Articles of InCorporation


ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

Articles of Incorporation of the undersigned, all whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of New Jersey, do hereby certify:

 

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of the corporation shall be KJ House of Refuge.

ARTICLE II

LOCATION

The place in this state where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is the City of West Orange, Essex County.

ARTICLE III

DURATION

The period of duration of the corporation is perpetual.

 

ARTICLE IV
PURPOSE

 

4.01 Purpose

KJ House of Refuge is a non-profit organization and is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

KJ House of Refuge’s purpose is to provide a safe haven and comfortable environment for children during emergency situations. Our goal is that siblings remain together during transitional periods. ​

Our programs include planning events to allow for siblings to socialize, gain access to resources such as school supplies, and to hold fundraising events in order to provide immediate relief and assistance to those in need regardless of their race, ethnicity, or religion.

To maximize our impact on current efforts, we may seek to collaborate with other non-profit organizations which fall under the 501(c)(3) section of the internal revenue code and are operated exclusively for charitable purposes.

At times, per the discretion of the board of directors, we may provide internships or volunteer opportunities which will provide opportunities for involvement in said activities and programs in order to have a greater impact for change.

 

4.02 Public Benefit

KJ House of Refuge is designated as a public charity corporation.

 

ARTICLE V
NON-PROFIT NATURE

 

5.01 Non-profit Nature

KJ’s House of Refuge is organized exclusively for charitable purposes including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. KJ House of Refuge is not organized and shall not be operated for the private gain of any person. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to its charitable purposes. No part of the assets, receipts, or net earnings of KJ House of Refuge shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by any organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

5.02 Personal Liability

No officer or director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of KJ House of Refuge of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property or assets of the officers or directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation. 

 

5.03 Dissolution

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.  

 

5.04 Prohibited Distributions

No part of the net earnings, or properties of this corporation, on dissolution or otherwise, shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officers or other private person or individual, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article IV, Section 4.01.

 

5.05 Restricted Activities

No substantial part of the corporation’s activities shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

 

5.06 Prohibited Activities

Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on (I) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax as an organization described by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (II) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

ARTICLE VI
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

6.01 Governance

KJ House of Refuge shall be governed by its board of directors.

 

6.02 Initial Directors

The initial directors of the corporation shall be:

  • Kassema Jones, Founding Trustee and President
  • Al-Nesha Jones, Trustee and Chief Financial Officer
  • Kassema Holiday-Jones, Secretary

 

ARTICLE VII
MEMBERSHIP

KJ House of Refuge shall have no members.  The management of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a board of directors, as defined in the corporation’s bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VIII
AMENDMENTS

Any amendment to the Articles of Incorporation may be adopted by approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the board of directors.

 

ARTICLE IV
ADDRESSES OF THE CORPORATION

The physical address of the corporation is:

111 Northfield Avenue, Suite 208A; West Orange, NJ 07052.

 

The mailing address of the corporation is:

111 Northfield Avenue, Suite 208A; West Orange, NJ 07052

 

ARTICLE X
APPOINTMENT OF REGISTERED AGENT

 

The registered agent of the corporation shall be:
ASE Group; 111 Northfield Avenue, Suite 208A; West Orange, NJ 07052

 

ARTICLE XI
INCORPORATOR

The incorporators of the corporation are as follow:
Kassema Jones; 210 North Grove St, apt 5B; East Orange, NJ 07017

 

Certificate of Adoption of Articles of Incorporation

We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the above stated Articles of Incorporation of KJ House of Refuge were approved by the board of directors on 25th day of July, 2016 and constitute a complete copy of Articles of Incorporation of KJ House of Refuge.

 

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Kassema Jones, President
210 North Grove St, apt 5B; East Orange, NJ 07017

 

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Al-Nesha Jones, Chief Financial Officer
639 Walsh Avenue; Orange, NJ 07050

 

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Kassema Holiday-Jones, Secretary
466 Carroll St; Orange, NJ 07050

Acknowledgment of consent to appointment as registered agent

I, Al-Nesha Jones of ASE Group, agree to be the registered agent for KJ House of Refuge as appointed herein.
 
Registered Agent ____________________
Date: _______________________