Ways to Give

  • Safe Credit Card Donation via First Giving
  • Mail check payable to
    Irene Wortham Center
    ATTN: Development Office
    Irene Wortham Center
    916 West Chapel Rd
    Asheville, NC 28803
  • Call 828-274-6053 to make a payment over the phone
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.

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.

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, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, 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.

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.

Choose Irene Wortham Center on Amazon as your charity of choice and 0.5% of all your purchases will come back to us to help better the lives of children and adults in Buncombe County.  CLICK HERE

Questions about donating to IWC?
Contact our Development & Marketing Director, Sydney Reichert, at or 828-274-6053