Thread, we are a leader in promoting volunteerism and providing resources to help older adults remain independent. We are proud of our capacity to respond to emerging needs in partnership with other community agencies and volunteers. Below are some of our significant accomplishments in 2021: Community Thread continued to offer services and programming to keep older adults supported and encouraged volunteerism throughout out our community. The demand for support during the pandemic illustrated the kinds of services that older adults need to remain independent. Thanks to 49 special “COVID 19” volunteers who responded to special needs, we were able to support the most vulnerable in our community with 88 hours of service. We also supported 38 local nonprofits through our Volunteer Center Affiliate Program where they received specialized training and volunteer support to strengthen their mission and deepen their impact.
Current Goals Volunteer Center Connect an increased number of volunteers with opportunities. Coordinate and facilitate Volunteer Leadership Network (VLN) meetings and trainings. Offer special service initiatives to large groups and engage new volunteers. Older Adult Program Provide movement programming for older adults. Offer educational activities and new opportunities for older adults to connect and advance their learning. Provide social and special events that appeal to our participants. Chore Services and Transportation Provide individualized transportation to and from medical appointments and other essential needs. Offer volunteer assistance for light chores in the home. Community Thread is also proud of our community partnerships. We offer free tax preparation services in partnership with the AARP Tax-Aide Program. We act as a fiscal agent to offer a circulator bus, allowing for an affordable transportation option. We also provide community space for groups to offer resources and services such as Fare For All, a program that offers discounted groceries. These collaborations allow us to amplify the benefits offered to older adults throughout our community.
Community or Constituency Served The community at large, with an emphasis on older adults.
Geographic Area Served Washington County, with an emphasis on the Stillwater School District.

Reports & Finances

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Volunteer Center and Holiday Hope:
Older Adult Program (aka Senior Center):
Chore Services and Transportation:
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 08/02/2022

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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2300 Orleans St W
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-439-7434

General Information

Alternative Name: Community Volunteer Services of the St. Croix Valley
EIN: 41-0967271
Principal Staff: Sally Anderson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 8.7
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 5400
Ruling Year: 1972.


Board Chair: Samantha Schindler
Number of Board Members: 14
Board Meetings with Quorum: 14
Average Member Attendance: 11

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