Donations


Other Ways to Help
Tax Credits
Legacy of Love

(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.

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. Click here to learn more.

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.

Click here to learn more.

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)
  • Razors
  • 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.

Other Ways to Help

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.

If you are interested in learning more, click here for the brochure (coming soon)

Consider giving a monthly financial gift to ICM when you pay your bills. Some give $20 a month, others give $100.

  • Year-End Tax Credit
    Make ICM the recipient for your year-end tax credit – you spend nothing! Click here to learn more.
  • Food Drive
    Conduct a food drive at your church, synagogue or community group
  • Bashas
    Use the ICM code ( 28494 ) when you shop at Bashas and we will receive a percentage of your purchase price. Click here to Register.
  • e-Scrip
    You can also support ICM through escrip. eScrip is a wonderful way to support ICM and not cost you any money. You can register on line at eScrip and type in ICM’s name or id #962158 and follow the directions.
  • Matching Gift Programs
    If you work for a company with a matching gift program your donations can be matched be the company. Click here for a list of companies.

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Tax Credit

AZ Charitable Tax Credit

The state tax credit has doubled! Cash contributions to ICM of up to $800 for married couples and $400 for singles can be taken off your AZ Income Tax Bill dollar for dollar.

This tax credit is one of the best vehicles for qualifying nonprofits to raise resources from individual donors, yet it is significantly underutilized. For people with any tax liability (meaning they owe taxes) this is equivalent to a “free” donation to a nonprofit.

Out of each dollar donated, 96 cents goes to client services.

Please Note: This “Charitable Tax” credit can be taken in addition to any contributions to eligible schools or adoption agencies. It’s not necessary to itemize deductions in Arizona to receive this credit.

IRA Charitable Direct Donation

This can be used by people taking Required Minimum Distributions.
The direct donation from the IRA reduces, dollar for dollar, the adjusted gross income resulting in no taxes on the amount of the donation.

Click here to donate online now, or you can also send a check directly to ICM at PO Box 2225, Phoenix, AZ 85002.
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Legacy of Love

Estate Planning that Protects Hungry Families and Children for Years to Come

With thoughtful estate planning, your Legacy Gift can provide life-saving assistance to hungry individuals and families while offering substantial financial benefits for you and your family.

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  • It’s easy. You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a Legacy Gift. Whether it is naming ICM in your will or trust, or a gift of house and property, there is an easy option that is right for you.
  • It can involve assets you might never think of. A life insurance policy, real estate, stocks, business holdings, a checking or savings account, CDs. These are all assets that can be leveraged as a Legacy Gift.
  • It can generate an income stream. In return for the donation of real estate, stocks or other assets, your Legacy Gift can generate a series of regular payments for life.
  • It can provide generous tax benefits. Depending on the type of gift, short-term and/or long-term tax benefits may apply. Donors at a variety of income levels can benefit. Be sure toconsult with your financial planner or estate planner for more specifics.
  • It can work in tandem with other family priorities. Leaving a Legacy Gift is not an “all or nothing” option. Gifts can exist side-by-side with other beneficiaries and personal priorities.
  • It is long-remembered. Designating a Legacy Gift automatically makes you an ICM’s Legacy of Love member. Legacy of Love members are recognized in a variety of ways including a place on the recognition wall.

With your Legacy of Love gift, you ensure that ICM’s mission of serving the hungry and the values you cherish will be long remembered.

We can provide information and assistance for our donors, as well as the careful administration of your planned gift. To begin a conversation about any of these ideas, call us at (602) 254-7450, ext. 3 and ask for Renea, our Executive Director, or email renea@icmaz.org

Click here for a list of Legacy of Love Donors.

Quotes from our members

“I came to ICM by way of my brother Myron, who served as a board president, and I learned to love volunteering and giving there. The depth of my giving has certainly been enhanced by my belief that ‘the more I give, the more I get to give’!” – Arnold Petersen

“I know how much good ICM does. I have been proud to contribute what I can in time, money and goods. My heart is in ICM!” – Marilou Coy

“ICM fills the clients’ needs for food, clothing and medical care with great kindness and respect and is a vital support for so many within the community.” – Susan Segal

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