PO Box 56
London KY 40743
Contact Information
Address PO Box 56
London, KY 40743
Phone (606) 864-2351
Fax 606 877-1930
Contact Name Linda Lipps
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1986
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Checks can be made to CCC and mailed to P.O. Box 56, London, KY 40743.  In-kind donations are needed and can be dropped of at 755 South Dixie Street, London, KY.  We are in constant need of 13 & 30 gallon garbage bags, multi-surface cleaners, dish washing liquid, nonperishable food items.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
The mission of Come-Unity Cooperative Care is to help low-income families and individuals with basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.
Background Statement
Come-Unity Cooperative Care is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization that was formed in the early 80's by the local catholic church to help people with food and clothing needs.  In 1985, we left the catholic church umbrella and moved to the current location with the vision of being the central agency where local churches could refer individuals for assistance.  We are not a religious organization, but continue to benefit by support from churches of various denominations.  We are also supported by individuals and local businesses.  We administer several programs to help low-income residents with basic needs.  We operate a food pantry that serves over 550 families each month and a senior commodity food program with 364 participants.  We also help families with clothing, furniture and household needs.  We have programs that provide assistance with non-narcotic prescriptions, eyeglasses and dentures.  We offer rent and utility assistance and have started a home repair program for the elderly.  We give out infant and adult diapers along with personal hygiene products.  We also are a job training site for the Experience Works Program and a host for individuals assigned to community service through food stamp assistance programs and drug court programs.
Impact Statement
Come-Unity Cooperative Care has accomplished several things this past year.  We have increased donations and sales in our Thrift Store by 5%.  We are now equipped to accept debit/credit cards.  We increased our profit from our fund-raising event by $5,000.  We increased our volunteer base by 30%. We increased our monthly donations by adding two churches as monthly budgeted contributors. We completed 8 home repair projects for our elderly clients by partnering with an area church congregation.  We have maintained our current assistance programs and increased our food pantry inventory by 25%.  Next year, we plan to partner with two additional churches to complete 10 home repair projects, continue the winter direct mail fund-raising campaign, recruit two new board members, and increase our donor and volunteer base.
Needs Statement
Come-Unity Cooperative Care needs include:
  1. Funds for non-salary operational costs
  2. Donation of items that we must budget to purchase, such as, white and yellow copy paper, 33 gallon garbage bags, gallon and quart size ziplock bags, heavy gauge brown paper grocery bags, cleaning supplies, and paper or foam plates.
  3. Nonperishable food that will be distributed to food pantry clients
  4. In-kind donation of gently used clothing, shoes, and furniture that will be distributed to needy families
  5. Dependable volunteers
CEO/Executive Director Statement
I am very proud to represent this organization.  We are accountable with funding and diligent to minimize duplication of services. We are growing and becoming more financially secure.  It is amazing what we can do with limited resources.  I urge you to consider supporting this organization and enabling us to ensure no one in our area is hungry or cold.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition / Food Banks, Food Pantries
Tertiary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Home Improvement/Repairs
Geographic Areas Served
Come-Unity Cooperative Care serves residents of Laurel County, Kentucky.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The ultimate goal of this organization is to not only provide essential items such as food and clothing, or services such as utility or rent assistance, but to refer clients to other resources where they can receive training in a vocation or receive health related information that will increase their quality of life.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? We are partnering with other community groups and agencies such as the Laurel County Health Department, which provides training in diabetes prevention and control as well as smoking cessation classes.  We also partner with Laurel County Extension Agency to teach clients about gardening, budgeting, and nutrition. 
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
The Laurel County Extension Agency comes to our location once per month to conduct nutrition and budgeting classes. 
Our organization provides seed potatoes and vegetable plants to our clients for gardening.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? When clients access our food pantry less frequently, we are making progress.  Our target is for our clients to only require food panty assistance six times per year or less.
Board Chair
Board Chair Sister Marjorie Manning
Company Affiliation St Williams Catholic Church Education Director
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Board Members
Doug Bowling Bowling Funeral HomeVoting
Rick Cochrane Cit of London Safety OfficerVoting
Patricia Dean Community VolunteerVoting
Danny Evans Attorney with Commonwealth Attorney's OfficeVoting
Betty Mae Hodges Laurel County Board of EducationVoting
Ernest Matt House Independent OpportunitiesVoting
Sister Marge Manning Saint William Catholic ChurchVoting
Billy Oakley Laurel County MagistrateVoting
Kerry Phelps Flowers BakeryVoting
Judy Rittenhouse Community VolunteerVoting
Scott Webster AttorneyVoting
Judge David Westerfield Laurel County Judge ExecutiveVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 57%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 46%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Co-Chair
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Linda Lipps
Term Start Sept 2008
Before becoming Executive Director of Come-Unity Cooperative Care, Linda served on two nonprofit Boards for several years.  She also served as Parent Teacher Organization President for seven years and Treasurer of same organization for two years at a local elementary school.  She worked closely with the Principal, teachers, parents, and Family Resource Director to meet needs and remove barriers for children and families.  She also spent three years operating a non-commodity food pantry.  Linda holds an associates of science degree in Medical Technology from Eastern Kentucky University. 
Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 18
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Dorothy Lavigne Feb -
Brenda S Morgan June -
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Director
Donna has worked at Come-Unity Cooperative Care for the past 20 years.  Her knowledge of clients and services makes her a valuable asset.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
TEFAP is a commodity food program.  Individuals and families can access this program once per month.  We currently serve 550 families each month through this program.
Budget 400
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Population Served General/Unspecified, Families, At-Risk Populations
Program Long term Success
For families accessing this program, food insecurity will be relieved.
This is a commodity food program designed for elderly individuals.  Seniors receive this food once per month.  The food included in this program will meet the nutritional needs for this age group.  We now have 384 seniors who participate in this food program and 25 who are on a waiting list.
Budget 6300
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Long term Success
For seniors accessing this program, food insecurity will be relieved.
We offer free clothing (3 outfits per family member) to individuals every 6 months.
Budget 7000
Category Human Services, General/Other Personal Goods & Services
Population Served Families, Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
This program provides successful applicants with assistance in purchasing eyeglasses and dentures.
Budget 1000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
This program supplies Christmas gifts, food box, and a party for low-income preschool age children.  The local schools assist students within their school.  We serve children who are preschool age or home schooled.  The children receive a new outfit, shoes, coat, and a toy that is wrapped and sent home with them.  They also choose gifts to take home for their parents.  We prepare a box of food for Christmas dinner and a fruit basket plus lots of candy and extras. 
Budget 3000
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Comments
CEO Comments
We offer programs that are not being administered by other local agencies.  We study the demographics and needs of our residents and then choose programs that will meet the need.  We work well with schools, clubs, and other agencies to control double dipping.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2010
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
We collaborate with the London Rotary Club, United Way of Laurel County, the Family Resource Centers for all the Laurel County Schools, area churches, area food pantries, and two missions in Eastern Kentucky that provide clothing for needy individuals.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $199,000.00
Projected Expenses $197,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$15,000
Individual Contributions$214,949$244,290$186,597
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$1$1
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$4,273$7,315$8,396
Revenue In-Kind--$82,023$85,639
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$217,214$215,908$239,342
Administration Expense$97,999$90,676$88,860
Fundraising Expense--$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.100.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses69%70%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$372,516$371,340$339,637
Current Assets$196,179$159,442$112,179
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$0
Current Liabilities$3,177$2,841$2,451
Total Net Assets$369,339$368,499$337,186
Audit Documents
2010 Audit
2009 Review
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Address PO Box 56
London, KY 40743
Primary Phone 606 864-2351
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Linda Lipps
Board Chair Sister Marjorie Manning
Board Chair Company Affiliation St Williams Catholic Church Education Director