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Other Ways to Give

Donate Your Vehicle

Do you have a vehicle you no longer need? Make it useful again by donating it to ICS! We contract with a reputable national nonprofit that processes the vehicle and sends the resulting funds to ICS.

Here are some things to know about donating:

  • Donating a vehicle creates a tax deduction for you and gives ICS funds to help people in our community!
  • In addition to cars, you can donate motorcycles, boats, trucks, RVs, airplanes, and other motor vehicles.
  • Vehicles do not need to be running, nor do they need to be local. Because we work with a national organization, vehicles anywhere in the U.S. can be donated to ICS.
  • It’s free to have your vehicle picked up. You don’t need to be present and can make arrangements for pick-up at your convenience.
  • The only paperwork you need to donate a vehicle is a signed, clear title.

As with any donation, consult your tax advisor. To donate and for more information, visit Donating Is Easy or call toll-free 1-877-537-5277 or send an email to donations@careasy.org.

Shop with Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Interfaith Community Services every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ICS.

Food Bank

You can join Interfaith Community Services’ efforts to alleviate hunger in our community. The ICS Food Bank distributes all donated items to families facing food hardship. The need is great; ICS is currently serving over 1,700 families or households each month.

Suggested donations include spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, boxed cereal, canned fruit, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned chili, canned tuna and other meats, powdered milk, and jello. Thanks to refrigeration and freezer units in the ICS Food Bank, we can also accept donations of fresh and frozen produce, packaged meats, and dairy products. For questions regarding ICS’s policy for accepting particular food items, contact Curt Balko, ICS Food Bank Coordinator, at (520) 526-9319 or cbalko@icstucson.org.

The ICS Food Bank on the Northwest side is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m and Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The ICS Food Bank on the East side is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Organize A Food Or Food And Fund Drive!

Drives for food, diapers (all sizes) and personal hygiene items are always needed. Many groups have made food drives a successful project.

A food and/or a food and fund drive is ideal for faith communities, neighborhoods, businesses, service clubs, schools, military units, scouts, sports teams, and any group of dedicated people who want to do something to help fight hunger in our community. Be creative! The ICS Development Team is available to assist you with ideas for conducting and promoting your food drive.

In most instances, ICS can supply collection boxes, signage, and flyers for you to use; pick-ups can be arranged with advanced notice.

To conduct a food drive contact Stella Ede, Development Assistant at (520) 526-9304 or sede@icstucson.org

Gifts of Love

The ICS Gifts of Love program is a way to match families in need with donors and groups (faith communities, schools, businesses, civic organizations) who are willing to help meet seasonal needs.

Examples of Gifts of Love support include holiday gifts and clothes, school supplies, and summer camp registrations. The benefit of working with ICS in this program is that each family in need has already been screened and has received services from ICS. In some cases, the donors meet the recipients, while in other situations, ICS serves as the intermediary.

For information on participating in this wonderful program, contact us at (520) 526-9304.

Gifts of Love Holiday Program

The holidays are an especially challenging time for the Pima County families who turn to ICS for help to meet their basic needs. As you prepare for your holiday celebration, please consider adopting a family who does not have the resources to buy clothes or gifts. The ICS holiday Gifts of Love is a wonderful way to bring together friends, neighbors, co-workers, or members of your faith community to celebrate the true spirit of the season. Each year many families have a happier holiday thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

ICS will choose a family who meets your donation abilities and provide you with their clothing sizes and gift suggestions to make shopping easy. Gifts can be dropped off at the ICS offices or arrangements can be made for you to take gifts directly to your adopted family. Contact us at  (520) 526-9304 to make a difference for a family in need this holiday season.

Gifts of Love School Supply Program

It is often difficult for families to provide school supplies for their children. In an effort to alleviate part of the financial burden that the beginning of school can cause, ICS collects school supplies starting in June and distributes them to needy students in July. In 2017 the program helped nearly 1500 students start the school year with the tools needed to succeed. Click gifts of love flyer for a full list of most needed school supplies.

Medical Equipment

Do you have medical equipment or supplies that you no longer need?

Interfaith Community Services accepts a variety of new and clean, gently-used items to distribute free of charge to our low-income senior and disabled adult recipients who could otherwise not afford them. We receive and distribute the supplies by appointment through our Northwest office located at 2820 W Ina Rd.

Accepted equipment and items include:

  • Standard wheelchairs or transfer chairs
  • 4 legged walkers and walkers with seats
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Shower chairs and raised toilet seats
  • Transfer benches
  • Bedside commodes
  • Unopened baby wipes (within 6 months of expiration)
  • Unused adult diapers
  • Body wipes

Please call  (520) 526-9311 to schedule a donation make an appointment to drop off equipment.