Irving Cares

Rating: 5 stars   53 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 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 44,000 residents in fiscal year ending 2013.
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; a patient transportation program providing door-to-door rides; and information and referrals to other programs.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 75-1436937
972-721-9181
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Irving Cares for several years. This organization really has a big heart that reaches out to anyone that comes through their door. The staff is wonderful. It is a volunteer driven organization of Irving people helping Irving people. It is a true example of a community helping each other. This place changes and makes Irving a better place. I am proud to be associated with a place like this.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

This organization makes an impact on the lives of over 1500 individuals and families a month. This place gets it, a hand up, not a hand out, what a strong motto. i have seen this organization, feed families, help get people employed, door to door transportation for medical needs, and just pat on the back and hug when people need it. i live in Irving and i see the direct impact it has on my neighbors and the children my kids go to school with. this place gives me hope for tomorrow

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

I am a former board member of Irving Cares, and I can tell you first hand of the good work that they do everyday. During my time there I heard so many inspiring stories about the help they have given to community members - help that has long, sustaining benefits. The help they provide isn't just about day-to-day support, it is focused on helping people move up and move ahead. This organization is an asset to the Irving Community and a model for non-profits.

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Irving Cares motto of "It's not a hand out, it's a hand up" continues to resonate very strongly with me from my first encounter with this agency several years back to today. I always feel my volunteer time and money is best used when I give to Irving Cares. I have donated money to Irving Cares and served on their board in the past.

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Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

Irving Cares goal of "a hand up, not a hand out" says it all to me. They make amazing things happen with the thinnest of resources, and the biggest of hearts and heads from a very small staff and an expanding group of volunteers. Every dollar matters, every jar of peanut butter given matters, and they make sure of it. They are changing lives every single day in ways that restore dignity and trust and faith, and they bring about healing and hope because of it. The number of people living below the poverty level (or barely at it) isn't shrinking in our community. That weighs heavily on the hearts of the staff and volunteers that are Irving Cares every single day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide them a stable and significant funding stream so that they could do even more.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

Irving Cares provides a beyond-vital service to the community - they truly make a difference, they are committed to their cause, they look for ways to reach beyond those they can serve directly. They truly preach and believe that it is a "hand up" and not a "hand out" and they are truly making a difference. The lives they touch, touch many other lives. It is amazing what they accomplish with such a small staff, but they make every hour and every penny count. Their volunteers are beyond committed. They truly are an extension of the staff's priorities, with the community's best interests at heart. All truly exemplify true servant leadership.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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