Incentives

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    • … and get a voucher book filled with great freebies and discounts from your favorite retailers around the area — including Oklawaha Brewing Co., Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, Franny’s Farmacy, Copper Crown, Mast General Store and more — to thank you for your contribution. Your voucher book will be mailed to you the week after you donate!

    • … and get the voucher book right away, plus more great things in the new year that fit in an envelope, such as gift certificates for goods, services, experiences and dining.

    • .. and get the voucher book right away, plus have a basket of goodies hand-delivered to your door, filled with unique products and gift certificates for goods and services from talented local entrepreneurs.

Give!Local Incentive Rules

  • The minimum combined donation to receive an incentive is $25 — unless you are age 12 or under, in which case it is $5.
  • Donations of $25 or more qualify you for drawings. Winners will be chosen by random drawings.
  • You can give more than once, but be sure to use the same username and email so we can combine the total of your gifts.
  • Incentives are limited in quantity. We will try our darnedest to make sure everyone gets an incentive, but incentives will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and no incentives are guaranteed.
  • Only one incentive package per email address, and two incentive packages per household may be provided.
  • Children can participate, too! The minimum to earn a Kids Incentive is just $5. Children must have parental approval. Multiple children from one home may give separately, but the incentives will come in one envelope addressed to the parent or guardian (up to four Kids Incentive books per household).
Each year, Mountain Xpress and our nonprofit partners call on the local business community to join in the Give!Local campaign, provide exciting incentives to reward donors of all amounts and make you feel appreciated. These businesses have provided free meals, cups of coffee, adventures off the beaten path and much more. This year is no exception, but things are a lot harder for businesses right now, especially in the retail and service industries. The Give!Local partners know incentives aren’t the reason you give, but we all think you should get a little something to thank you for your generosity. If you are a longtime donor through Give!Local, we hope you’ll understand that some of the rewards you see for donating may be a little smaller, and it may take a little longer to receive them. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this leaner and unpredictable time.

SPECIAL OFFERS

In the spirit of Give!Local’s mission to make philanthropy fun and rewarding, participating nonprofits have called on their reliable partners and their own resources to offer additional goodies and donation boosters to excite your giving muscles. The offers are divided into three categories: Matches are additional monies that your donation can earn for the organizations; Incentives include membership benefits, clothing, food, drink and other goodies to add to your sweet rewards; and Drawings are opportunities to win exciting prizes.
  • MATCHES

    • Animals Section Match: The Community Foundation of WNC will match all donations of $25 or more, up to $100 per donor, to any of the Give!Local Animal nonprofits, up to a maximum of $7,000 in matches.
    • 103.3 AshevilleFM: An anonymous donor will match the first $500 donated by the public.
    • All Souls Counseling Center: An anonymous donor will match the first $800 in donations.
    • Asheville City Schools Foundation: A generous, anonymous donor will match all gifts to ACSF, up to a total matching contribution of $5,000.
    • BeLoved Asheville: The first $2,000 in donations will be matched by Asheville Home Realty.
    • Blue Ridge Pride: An anonymous donor will match the first $500 donated by the public.
    • Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor up to $2,500.
    • Buncombe Partnership for Children: The first $4,000 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Jennie Eblen and anonymous donors.
    • Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County: Publix Super Markets Charities will match up to $3,000 in donations.
    • Friends of the WNC Nature Center: Gifts of $100 or more will be matched up to $3,500, thanks to Weiler Woods for Wildlife.
    • Girls on the Run: The first $1,500 donated will be matched by an anonymous donor.
    • Homeward Bound of WNC: Creating Hope and Homes matching gift challenge will
      match all donations up to $100,000 dollar for dollar, thanks to two generous families.
    • The Mediation Center: Anonymous donors will match all donations up to $10,000.
    • OpenDoors of Asheville: The first $3,000 in donations will be matched by a collective of two generous donors.
    • Pisgah Legal Services: All gifts made to support Pisgah Legal’s COVID-19 response work are being matched dollar for dollar, through the end of 2020, up to $200,000 by generous donors.
    • Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: A generous, anonymous donor will match all donations up to $5,000.
    • Verner: An anonymous donor will match donations dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
    • WNC Birth Center: A friend of the birth center will match the first $1,000 in gifts.
    • Working Wheels: All gifts up to $25,000 will be matched by a generous donor.
  • INCENTIVES

    103.3 AshevilleFM:
    – Donors of $60-99 will receive an Asheville FM T-shirt.
    – Donors of $100-$365 will receive an Asheville FM zippered hooded sweatshirt.
    – Donors of $365 or more will receive both a T-shirt and a hooded sweatshirt.
    Each donor who gives $50 or more to Appalachian Wildlife Refuge will receive a “Back to the Wild” package, which includes a plush animal of a native species (squirrel, rabbit, beaver, frog, etc.) and a certificate highlighting the species and thanking them for their support.
    Donors giving $50 or more toAsheville Area Habitat for Humanity will receive a handmade pottery magnet – colors vary – made by our own Ariane Kjellquist.
    The first 20 donors contributing $100 or more to Asheville City Schools Foundation will receive two complimentary High Five espresso drinks.
    Asheville Humane Society will offer a $25 adoption-fee credit for every donation of $25 or more.
    BeLoved Asheville:
    – Donors of $250 or more will be the named sponsor of an upcoming cultural event.
    – Donors of $500 will adopt a Street Pantry to be filled through the winter months for friends on the streets.
    – Donors of $750 will be named sponsors of a neighborhood community distribution hub for COVID-19 relief.
    – Donors of $3,000 or more get a named sponsorship of a kitchen in BeLoved Village.
    Blue Ridge Pride:
    – Donors of $20 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride sticker (first 25).
    – Donors of $40 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride button (first 25).
    – Donors of $60 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride button and magnet (first 25).
    – Donors of $100 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride tote bag with sticker, button and magnet.
    Buncombe Partnership for Children:
    – The first 40 gifts of $40-$74 will receive a $10 gift certificate from Ginger’s Revenge Craft Brewery and a $10 gift certificate from Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn.
    – The first five gifts of $75-$149 will receive a $10 gift certificate from Green Sprouts Baby, a $10 gift certificate from Ginger’s Revenge Craft Brewery and a $10 gift certificate from Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn.
    – The first two gifts of $150-$299 will receive a pair of tickets for the Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours classic walking tour, a new book from Malaprop’s, a $10 gift certificate from Green Sprouts Baby, a $10 gift certificate from Ginger’s Revenge Craft Brewery and a $10 gift certificate from Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn.
    – The first three gifts of $300 or more will receive a pair of tickets for the Navitat Canopy Adventures Mountaintop Tour, a new book from Malaprop’s, a $10 gift certificate from Green Sprouts Baby, a $10 gift certificate from Ginger’s Revenge Craft Brewery and a $10 gift certificate from Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn.
    EcoForesters:
    – The first 10 donors of $25 or more will get a $5 gift card to Hole Doughnuts.
    – Donors of $50 or more will get an EcoForesters T-shirt.
    – Donors of $75 or more will get an EcoForesters T-shirt and a pint glass.
    Friends of the Smokies:
    – Donors who contribute $35 or more will receive a Friends of the Smokies membership, which includes discounts at Great Smoky Mountains National Park bookstores, and a sticker.
    – Donors who contribute $50 or more will receive all of the above, plus a certified Great Smoky Mountains National Park trail map.
    – Donors who contribute $100 or more will receive all of the above, plus a Friends of the Smokies mask.
    – Donors who contribute $200 or more will receive all of the above, plus a complimentary registration for one 2021 Classic Hikes of the Smokies.

    Friends of the WNC Nature Center:
    – Donors of $20 or more will receive a free day pass to the WNC Nature Center.
    – Donors of $50 or more will receive a Nature Center animal magnet and a day pass.
    – Donors of $100 or more will receive a T-shirt featuring Karma, the Nature Center’s endangered red wolf, an animal magnet and a day pass.
    – Donors of $250 or more will receive a guided tour of the Nature Center for four people, a red wolf T-shirt and animal magnet.
    Donors of $10 or more to Friends2Ferals will receive a $5 merchandise coupon for Patton Avenue Pet Co.
    Full Moon Farm:
    – Donors of $25 or more will receive a Full Moon Farm patch.
    – Donors of $50 or more will additionally be invited to schedule a tour of Full Moon Farm for up to four people.
    The first 10 donors of $50 or more to Girls on the Run will get one (single person) free registration for the next GOTR 5K, in 2021.
    Green Built Alliance:
    – For every $20 donated, 1 ton of carbon emissions will be offset through the nonprofit’s Appalachian Offsets program that performs energy-efficiency upgrades in local schools, nonprofits and affordable housing.
    – Donors contributing $50-$100 will receive a Green Built Alliance T-shirt.
    – Donors contributing $100 or more will receive a Green Built Alliance sweatshirt.
    Donors of $25 or more to Helpmate will receive a coupon for one pour of Highland beer at the brewery taproom.
    Literacy Council of Buncombe County:
    – Donors who give $50-$99 will receive a $5 coupon for Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café.
    – Donors who give $100 and up will receive a $15 coupon for Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café.
    The first 10 donors who contribute to The Mediation Center will receive a free taco from Zia Taqueria.
    MountainTrue:
    – Donors giving $50 or more will receive a Mast General Store 15% off coupon (single, regularly priced item).
    – Donors giving $250 or more will receive a MountainTrue hat and the Mast General Store coupon.
    – Donors giving $500 or more will receive a MountainTrue backpack, a MountainTrue hat and the Mast General Store coupon.
    My Daddy Taught Me That:
    – Donors who give $50-$199 will receive a copy of My Daddy Taught Me That, the book by Keynon Lake.
    – Donors who give $200-$499 will receive the official MDTMT letterman jacket.
    – Donors who give $500-$999 will get the MDTMT two-piece sweatsuit.
    – Donors who give $1,000 or more will enjoy a special day with MDTMT youths and staff.
    Every person donating to OpenDoors of Asheville will receive 20% off a haircut at The Local Barber & Tap.
    Open Hearts Art Center:
    – Anyone who donates $25 or more will receive a specialty embroidered logo magnet.
    – Anyone who donates $50 or more will receive an original piece of Open Hearts artwork.
    Our VOICE:
    – Donors giving $10 or more will receive a complimentary coffee from Izzy’s Downtown Coffee Den or Izzy’s West Coffee House.
    – Donors giving $20 or more will receive a specialty coffee drink from Izzy’s and a single scoop of ice cream from The Hop.
    – Donors giving $50 or more will receive a 12-ounce bag of coffee from Izzy’s and a single scoop of ice cream from The Hop.
    – Donors giving $100 or more will receive a 12-ounce bag of coffee from Izzy’s, a single scoop of ice cream from The Hop and a special edition Our VOICE face mask that reads “BREAK THE SILENCE.”
    The first 10 donors who donate $25 or more to Pisgah Legal Services will receive a $10 gift card to City Bakery.
    Every person donating $100 or more to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will receive a $10 gift card from Wicked Weed.
    The first two donors of $1,200 or more to Wild For Life will be invited to join in the opportunity of a lifetime, releasing a bird of prey that has been in rehabilitation and is now ready for an inspiring journey back into the wild.
    Donors of over $100 to Working Wheels receive a Working Wheels hat.
  • DRAWINGS

    Every donor giving $25 or more to Appalachian Wildlife Refuge will be entered into a drawing for a private birding day trip with Ventures Birding Tours.
    Donors of $100 or more to BeLoved Asheville are entered into a raffle for a BeLoved prize package.
    Blue Ridge Pride
    All donors will be entered into a raffle for a dog or cat gift basket donated by Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique.
    All donors of $100 or more more will additionally be entered into a giveaway drawing for a set of white sapphire stud earrings
    (a total of 2 carats), in a martini setting in 925 silver, donated by Grace Dula of Helzberg Diamonds.
    All donors of $250 or more will be entered into a giveaway for a set of blue sapphire earrings, with a white
    sapphire halo (a total of 4.25 carats), set in 925 silver, donated by Grace Dula of Helzberg Diamonds.
    Donors of $150 or more to Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County will be entered in two drawings: One for two tickets to Navitat Canopy Adventures’ Mountaintop Tour (expires 11/30/2021). And one for a gift basket of local business goodies, including two six-packs from Devil’s Foot Beverage Co., 2 ounces of loose-leaf tea from Asheville Tea Co., a swag bag from Hillman Beer (sign, tank top, two koozies, sunglasses and a sticker) and a liter of Highland’s Cold Mountain (2020). (Winner must be 21 or older.)
    Donors of $250 or more to Friends of the WNC Nature Center will be entered to win a chance to go on habitat with red pandas Leafa and Phoenix in 2021.
    All donors of $300 or more to Homeward Bound of WNC will be entered into a drawing to win a basket full of Homeward Bound goodies.
    All donors to MANNA FoodBank will be entered into a raffle for a beautiful, gallery-quality piece of pottery donated by one of our fabulous, local Empty Bowls artisans.
    Each donor who contributes $20 or more to The Mediation Center will be entered into a drawing to win three bottles of Biltmore wine. (Winner must be 21 or older.)
    Donors giving $100 or more to MountainTrue will be entered to win one pair of Biltmore Estate passes.
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