It's a hand up, not a handout.

Save the date #GivingTuesday is Nov. 29 2016Irving Cares has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to encourage and celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday kicks off the holiday season to inspire people to give back in meaningful ways.

After the shopping sprees of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Irving Cares invites you to take a moment on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and give back.

Who benefits from your #GivingTuesday donations? Meet Jason – he came to Irving Cares for help finding a job. Jason met with our Employment Services Case Manager, and decided that Property Insurance Adjuster Training would be a good fit based on his experience and interests. After the training, Jason would become a Licensed Insurance Adjuster.

Because of your donations, Irving Cares helped Jason by paying $450 required for the classes. Jason paid part of the tuition, and took the FDIC Money Smart class that taught him budgeting tools.

Before his new job started, your donations allowed Irving Cares to help Jason with his August rent. Meanwhile, Jason used the Irving Cares computer lab to apply for jobs.  In October, Jason called with great news – now he earns $33 an hour,  can pay his bills and be self-sufficient!

To Irving Cares donors, Jason says, “Thank you.”  The best way he can repay you is to donate and volunteer in the future, paying it forward to other neighbors in need.

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