Direct Link To NICA’s North Texas Giving Day Donation Page!

Today, September 18th is North Texas Giving Day.  You have until midnight to donate at least $25 and your gift will be multipled.

Here is the direct link to NICA’s donation page:

Thank you for your continued support!!!

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2014 North Texas Day of Giving 09/18/2014

We have an exciting date for you to mark on your calendars – next Thursday, September 18th!  This is the date that the Communities Foundation of Texas is holding its Get Up and Give! North Texas Giving Day through Donor Bridge.  On this date, between 7AM and midnight, patrons can go online to and donate money to hundreds of Tarrant County non-profit organizations.  All donations must be made by credit card and any donation $25 and over will receive a portion of $1 million in bonus funds, making your dollars go even further.  The matched percentage will be determined by the ratio of matching funds to total gifts received and last year’s match was reported at almost 10%.

This is the third year for NICA to participate in this effort and we are very excited to exceed our donations from a year ago.  All dollars donated to NICA on this date will go to purchase food for the NICA pantry.  Keeping food on the shelves has been challenging due to greater numbers of clients coming to NICA in need of food as well as diminished government funding to purchase food.  Get Up and Give! North Texas Giving Day donations will help ensure that the pantry can meet the increased need in the communnity.

To donate on September 13th, individuals can easily find NICA’s section by going to and entering “Northside Inter-Community Agency Inc.” in the green box titled “Find a Nonprofit”.  Once NICA’s organization page is located, click on the blue Northside Inter-Community Agency Inc. link under “Name” and this will direct you to a page which contains a “Donate Now” button in a green box called “Help This Nonprofit Make a Difference” on the right hand side of the page.  Follow the instructions and enter the appropriate information to complete your donation.  Once your donation is made, you will receive a donation receipt from the Communities Foundation of Texas via email.  If you have any questions about the Get Up and Give! North Texas Giving Day, please call Rob Ludlow directly at 817-626-1102 ext. 225 and he will be happy to answer any questions you might have.


Thanks again for all you do in your efforts to support NICA – we truly appreciate you!

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Barbara Bush Family Literacy Program is a Success

girls readingIn September, NICA began a nine month partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to teach English.  This grant is quite prestigious and NICA is proud to be working with the Barbara Bush Foundation.

The literacy program provides English as a Second Language, reading and writing instruction, computer training, and parenting skills. The classes run Tuesday through Friday from 9:30-12:00.

The response we have received from the families in the community has been exciting and heartwarming.  Both children and parents have demonstrated an eagerness to learn and improve their English skills.

Before classes began, we pre-tested the parents and children.  In just a few short weeks, we have already seen dramatic improvements. NICA would like to extend a thank you to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy for funding and helping us develop this program.  We would also like to thank the many volunteers who come to help teach and provide child care each day.  They are truly the key to the students’ success.

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NICA’s Needs List

As we move into the summer months, we would like to share our annual NICA’s Needs list with you. We maintain a hygiene closet in our office but it oftentimes run very low or even empty on supplies for our clients. If you are able to donate any of these supplies and drop them off at our office on Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, we would greatly appreciate it:

January: Shampoo and Conditioner
February: Disposable Diapers
March: Deodorant
April: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, and Dental Floss
May: Toilet Tissue
June: Socks For Children (All Sizes)
July: Underwear For Children (All Sizes)
August: Powdered Detergent
September: New or Gently Used Coats
October: Non-Perishable Food for Thanksgiving Baskets
November: New Toys for Christmas
December: Blankets

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Thank You!!

A BIG thank you to our generous sponsors, food vendors, volunteers, staff, and board of directors that supported NICA’s 7th Annual Taste of Fort Worth! It was a HUGE success – our most profitable year to date for this event! We’d like to say a special thank you to our sponsors who helped make this possible:


2014 Taste of Fort Worth Planning Committee

92.1 Hank FM

95.9 The Ranch

Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans

Brandon Tatarevich

Carlton White, CPA

CAC Catering

Campisi’s Restaurant

Cordona Foods

Carlton White CPA

Circle S Catfish Grill

Cody Hickman

Coors Distributing Company

Cowboy Church Fort Worth Stockyards

Curtis and Diane Younts

Daddy Jack’s Lobster & Chowder House

Dan and Janice Nance

David and Barbara Nance

Devon Energy

Don Scott Marable, CFP – Edward Jones

Erin Andrews

Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine

Frost Bank

Ginger Browns

Genghis Grill

Lake View Marina

Kathy McGinn

Mark and Sheri Beatty

Matt Blevins, Auctioneer

Miss Devon & The Outlaw

Monticello Spring Water Company

Mrs. Renfro’s Gourmet Salsas & More

NICA Board of Directors

Purple Land Management

Quick Park

Red Hot & Blue

Rosa’s Cafe and Tortilla Factory

Southside Bank

Star Bank of Texas

Steve Bales Photography

Starbucks Coffee of Saginaw

Sweet Tomatoes

The Ludlow Family

The Lunch Box

The Wine Thief

Total Wine & More

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