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Irving Cares

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Causes: Emergency Assistance, Financial Counseling, Human Services, Victims Services

Mission: Our Vision To offer efficient and effective human services to Irving residents in need. Our Mission Irving Cares provides focused assistance for Irving residents to address a financial crisis. Our Values Irving Cares will: • Provide clients with services in a respectful and dignified manner without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion or national origin • Identify and address the needs of the Irving community • Partner with clients to develop solutions that lead to self-sufficiency • Work with volunteers, agencies, and organizations for greater impact and effectiveness • Assure donors and supporters of superior management and fiduciary practices • Implement a sound fund development plan in support of commitments to the community

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 10,000 residents in fiscal year ending 2017.

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.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Gretchen M. D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Quite simply, this group does incredible work for the Irving community. They offer a hand up to those in need whether it be groceries from the food pantry, interview & application help for those looking for employment with a livable wage, rental assistance when the unexpected happens - and more. I cannot express in words the care they take with each family who goes to them for help. We have chosen to support this charity because, as stated in their name, they care. They care a great deal. And it makes the Irving community a better place for it. If you’re looking for a non-profit to support with donations of time and/or money, this is a most deserving organization.

1 Yolanda C.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Irving Cares is truly an agency that embraces the community it operates in and provides valuable services to its clients who are in need or facing a short term emergency. The staff does it with compassion and with care to all. This year the agency celebrated it's 60th year serving the residents of Irving, TX and that longevity is further testament to the great work of Irving Cares!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

While volunteering at Irving Cares, I noticed a woman come in who was visibly upset. She came in and spoke to a case manager for some time. The case manager was very kind and took her time with the conversation. I saw the woman leaving after their visit and she was smiling and obviously relieved.
Irving Cares offers a valuable service to the citizens of Irving who need a little help. I'm very proud to be associated with this wonderful organization.

1 Yolanda C

Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Irving Cares provides temporary assistance that touches the lives of 20% of Irving residents. Teddie Story leads the staff and dedicated volunteers in providing financial assistance, food, employment services and referrals in a caring and professional way to people struggling with unexpected circumstances. It's a privilege for me to participate in helping people get their lives back on track.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member of Irving Cares for 3 years. Serving on the board has been an awesome and life changing experience. CEO, Teddie Story, and the dedicated staff do an excellent job at serving the community. Even though the staff may be small in number, they serve as if they are a team of 100. This is a great organization that has made a wonderful impact on the Irving community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

So proud of what the Irving Cares staff and volunteers are able to accomplish year after year. I'm not only a proud volunteer/board member, but I live in Irving and I see first hand the difference that Irving Cares makes in our community. Great organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the board for over3 years and must say this is one of the best run organizations I've encountered. Teddie Story and her team does an exceptional job of serving their client's needs. They always have the client's best interest at heart and go to great lengths to make sure they are treated with the most upmost respect and dignity.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Irving Cares has been helping Irving residents in need for decades. Their caring approach help clients feel at ease and able to maintain their sense of self-dignity. Teddie and the entire staff genially care for the individuals that need their help and treat them with the upmost respect. This organization is highly respected in the Irving community as a caring organization that truly serves.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

If you're looking for a non-profit organization that has great leadership, transparency, uses financial and other resources very efficiently, and holds itself accountable by reporting key metrics, then Irving Cares is it! Irving Cares provides Irving residents with temporary assistance and training to promote self-sufficency. They are a small organization that does great things! In addition to the food pantry, they provide rent and utility assistance, employment services, and patient transportation. For clients that receive rent or mortgage assistance, it's not just a one-month fix. To truly help clients and use donor funds wisely, they want at least 85% of clients to not be evicted within 90 days. They're exceeding that objective at 94%. Check out their website or stop by Irving Cares and see first hand how they help the Irving community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Irving Cares is an organization that treats every person who walks through the door with dignity. irving Cares offers Emergency Financial Assistance for rent, utility assistance gasoline vouchers bus passes and we help families purchase medical prescitions. Through our food pantry over 650 families recieve much needed groceries every month. Our money management classes which are available in english and spanish can be taken online or in our offices. The gasoline vochers help those that are seeking employment or need to get to a medical appointment. Our vision is to improve the quality of life for our clients through education and self help. When our clients were ask "were you treated with dignity and respect by the staff and volunteers" 100% said yes. It's not a handout at Irving Cares but rather it's a hand up.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a proud volunteer and board member of Irving Cares for several years, and I'm thoroughly impressed with the quality of service our staff and volunteers provide our community. As an Irving resident, a corporate donor and personal donor, I'm fully aware of the needs that Irving Cares meets for the residents of our community. The tremendous reputation that Irving Cares has in the social service arena is hands down as a result of the strong leadership in place throughout the organization. I'm proud to help and serve Irving Cares.

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