Hope is a powerful catalyst.

If you, too, believe that homelessness is an experience and not a person, join the Interactive Resource Center in changing that experience for good. A gift to the IRC is a gift of hope for our most overlooked neighbors, especially when they need it most.

We’re proud of the tremendous support we receive from our community and we are proud of how we put your donations to work for Greensboro and Guilford County. A key factor in our success is our commitment to never duplicate services that are already well managed by our partner agencies. Carefully leveraging volunteer hours and partnerships, the IRC understands how to make a small budget bring about big change.

Much of the IRC’s funding comes from donors like you! While the IRC receives grant funding through foundations, churches, organizations and through the city, state and federal government, individual donations represent the heart of the community. Be a part of our monthly sustainer program. Attend the Dignity Event — the IRC’s annual fundraiser held every spring. Give to our Amazon wish list. However you want to make an impact — in large ways or small — it takes us all joining hands to bring about change.

Need a little inspiration? Read one of our Success Stories to see how your gift can change lives and elevate our community. Do you know all there is to know about homelessness in our community?

How to give

Choose your level and make a one-time donation

Your one-time, tax deductible donation to the IRC allows us to serve and empower more than 200 people who walk through our doors each day.

The Dignity Fund

IRC Executive Director Michelle Kennedy has worked with communities in poverty her entire career, and as a result, has a deep understanding of the challenges that our community faces. The Dignity Fund reflects her vision to help our most vulnerable citizens survive homelessness with dignity. We believe that the power and spirit of the IRC community, combined with the power of accessible funding, will allow us to change the face of homelessness in Guilford County.

KCM Success Fund

Support those experiencing homelessness while honoring the life and memory of Kenny Morton. In partnership with GTCC, the KCM Success Fund provides access to education with the goal of helping individuals gain the skills necessary to obtain living-wage jobs.

White Flag Warming Centers

Winter often is most difficult time for individuals experiencing homelessness. Donate to our White Flag warming shelter efforts and help keep your neighbors safe and warm. Give today.

Amazon Wishlist

Our wishlist on Amazon will help direct your giving to where we need it most. Visit our list on amazon.com.

Donating Goods

With more than 200 guests visiting our facility each day, the IRC always is in need of a variety of helpful items such as.

The IRC is always in need of items for our Fundamental Services and our guests living outside or in poverty. If you are able to donate any of the following items, please contact Kristina.

Backpacks
Socks
Deodorant
Lotion
Chapstick
Nail clippers

Razors
Towels
Washcloths
HE Laundry Detergent
Bug Spray
Flashlights

Tents
Sleeping bags
Tarps
Blankets
Bottled Water
Hand/Feet warmers
Winter accessories

What happens when you give to the IRC?

You give the gift of good health
Your donations allow us to provide access to a nurse practitioner and basic medical services as well as mental health and substance abuse counseling.

You strengthen our community and your community
At the IRC, we work to empower and educate our guests as well as the community at large. We’re in this together. Your gift helps us build a stronger Guilford County for us all.

You provide critical social work support
Through our partnership with the Congressional Social Work Education Initiative (CSWEI) — and your support of IRC — we are able to provide case management and counseling services for people in crisis.

You help more of our neighbors become gainfully employed
Your support enables us to provide a computer lab, job skills classes, application and resume writing assistance, mock interviews and mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities.

Our Most Recent Financial Reporting

We’re proud of all we accomplish with your contributions. We’re also committed to being excellent financial stewards of your generous gifts. Please read our most recent financial statement to learn more.