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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Bottomless Closet

A BBB Accredited charity


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Bottomless Closet
Formerly known as:
15 Penn Plaza, B Level, Suite 40
New York, NY 10001
Year, State Incorporated:
1999, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The mission of Bottomless Closet is to help disadvantaged New York City women become self-sufficient through a comprehensive program that begins with business attire and interview preparation and continues with professional development, financial management and personal enrichment. Using the model of women helping women and our network of dedicated volunteers, Bottomless Closet enhances our clients’ self-esteem and self-confidence in order for them to enter and succeed in the workforce and improve the quality of their lives. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Bottomless Closet meets all the 20 standards Standards for Charity Accountability.


Bottomless Closet provides one-on-one assistance in resume preparation, interview techniques and presentation skills to women seeking employment, the opportunity to select interview-appropriate clothing from Bottomless Closet’s boutique, and offers an educational curriculum delivered by experts in their respective fields that emphasizes workplace skills and personal enrichment.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Kendall Farrell , Executive Director & CEO
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Sara T. Scolum
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 18.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,396,538, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Bottomless Closet's Audited Financial Statement for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Fund Raising


In-Kind Donations




Contributions Received


Gain (Loss) on Investment


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 67%  Fund Raising: 20%  Administrative 13% 
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Beginning net assets $1,158,647
Ending net assets 1,327,867
Total liabilities 24,677

Total assets



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