Brighter Christmas Fund Inc in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (PA)

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Brighter Christmas Fund Inc
Employer Identification Number (EIN)232697513
Name of OrganizationBrighter Christmas Fund Inc
In Care of NameJames P Sachetti
Address3185 Lackawanna Ave, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-3329
ActivitiesSupplying money, goods or services to the poor
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date05/1993
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period02/2014
Assets$25,000 to $99,999
Income$25,000 to $99,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$70,194
Amount of Income$84,087
Form 990 Revenue Amount$84,087
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations: Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations (Not Elsewhere Classified)
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Revenue for 2014

Support schedule

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
Total revenue$96,324$82,514$84,087
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$95,999$81,664$83,870
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Investment income$325$350$217
Gain/Loss from sale of assets other than inventory$0$0$0
Net income/loss from gaming and fundraising events$0$0$0
Gross profit/loss from sales of inventory$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$500$0
Total expenses$72,579$99,410$70,788
Total net assets$73,791$56,895$70,194
Excess/Deficit for the year$23,745$-16,896$13,299
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$50,046$73,791$56,895
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$56,895$70,194
Balance Sheets
Total assets$73,791$56,895$70,194
Total liabilities$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances$73,791$56,895$70,194
Other Information
Did the organization engage in any significant activity not previously reported to the IRS?NoNo
Were any significant changes made to the organizing or governing documents?NoNo
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year from business activitiesNoNoNo
Has the organization filed a Form 990-T for the year?NoNo
Did the organization undergo a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or significant disposition of net assets during the year?NoNo
Amount of political expenditures, direct or indirect$0$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?NoNo
Did the organization borrow from, or make any loans to, any officer, director, trustee, or key employee or were any such loans made in a prior year and still outstanding at the end of the tax year covered by this return?NoNo
Total amount involved$0$0
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0$0$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year, or did it engage in an excess benefit transaction in a prior year that has not been reported on any of its prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?NoNo
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?NoNo
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2014)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2010 - 2014)
2010 - 2014 Total
Public Support$411,659
Subtotal Support$420,126
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$420,126
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
The portion of total contributions by each person (other than a governmental unit or publicly supported organization) that exceeds 2% of the total support$8,467
Total Support$423,350
Public Support$420,126
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$2,724
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$0
Other income. Do not include gain or loss from the sale of capital assets$500
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0

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Brenda Del Vecchio

Added on Dec 5, 2016 8:28 AM
Would you recommend Brighter Christmas Fund Inc to others? Yes

Stacy Britton

Added on Nov 21, 2014 8:58 AM
Visited on Nov 21, 2014 10:00 AM
As a recipient of The Brighter Christmas Fund, I know that it changes lives. The holidays are a particularly stressful time for the impoverished. As a parent, you want your child(ren) to believe in the magic of Christmas and Santa's visit. There are 364 days in the year in which you and your child(ren) are acutely aware and reminded of your financial disadvantages: from shabby or inadequate clothing and footwear, to the inability to impulsively buy candy bars or small trinkets at the register, rationing hygiene products such as body wash, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper, forgoing cosmetics and professional haircuts, to rarely buying fruits or fresh vegetables-the list goes on. But, on Christmas day, having received a Wal-Mart gift card from The Brighter Christmas Fund and being able to provide a Christmas for your child(ren) that otherwise would have been impossible- there are just no words to express the gratitude.
If you are fortunate enough to contribute to this charitable organization, please know the tremendous, almost miraculous, impact you have on the lives of those who receive this gift. You are the Santa my son believes in. Thank you and Good wishes for this holiday season.
Would you recommend Brighter Christmas Fund Inc to others? Yes
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