A 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization
I Care International, Inc.
It is through membership and donations that we are able to fulfill our mission of helping others improve their quality of life with the gift of better vision and health. Please consider becoming a member or renewing your existing membership.
Becoming a member for $I0 per student, $30 per person, or $60 for a family membership per year gives you the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to change the lives of the people we serve. There are many ways to help in addition to becoming a member. I Care needs volunteers to collect and donate used eyeglasses, as well as to clean and sort glasses for our trips. You may also volunteer to take part in one of our clinics. If interested in volunteering for one of our upcoming clinics, membership is required, and volunteers pay their own travel and lodging expenses.
Your tax-deductible contribution will help us continue our mission of helping the underserved people of the world. Please consider a membership with I Care International today!
The following is a form for an I Care International membership. Please print, fill out, and send the form to the provided address.
I Care International
880 Bedford Road
Morris, Illinois 60450
4/15/1936 – 2/15/2022
Philip A. Ortiz, O.D. journeyed into the spiritual realm on February 15, 2022, after a vibrant life. Born April 15, 1936, he was one of nine children born to Benito and Juana Ortiz, undocumented immigrants who as teens fled the violence and poverty of post-revolutionary Mexico. They met in Depue, Illinois at a railroad camp. The family was provided a rail car for housing in exchange for Benito’s labor. Those humble beginnings fostered many happy memories and desires. Phil understood one thing – the only way to get out of poverty was hard work and education, and he applied himself in every way possible.
I Care News
2024 Clinic – Coming Soon
Please stay tuned to this page as we develop the details for our 2024 Clinic.
Remembering Phil Ortiz
Today we remember an incredible human being, our leader, Dr. Phil Ortiz. Phil became interested in I Care after going on VOSH missions to Latin America. He became frustrated with the larger national organization and thought streamlining clinic operations would serve...
Thank You Minooka Lions Club!
A big THANK YOU goes out to the Lions Club in Minooka for their hefty donation of eyeglasses. Minooka residents and friends of the Lions Club did a fantastic job of supporting our cause! Our student volunteers will start processing the glasses for future use at our...