Asheville Community Yoga is a nonprofit organization offering donation-based yoga classes, workshops, series, immersions and trainings to those seeking a healthier lifestyle through the practice of yoga. Our mission is to keep yoga accessible financially, mentally and emotionally for people from all walks of life, and our vision is to nurture a welcoming, engaging, friendly, […]
Founded in 1973 as Quality Forward, Asheville GreenWorks engages more than 2,700 volunteers in over 200 conservation and environmental education projects each year to enhance the environment and quality of life for all residents of Asheville and Buncombe County. Our projects include GreenWorks staff and volunteers who are “getting dirty for a great cause”—whether they’re […]
$ 1440 raised so far.
Bounty & Soul is a grassroots, volunteer-run nonprofit that provides healthy food, nutrition education and other resources to underserved communities in Buncombe County, ensuring that health and healthy eating are not a luxury, but a right. We currently distribute 6,000 pounds of food to 600 individuals per week and have conducted over 200 health-and-wellness classes and cooking demonstrations for people of all ages over the past year.
$ 950 raised so far.
Helios Warriors is dedicated to offering the highest-quality holistic therapies to veterans and their spouses or primary caregivers in a safe and supportive environment. Our low-cost, sliding-scale services are made possible by a dedicated corps of volunteer licensed/certified practitioners who provide holistic healing for the whole person, not just their symptoms, to enhance our veterans’ […]
$ 340 raised so far.
We work to end the cycle of homelessness. We move men, women and children from cars, camps and shelters into permanent housing, and provide the support they need to stay housed. We are a secular organization, working with everyone, regardless of age, race, religion (or lack of religious affiliation), gender and sexual orientation.
$ 3805 raised so far.
Loving Food Resources provides food and personal-care items to over 200 people living with HIV/AIDS in the 18 counties of Western North Carolina, as well as those living in home hospice care with any diagnosis. They serve their clients in a compassionate manner with appreciation and respect for human diversity.
$ 460 raised so far.
MemoryCare is a nonprofit clinic serving families affected by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our teams provide specialized medical care for adults with cognitive impairment that is integrated with support and education of their caregivers. Individuals can stay safely at home longer than otherwise possible and there is focus on quality of life for all impacted. We […]
$ 1660 raised so far.
Mountain BizWorks believes that small, locally owned businesses are central to building a vibrant and inclusive economy. We help businesses start, grow and thrive by providing loans to owners who may otherwise find it difficult to receive funding. We also offer peer-to-peer business coaching and classes. This formula of capital plus educational support helps entrepreneurs […]
$ 2790 raised so far.
In the pursuit of a community that is free of sexual violence, Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault — through crisis services, hospital and court advocacy, case management, and counseling to all people ages 13 and up. We are equally dedicated to preventing violence from happening in the first place, and offer numerous educational programs, including Shifting Boundaries, OwnWhoUR and Code RED, developed for middle, high school and college students.
$ 1570 raised so far.
Our mission is to build community through service. We primarily focus on two large groups of Asheville residents: low income and artists. Our ongoing programs include: two food pantries, the West Asheville Art Walk and our “Love West Asheville” community event. In all of our efforts, we strive to make all people feel welcomed and accepted, and to build community through relationships rather than serving a “number.”
$ 180 raised so far.
We provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
Benefits to Asheville area: Buncombe County Special Olympics has over 50 year-round athletes that participate in the sports offered. At our annual Spring Games one-day event, over 500 Athletes participate. Students and adults from 30 different schools and group home programs across Buncombe County come to compete in the track and field events. Buncombe County Special Olympics collaborates with Buncombe County Schools to make this event a success.
$ 238 raised so far.
The Community Table has been providing nutritious meals to our neighbors in need in a welcoming environment since 1999. We do this through our Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen programs. Last year we served a record-breaking 27,891 meals and distributed 13,298 boxes of groceries to over 4,000 people.
$ 570 raised so far.
Each year the Council on Aging of Buncombe County helps more than 8,000 older adults age with choice through education, innovative programming and connection to needed resources, such as: Medicare education and counseling, in-home aide services, volunteer transportation (Call A Ride), minor home repair, nutrition and wellness, the Homebound Food Delivery and Socializing With Seniors […]
$ 690 raised so far.
The Lord’s Acre is a diverse and open community of volunteers who grow and donate organic food to an average of 500 people per week via several area food outlets. Yet their true work is community- and relationship-building and education. This is accomplished by working with schools, colleges, churches, children’s groups, similar gardens and other […]
$ 6063 raised so far.