(In-kind donations of food, clothing and material goods are accepted until 2:30 at the back parking lot – just south of the building on 9th avenue – until 2:30 pm Monday through Friday.)
ICM serves 100 - 150 families each day, six days a week. The people drifting in to ICM are desperate: some are unable to work, others are too proud not to work, but they make minimum wage. Sometimes they apologize for their circumstances. Sometimes they are humiliated or scared.
ICM appreciates your financial contributions. You can donate on this page! Financial contributions help us keep the lights on, the truck running and the staff paid.
We also appreciate material goods to keep ICM stocked for clients. We gladly accept:
- Non-perishable food items (examples: peanut butter, rice, beans, soup)
- New or used clothing, shoes, socks, and all other clothing articles for women, men and children ( We always run short of children’s and men’s clothing and shoes)
- Small household items such as dishes, pots, and linens
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, body wash, laundry detergent, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes).
- Baby Items (Diapers - sizes 1-5, pull-ups, formula, baby food, baby cereal)
ICM is Stretching YOUR Dollars!
ICM is proud to report that in FY2014, of the $770,796 in cash and more than $3.5 million received in in-kind (material) donation, only 5.5% is spent on administrative and fundraising costs. This amount is well below the acceptable 25% range as stated by organizations like Charity Navigator. We work hard to keep expenses as low as possible, stretching every dollar, while helping thousands upon thousands of people each month. Of the cash revenue, 28% comes from individuals, 27% from Corporations/Foundations, 22% Government Sources, 9% from Local Congregations, 12% Fundraising Events, and 2% other income.
Other Ways You Can Help
Consider giving a monthly financial gift to ICM when you pay your bills. Some give $20 a month, others give $100.
The Board and Staff at ICM are committed to the idea that this agency will be around for many years to come. If you share our views, we have begun a Planned Giving Program, where donors can plan the way they give to ICM, and even include ICM in their wills and trusts.
Click here for a complete list of ways you can help ICM.
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AmazonSmile - You can also support ICM through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a wonderful way to support ICM and not cost you any money. You can just contribute while shopping by following this link.
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MyRideMyCause - Donate your Vehicle
Donate Your Vehicle To Benefit ICM Food & Clothing Bank! We Accept Any Car, Truck, RV Motorcycle, ATV & More. Vehicle donations are processed through The CauseNetwork Foundation, an IRS registered 501c3 charity. Vehicle pickup, inspection and resale is handled by the Donation Division of IAA, which has processed over $168,000,000 in vehicle donations to support over 500 charities since 1994. Proceeds are donated in your name to your favorite Cause net of expenses related to operating the program.
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Current Needs List
ICM often has an extra need for particular items that are in short supply. Currently, these items are as follows:
- Toothbrushes, Toothpaste
- Children's clothing, shoes
- Laundry detergent (powdered)
- Diapers (all sizes)
- Men's Clothing - including JEANS
- Peanut Butter, Tuna, Pasta
- Tennis Shoes (men's/women's) - NEW or nearly new
- Small clean, containers for toiletries filling
- Men's work boots - sizes 9-13
- Bars of soap, Lotion, Shampoo, Deodorant
- Blankets, sheets
- Ziploc bags, plastic grocery bags
- Household items (dishes, small appliances, silverw
A Family You Helped
Frequently ICM partners with other organizations to help families that come to their attention. A local school psychologist called about a family she knew. The children had been locked in an apartment while the mother was plying her trade on the streets. The psychologist knew that the grandmother would be called to care for the children, but also knew she was very poor. The children had very few pieces of clothing in the apartment, so ICM was able to provide food and clothing for the three children the same day, easing the burden of the grandmother.