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Irving Cares

Rating: 4.93 stars   58 reviews 3,976

Address:

440 South Nursery Rd Ste 101 Irving TX 75060 USA

Mission:

Irving Cares, in partnership with the Irving, Texas community, is dedicated to providing Irving residents with temporary assistance and training to promote self-sufficiency.

Target demographics:

Irving Cares serves Irving, Texas residents of both sexes, all ages and all ethnicities.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Irving Cares served more than 12,000 residents in fiscal year ending 2016.

Geographic areas served:

Irving, Texas

Programs:

a food pantry; financial assistance with rent, utilities, prescriptions and transportation; an employment services program and job search seminars; and information and referrals to other programs.

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972-721-9181
www.irvingcares.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have served on the board of Irving Cares for more than 10 years. The agency has an amazing staff that truly cares for its clients, the residents of Irving, TX. Everyone is treated fairly and with dignity. As a board member I can attest to the fact that every dollar donated is handled fiscally conservatively and responsibly. This enables the agency to help more people with continuously decreasing amounts of donations and funding.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been honored to serve on the board of Irving Cares for 9 years. The CEO, Teddie Story, and the small yet effective staff at IRving Cares are doing yeoman's work serving the community. The organization is run professionally and efficiently, but the clients always receive a dignified and personal touch relative to their specific and unique needs from the staff and volunteers. Irving Cares truly makes a positive impact to the residents of Irving, TX who need a lifeline or some temporary assistance.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been a board member since 2004 and have witnessed the great work and support that Irving Cares provides to the greater Irving community. Over the past 8 years this charity has been consistent and laser focused in its mission to provide residents with temporary financial assistance and training that ultimately allows families to get back on their feet and on a road to self sufficiency. It truly is a lifeline for families that are in need of timely and immediate help; whether that includes healthy nutritious food received via the food pantry, job search assistance through the jobs program, or taking a money management class prior to receiving funds to help pay rent and/or utilities. I am proud to serve on the board of Irving Cares and work with an extremely dedicated and caring staff as well as committed volunteers!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Irving Cares employees and volunteers go above and beyond for their community. They may not always be able to help everyone in the way they've asked, but they are on mission to give a hand up to provide help in any way that they possibly can for those facing crisis in Irving. I love the heart of this agency!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Irving Cares continues to provide nutritious food and helpful services with compassion and dignity for Irving residents facing crisis. They truly are a lifeline for the working poor, and have been for over 50 years. I am proud to work with the wonderful staff and volunteers.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer and board member off and on since 1999. I have seen this agency grow along with the need in the community. The dedicated volunteers and amazing staff make Irving Cares an extremely effective yet personal agency. The mission has remained constant over time, and families are being helped every day, thanks to their commitment and skills.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have served on the board of this agency for 4 years. Each year I see how Irving Cares continues to improve by consistently helping clients, being fiscally responsible, and maintaining a solid reputation for the City of Irving and the people they serve. This organization is well respected and plays a vital role in the lives of Irving's citizens. How the client feels when they leave Irving Cares is 100 times different from when they first walked in - that's what a hand up does for someone who needs it.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Sorry to see so many excellent reviews when I had such a lousy experience with this place. I was in the Irving hospital, missed a few weeks of work at my Irving-based job, and needed help paying bills for the Irving house that I rent. Just for one month. It didn't matter that I've lived in Irving all my life (over 50 years). It didn't matter than my family has been here since the 1940s. They refused to help me because I don't have a lease.
Helping Irving residents in need? I don't think so. I won't ask them for help again and I certainly won't be recommending them to anyone else.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Without this group, Irving would have a giant hole in our care to people fallen on hard times. They are a great group of people sponsored by most everyone in Irving.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering at Irving Cares for only a short time but it has been a very rewarding experience. I have been amazed at the work that is put into ensuring that the pantry is stocked with all the appropriate food groups.....nothing is left to chance! Irving Cares does great work to assist our neighbors in need! I am proud to be a part of it.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering at Irving Cares for 6 years. I find it very rewarding to serve the people of Irving that need a hand up.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I love volunteering at Irving Cares. The staff is energetic and extremely caring, with a definite mission : helping residents of our city who find themselves temporarily in need. It is most rewarding to help my fellow citizens in myriad ways at a high-quality local food pantry. The clients are appreciative because they know we are all there for them. Our job is big; the staff is relatively small, but they get the job done every single day with a home-town feeling and approximately 200 happy volunteers.
I've volunteered four years since I retired, and I hope to lend a helping hand for a long time.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I have worked about one and a half years as a volunteer who first greets clients at the door and prepares them and their files before they meet the hard-working Case Managers. This organization does so much wth relatively few staff members. The staff ministers to a large number of Irving clients, trains 100+ volunteers like me, organizes and maintains a great food pantry, communicates with local organizations like the city, schools, churches, and other like-minded social services, has fundraising events, etc. Each and every staff member is serious, caring, and professional. They have been great and welcomed me into their family of hope and service to others. If I could give Irving Cares 10 stars, I would. ~~ S. G., Retired Educator

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I work at Irving Cares weekly in the Food Pantry and enjoying seeing all the people both with and without families, and those that have homes and are homeless receive the help they need to get them through at a low point in their life.
Several people have actually shed tears when we have given them food so thankful to have something in their stomach. I am thankful through Irving Cares people can get help in desperate times.

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3 people found this review helpful

When we wanted to find a way to assist in our community, we could not have done better than to volunteer at Irving Cares. This organization does remarkable and lasting work in Irving, and it does so with remarkable care and attention to every dollar. We know how fortunate we are to be able to serve with this outstanding group and, through them, see good things happen in the city where we live.

 
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