Welcome to Kirby Cares Foundation

A philanthropy organization providing preventive care assistance to the men and women in our community with chronic conditions regardless of immigration status.

Who We Are

The Kirby Cares Foundation is a philanthropic organization that was formed out of the need to provide preventive care assistance, preventive health education, and to connect our underserved men and women to other community resources that align with our purpose.

We began by dedicating our time and services to our community members who needed either guidance to navigate the healthcare system or were unable to afford the benefits of preventive care services.

The foundation was officially brought to life by the generosity of our community members who discovered our efforts (featured in the Winston-Salem Journal) and wished to join us for the greater cause. Terri Kirby Erickson, North Carolina author, donated funds in loving memory and in honor of her late parents, Tom and Loretta Kirby, along with a note about their devotion to one another as well as their history of lifelong giving.

Tom and Loretta’s inspiring love story and concern for others inspired the Kirby Cares Foundation name. Our focus is to provide ongoing preventive care and accessibility to as many families as possible in our community, with love and compassion for all.

Our Mission

To further our efforts in providing quality care in preventive health and provide urgent point-of-care-testing needs everyone deserves without inequality. To serve through education and awareness. To encourage patient-engagement in their healthcare.

core values

The Kirby Cares Foundation operates under these core values:


Relentless passion to serve


Emotional response to empathy and a desire to help


Service with kindness and love


To include individuals from different social and ethnic background


To provide an environment that fosters learning, empowerment and instills confidence to be better.

get involved


Your contribution will directly help families in need afford either medications, medical devices, or service/skill needed to properly care for themselves.


Your expertise and passion may help us bridge the gap in someone’s care. We welcome anyone who desires to impact our community. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Translators
  • Professionals (nutritionists, nurses, providers, etc.)

If you wish to volunteer, fill out this form and let us know how you can help.

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Ready to Make a Change?

Recommend a family member, patient, or friend in need, we’d love to help!