Social Justice

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

WHAT THEY DO: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Our affordable homeownership and home repair programs help people achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a brighter future here in Buncombe County. When families have decent and affordable housing, they have money to save, invest in education and prepare for emergencies. Children of homeowners have higher graduation rates and better health outcomes. Everyone can do something to help make those things possible for another family. Every donation helps a family help themselves.

$ 520 raised so far.

Asheville Poverty Initiative

WHAT THEY DO: Asheville Poverty Initiative aims to eradicate poverty by building relationships across socioeconomic boundaries. Our 12 Baskets Cafe gathers community to celebrate abundance, reduce food waste and foster dialogue about how the community is better and more whole when we know all of our neighbors. Simply by sitting and eating with someone you might otherwise never bump into: Stereotypes are dismantled. Fear is reduced. Hope is empowered.

$ 2281 raised so far.

$1356 matched so far.

BeLoved Asheville

WHAT THEY DO: The mission of BeLoved Asheville is to cultivate a transformational way of life rooted in community, creativity and equity. We provide opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to use their voices, skills and unique gifts to create innovative solutions for some of the toughest challenges we collectively face. Our projects include a neighborhood of deeply affordable micro homes known as BeLoved Village, the first homeless street medic team in the nation, Latinx cultural organizing, Proud to Be Brown youth initiative, Rise Up Art and Music Collective, Liberation Station community center, cultural equity program and more.

$ 1290 raised so far.

$825 matched so far.

Helpmate

WHAT THEY DO: Helpmate works with our community to eliminate abuse and fear by providing safety, shelter and support for victims/survivors of intimate partner domestic violence.

$ 1031 raised so far.

Homeward Bound of WNC

WHAT THEY DO: Homeward Bound ends homelessness through permanent housing and ongoing personalized support. Our AHOPE Day Center provides essential services to neighbors experiencing homelessness. As we move each person into their own home, we offer ongoing wraparound support. We’ve housed more than 2,066 individuals, families and veterans, and 89% haven’t become homeless again.

$ 1145 raised so far.

$170 matched so far.

Just Economics

WHAT THEY DO: Just Economics’ mission is to educate, advocate and organize for a more just and sustainable local economy that works for all in Western North Carolina.

$ 480 raised so far.

Our VOICE

WHAT THEY DO: In the pursuit of a community that is free of sexual violence, Our VOICE serves individuals in Buncombe County and the surrounding areas who are affected by sexual assault, abuse and human trafficking, through counseling, advocacy, outreach and education.

$ 1406 raised so far.

Pisgah Legal Services

WHAT THEY DO: At Pisgah Legal Services, we believe that justice is for everyone, not just those who can afford it. PLS provides free, civil legal aid that helps low-income people meet their basic needs, including protection from domestic violence, avoiding homelessness, accessing health care and increasing income. Pisgah Legal helps more than 16,000 people annually with 27 staff attorneys and approximately 300 volunteer attorneys. Our main service area includes eight WNC counties, with offices in Asheville, Brevard, Hendersonville, Marshall, Rutherfordton and Spruce Pine.

$ 926 raised so far.

$636 matched so far.