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Dignity U Wear

New Clothes | New Life

four stars

90.71

136 North Myrtle Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32204
tel: (888) 364-1305   Web Site
EIN: 59-3635885

Board Leadership
Parker McCrary
Board Chairman

CEO
Nicole Brose
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
95.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth -13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dignity U Wear on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dignity U Wear on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dignity U Wear (FL) 90.71 four stars
House of Hope (FL) 95.47 four stars
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (GA) 91.16 four stars
Two Ten Footwear Foundation (MA) 89.59 three stars
United Ministries (SC) 91.55 four stars

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Dignity U Wear was founded in 2000 by Henri Landwirth, a philanthropist, Korean War veteran and Holocaust survivor. As a young boy, during the war Henri suffered the loss of his parents. After years of imprisonment, he was liberated. Unbroken by his circumstances, Henri immigrated to the U.S. and worked tirelessly to become a success. One day while visiting a homeless shelter, he asked what he could do to help. One man answered, "Sir, we need underwear." That day he went to a store and purchased all the underwear he could find. From that conversation, Dignity U Wear was born and since that day millions of people all ages have been served the gift of dignity through fitted new clothing. We work with nonprofit agencies and school districts across the nation. We have forged close relationships with clothing manufacturers, as new clothing is sent directly to our Jacksonville, FL warehouse. Children, families in crisis, homeless, and veterans are the primary recipients. #GIftofDignity

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,784,094
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $73,055
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,857,149
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,857,149
   Other Revenue $17,897
TOTAL REVENUE $5,875,046
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,189,849
   Administrative Expenses $153,143
   Fundraising Expenses $216,058
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,559,050
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-684,004
   
Net Assets $5,450,853

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Provide New Clothing for Families in Need $6,189,849 100.0%

Ratings History
Dignity U Wear has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 09/01/2016 90.71 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 86.79 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2014 85.11 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 83.63 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 93.74 four stars
2010-09 06/01/2012 86.62 three stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 85.73 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 89.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 86.65 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 92.44 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 92.28 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 92.39 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-3635885
Name in IRS Master File DIGNITY-U-WEAR FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code L19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 1.52% Barbara Truncellito Executive Director

Dignity U Wear was founded in 2000 by Henri Landwirth, a philanthropist, Korean War veteran and Holocaust survivor. As a young boy, during the war Henri suffered the loss of his parents. After years of imprisonment, he was liberated. Unbroken by his circumstances, Henri immigrated to the U.S. and worked tirelessly to become a success. One day while visiting a homeless shelter, he asked what he could do to help. One man answered, "Sir, we need underwear." That day he went to a store and purchased all the underwear he could find. From that conversation, Dignity U Wear was born and since that day millions of people all ages have been served the gift of dignity through fitted new clothing. We work with nonprofit agencies and school districts across the nation. We have forged close relationships with clothing manufacturers, as new clothing is sent directly to our Jacksonville, FL warehouse. Children, families in crisis, homeless, and veterans are the primary recipients. #GIftofDignity

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dignity U Wear (FL) 90.71 four stars
The Brother Benno Foundation (CA) 96.46 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore (MD) 87.40 three stars
STARS (TN) 91.86 four stars
Southern Partners Fund (GA) 86.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dignity U Wear
136 North Myrtle Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
tel: (888) 364-1305
fax: (904) 636-8649
EIN: 59-3635885

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Board Leadership

Parker McCrary
Board Chairman

CEO

Nicole Brose
President & CEO

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