WHAT THEY DO: We keep Asheville thriving by producing diverse and eclectic programming that inspires our listeners to build connections across our communities and to discover new music and ideas.
WHAT THEY DO: ABCCM is a leading nonprofit addressing poverty, hunger, homelessness and access to health care. A family of 310 congregations and 6,068 volunteers provide basic necessities like food, clothing and limited financial assistance at four Crisis Ministry sites; the Jail Ministry, with (virtual) Bible studies and coordination of religious activities at BCDC; and the Medical Ministry, providing essential medical care with pharmacy services at no cost for the uninsured. The ministry work also focuses on helping veterans through housing and education at Veterans Restoration Quarters; and Veterans Services of the Carolinas, with training and job placement, rapid rehousing services and service coordination for veterans across 74 counties in N.C. Steadfast House provides temporary housing and training for new life skills for women and children, including veterans, all leading to a living wage and permanent housing.
$ 920 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: We seek to promote equality, safety and quality of life for Western North Carolina’s LGBTQ and allied communities. Our annual festival welcomes over 15,000 people and 200 exhibitors for a day of education, advocacy, fundraising, service and celebration. The rest of the year, we seek to serve the community through a variety of programs, events and projects.These include our Community Partner Fund, Oral History Project, Generation Plus Program and Virtual LGBTQ Center.
$ 550 raised so far.
$350 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Open Hearts Art Center is a supportive studio and gallery dedicated to representing and empowering adults with varied abilities to connect to and reach their full potential through the arts. We are a community-based day program that offers experiences in visual and performing arts while focusing on supporting the individual needs of the artists who attend with the goal each day of emphasizing each person’s many and vast abilities.
$ 1080 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Our mission is to promote the dignity, independence and well-being of adults through service, education and advocacy for seniors age 60 and older. Each year, our staff, with the assistance of our donors, help the homebound elderly, who may be food insecure. We distribute food bags to our clients; find help for heating their homes; enroll them in Medicare; assist caregivers; install grab bars and provide many other services that improve the quality of life for seniors in Buncombe County.
$ 465 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Since 1984, the Mediation Center has helped community members find common ground and a way through difficult and stressful conflict. Participants — families, youths, neighbors and organizations, as well as people impacted by incarceration — work through conflict and reach agreements on their own terms. The Mediation Center also provides supervised child visitation to ensure children can stay connected to both of their parents. By helping community members resolve conflict, the Mediation Center creates a safer and more peaceful community for everyone.
$ 400 raised so far.
$270 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Donate your car and significantly change the life of a local family. A functioning car opens the door to further education, better employment opportunities and an improved quality of life. It’s not just a tax deduction — it’s a step toward independence for a person in our community. We accept vehicles of any age, type and quality level. All are useful and contribute to the success of the mission. Monetary donations support our parts and repair fund.
$ 515 raised so far.
$540 matched so far.