CHANGING Lives One by one

I CARE International
DonateContact Us
I Care International

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

Our Co-founder

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

Spring Clinic to Guatemala

I Care has begun to organize a vision and eyeglasses clinic in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala in late February and early March of 2023.  The dates for the clinic itself are February 25th through March 2nd.  At present, we are waiting for the official letter of...

Thank You Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa!

Thank You Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa!

A big THANK YOU goes out to our friends at the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa! On December 7 the Rotary Club held a silent auction to raise funds for I Care International. It was the first time they have held a fundraiser of this type and were not sure what...

Last Call For Volunteers

From Bill Aplington, I Care International Board Secretary  Hello I Care People, Don’t miss this last chance to get a spot on the roster for the very next I Care clinic. There are a couple of seats on the American Airlines flight from Chicago to Guatemala on February...