Social Justice

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Click on the name of the Nonprofit above to get more information

WHAT THEY DO: Asheville Habitat believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live. For nearly four decades, we have worked to expand access to stable, healthy homes and help close the racial homeownership gap. Through our affordable Homeownership program, families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance to build a better future. Our Home Repair program helps local residents age with safety, security and dignity in the home they already own and the community they love.

Stable housing is linked to better educational outcomes, improved health, greater financial security, strengthened communities and so much more. Everyone deserves a decent place to live, and everyone can do something to help make that possible for another family.

$ 1718 raised so far.

Asheville Poverty Initiative

Click on the name of the Nonprofit above to get more information

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.

$ 5081 raised so far.

BeLoved Asheville

Click on the name of the Nonprofit above to get more information

WHAT THEY DO: The mission of BeLoved Asheville is to cultivate a transformational way of life rooted in community, creativity and equity that brings people from diverse backgrounds to use their voices, skills and unique gifts to create innovative solutions for some of the toughest challenges we face: racism and systemic inequities, food and housing security, poverty, and inequities in health care. Our projects include our BeLoved Village of deeply affordable micro homes; the first homeless street medic team in the nation; cultural organizing and racial healing projects via Proud to Be Brown, Asheville en Espanol and Asheville in Black; and rapid response/long-term relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

$ 3958 raised so far.

$2000 matched so far.

Helpmate

Click on the name of the Nonprofit above to get more information

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.

$ 2545 raised so far.

Homeward Bound of WNC

Click on the name of the Nonprofit above to get more information

WHAT THEY DO: Homeward Bound’s mission is to end homelessness through permanent housing and support. We have moved 2,150 individuals, families and veterans into homes, and 89% have not returned to homelessness. Last year more than 3,000 people came through the doors of AHOPE, our homeless day center in downtown Asheville. We served 80,000 cups of coffee, provided 26,000 showers and gave out 16,000 pairs of socks, along with a variety of other services to help folks be as stable and comfortable as possible while homeless.

$ 4485 raised so far.

$4385 matched so far.

Just Economics

Click on the name of the Nonprofit above to get more information

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

$ 725 raised so far.

Our VOICE

Click on the name of the Nonprofit above to get more information

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

$ 2350 raised so far.

Pisgah Legal Services

Click on the name of the Nonprofit above to get more information

WHAT THEY DO: During COVID-19, and since 1978, Pisgah Legal Services has been a source of hope for people struggling to makes ends meet. We believe that justice is for everyone, not just those who can afford a lawyer. We provide free, civil legal aid that helps people with low incomes meet basic needs, including protection from domestic violence, avoiding homelessness and accessing health care. Pisgah Legal helps more than 18,000 people annually across WNC with 29 staff attorneys and approximately 300 volunteer attorneys.

$ 4715 raised so far.

$4665 matched so far.