THE MISSION OF THE IRENE WORTHAM CENTER COULD NOT BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY. EVERY GIFT, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, IS SINCERELY APPRECIATED. THE IRENE WORTHAM CENTER IS A 501(C)3 PUBLIC CHARITY.
Ways to Give
- Mail a check to:
ATTN: Development Office
Irene Wortham Center
916 West Chapel Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
- Call 828-274-6053 to make a payment over the phone
- Irene’s Elves The holidays are an especially difficult time for our families. We accept donations of toys, coats and clothes for our families in need from Nov 1-Dec 15 each year. Anything appropriate for ages 6 weeks-6 years is welcome. You may also sign up to adopt a specific child and fulfill their holiday wish list. Or, you can also be an Elf by hosting a toy or coat drive at your business, school, or church. Contact Sandi Garcia Boyer for more information at 828-274-6053.
- Planned Gift
Planned gifts allow you to take advantage of the tax, financial and estate planning benefits of philanthropy. A planned gift can be made with almost anything: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement plans or real estate. Please contact our Development Office at 828-274-6053 for information on strategies that can help you reach your philanthropic objectives while providing significant benefits to you and your heirs.
- Event Sponsorships
There are abundant opportunities to promote your business or services while giving back to your community. Your monetary and in-kind donations support annual events such as the Wings of Hope Awards Dinner, Fall Luau, and the Annual Golf Tournament. Contact Eleanor Ivey Campbell, Events Coordinator at 828-274-6053 for more information.
Other Ways to Help
Wish List for ADA and ELC-In kind donations of these frequently used items are always appreciated. Just drop off at the Administrative Office Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30.
Crayons, washable paints and markers, colored and #2 pencils, construction paper, blunt tip scissors, glue or glue sticks, baby formula, hand sanitizer, wipes, aprons (adult), diapers (child and adult sizes), bibs (child or adult-washable), 4T-5T onesies, sturdy plastic bags for wet clothes.
Ingle’s Tools for Schools–Link your Ingles Advantage Card to the Irene Wortham Center #10761. When you make purchases using your card, Ingles will give back to the school a portion of those sales. The portion can be used by the school to purchase computers and school supplies. Just remember to re-link your card at the beginning of each school year.
Office Depot/Office Max Give Back to Schools-Simply make a purchase of qualifying office and school supplies at your local store, mention the Irene Wortham Early Learning Center (#70060307) at check out, and the school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies! It’s a small act that can make a huge difference.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Irene Wortham Center 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 your favorite charitable organization. On your first visit, select Irene Wortham Center from the list. Then either set up a new account, or use your existing Amazon or Amazon Prime account information to log in.
United Way Workplace Giving-We are proud to be a United Way partner agency. If you give to United Way through your work, just select Irene Wortham Center as your designated charity. Check with your human resources department for details.
State Employees-Did you know that we are an approved SECC charity? If you are a state employee, just select IWC (Code 3812) as one of your charities.
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina manages Irene Wortham Center’s endowment and the life income plans and trusts that are donated to the Center. Performance figures and other information are available from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. For the most complete, up-to-date data on our nonprofit, including financial information, click on the GuideStar link below.
Questions about donating to IWC?
Contact Sandi Boyer, Development Director