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!
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.
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 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:
- Use this digital Holiday Food Drive Form
- or print the PDF version and email it to [email protected] – or print & fax to (972) 438-7345
- or call Joyce at (972) 721-9181, ext. 202
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.
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:
- 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
P.O. Box 177425
Irving, TX 75017-7425
Meet Specific 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.
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.
Spanish/English coaches are needed to counsel and refer to appropriate services. We provide information on resources and on-the-job training.
Invest In Yourself
Assistance involving employment, education, financial assistance and financial skills coaching.
Business Partner Opportunities
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 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.
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.