HOW TO HELP

Irving Cares programs provide help with food, rent, utilities, prescriptions, information and referrals and job-seeking services. We can’t do it without you. Your support makes a difference.

Virtual Food Drive

Donate digital food items, entire meals, or even start a recurring donation from the convenience of your desktop or mobile phone.

Plan A Food Drive

Your donations are essential; plan a food drive today!

Click here to view a current list of most needed items.

In families without adequate financial resources, people typically go without basic human needs, such as food.  The results are lasting and jeopardize long-term health, the ability to learn, employment, and earnings potential…ultimately perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

Irving Cares food pantry feeds an average of 738 families monthly with a week’s worth of nutritious groceries. The average food pantry order weighs around 85 pounds and has a retail value of more than $100.

Most Needed Items      Food Drive Sign

In a recent survey one client wrote,  “I didn’t know how I was going to feed everyone, and with help from all of you I was able to do it.”

Holiday Assistance

Holiday Food Drives: An average 738 families each month get groceries from the Food Pantry. We always need your help to feed these hungry Irving families, and the holidays are no exception.

Help us reach the greatest number in need – bring your donation early! 

How to Sign Up:

Check out the Holiday Food Pantry List for the most needed items

 

Food donations accepted between 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 440 South Nursery Road.  Go to the back of the building to the double receiving doors and ring the doorbell for assistance.  If you’re not able to deliver, contact Joyce to schedule a pick-up.

Food Donation Locations

 

To provide assistance to Irving residents experiencing a temporary crisis, we rely on the community’s generous contributions.

Irving Cares, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contributions to Irving Cares are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. We will provide receipts to evidence your donations. Here are the many ways you can give to help Irving residents:

Online

  • Make a secure contribution with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express card or PayPal.
  • Make the donation in honor of someone special – or in memory of someone who has passed away.
  • Set up a monthly recurring donation.

Mail A Check

Irving Cares
P.O. Box 177425
Irving, TX  75017-7425

Corporate Matching

Your employer could double your donation. Find out if your company offers corporate matching today!

Meet Specific Needs

Want to know where your donation goes? Apply it to one or some of our agency’s most urgent needs:

  • $12 buys a week’s worth of nutritious groceries
  • $30 pays for 10 bus passes for job seekers
  • $75 buys prescriptions for an Irving resident or child
  • $250 provides a week of childcare for the newly employed
  • $500 pays for job skill education or certification
  • $750 helps a hard-working household avoid eviction

Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably-inclined individual, families and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some case, certain illiquid assets, to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program. Through DAF Direct you can donate directly from your Fidelity Charitable or Schwab Charitable account.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Solve your gift dilemmas with a gift in the name of a friend or family member. Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries are all good times for a gift to Irving Cares.

It’s the perfect gift for those who don’t need or want anything, to send to those far away, or to honor loved ones no longer with us.

We’ll send a letter to the honoree or remembered family to let them know a gift was made by you in their name. Just include the name and address of the honoree or the name of the person(s) to be acknowledged.

Matching Gifts


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Volunteer

The help of extraordinary volunteers makes Irving Cares possible. Last year, volunteers logged 21,974 hours!

If you want to volunteer, contact Joyce, Community Engagement Coordinator, at (972) 721-9181 ext. 202, or at [email protected]. Please include your contact information, dates and times you’re available, and the work you’d like to do.

Food Pantry

In four-hour morning or afternoon shifts, Monday through Friday, volunteers fill food orders, stock and sort groceries.

Coaches

Spanish/English coaches are needed to counsel and refer to appropriate  services. We provide information on resources and on-the-job training.

Administrative

Support our staff creating files, preparing letters, with data entry or other tasks.

Invest In Yourself

Assistance involving employment, education, financial assistance and financial skills coaching.

Come and help us offer a hand up, not a handout.

If you are interested, complete the volunteer application and bring it with you when you come for a tour.

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Read reviews of Irving Cares made by our volunteers and supporters.

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Business Partner Opportunities

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer a corporate match for contributions from employees, or in honor of their employee’s volunteer service.  For more information please contact Karlene Swyanie, Executive Administrative Assistant, email:  [email protected] or (972) 721-9181, ext. 309. Find out if your company offers corporate matching today!

Grants

Grants are one of several funding sources that support programs at Irving Cares.  Leads and referrals for grant opportunities are appreciated. Please contact Kyle Taylor, CEO, [email protected] or (972) 721-9181, ext. 203.

Miraca filling food pantry ordersFood Drives

We provides emergency groceries for an average of more than 805 families per month  The most needed items can be seen here. For more information, contact Joyce Ejtminowicz, [email protected] or (972) 721-9181, ext. 202.

Teams of Volunteers

Irving Cares helps more than 13,000 Irving residents a year thanks to the time and talent of many extraordinary volunteers. Teams of volunteers are always welcome!  For more information, contact Joyce, [email protected],  (972) 721-9181, ext. 202.