Incentives

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    • … and get a voucher book filled with great freebies and discounts from your favorite retailers around the area — High Five Coffee, One World Brewing, Mellow Mushroom, Art Garden AVL, Zuma Coffee, Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, Franny’s Farmacy 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).

Mountain Xpress and our nonprofit partners call on the local business community each fall to join in the Give!Local campaign, provide exciting incentives to reward donors of all amounts and make you feel appreciated. Our business partners have provided free meals, cups of coffee, adventures off the beaten path and much more. This year is no exception, but for the second year in a row, our local businesses are facing existential challenges, especially in the retail and service industries. If you are a longtime donor through Give!Local, we hope you’ll understand that some rewards may be a little smaller, and it may take 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 $10,000 in matches (see page 33 for details).
    • 103.3 Asheville FM: An anonymous donor will match the first $1,000 in donations.
    • Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity:An anonymous donor will match the first $10,000 in gifts that come in on Giving Tuesday, including through Give!Local.
    • Asheville City Schools Foundation: All gifts will be matched by a generous anonymous donor (up to a total match of $5,000).
    • Asheville Humane Society: A generous friend of AHS will match all gifts, up to a total matching donation of $20,000.
    • BeLoved Asheville: The first $5,000 in donations will be matched by Asheville Home Realty at Keller Williams.
    • Blue Ridge Pride: Matching donation of $500 for 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 $3,000.
    • Buncombe Partnership for Children: The first $5,000 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Jennie Eblen, Rick Perkins and anonymous donors.
    • Caring for Children: Gifts of $100 or more will be matched in-kind with gifts of needed items such as food and toiletries ($5,000 max of in-kind donations).
    • Children First / Communities In Schools of Buncombe County: Publix Super Markets Charities will match up to $3,000 in donations.
    • Environmental Quality Institute: Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 by EQI’s Board of Directors.
    • Friends of the WNC Nature Center: Gifts of $100 or more will be matched up to $2,500, thanks to Weiler Woods for Wildlife.
    • Homeward Bound of WNC: A matching gift challenge will match all donations up to $50,000, dollar for dollar, thanks to a generous donor.
    • Just Economics: Donations up to $2,000 will be generously matched by Bill Chase and Michelle Miller.
    • Loving Food Resources: An anonymous donor will match the first $1,000 in donations.
    • The Mediation Center: All gifts up to $10,000 will be matched.
    • NAMI Western Carolina: An anonymous donor will match the first $1,500 donated by the public.
    • OpenDoors of Asheville: All donations will be “mega matched” — each dollar given will be matched by two more dollars, up to $5,000, thanks to two anonymous donors.
    • Pisgah Legal Services: Gifts from first-time donors or from donors increasing their donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $40,000, thanks to a grant received from the NC IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts).
    • Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: The first $10,000 in gifts will be matched by the SAHC Board of Trustees.
    • Wild for Life: An anonymous donor will match $500 in donations..
    • WNC Superheroes: The first $8,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar.
    • Working Wheels: All gifts up to $25,000 will be matched by a generous donor.
  • INCENTIVES

    T-shirt for any donation of $60 or more to 103.3 Asheville FM.
    Appalachian Wildlife Refuge
    – Anyone who donates $75 or more will receive their choice of a hat embroidered with the AWR logo or a Back to the Wild package, with a plush animal, display folder, personalized certificate and photo of an animal saved by AWR.
    – Anyone who donates $5,000 or more will have a plaque with their name on it placed on a new wildlife enclosure.
    Any gift of $20 or more to Asheville City Schools Foundation will receive an ACSF “I Love Public Education” koozie.
    Aurora Studio & Gallery
    – Donors of $20 will receive a gift card (first 50).
    – Donors of $30 will receive a package of six gift cards (first 25).
    – Donors of $50 will receive a print from an Aurora artist (first 25).
    – Donors of $100 or more will receive a T-shirt with a design from an Aurora artist (first 25).
    – Donors of $200 or more will receive the Trifecta: the cards, print and shirt (first 25).
    Donors of $3,000 or more to BeLoved Asheville get a named sponsorship of a kitchen in a deeply affordable home in the BeLoved Village.
    Blue Ridge Pride
    – All donations will be entered into a raffle for a dog or cat gift basket donated by Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique.
    – Donations of $20 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride sticker (first 25).
    – Donations of $40 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride button (first 25).
    – Donations of $60 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride button and magnet (first 25).
    – Donations of $100 or more: Blue Ridge Pride tote bag with sticker, button and magnet.
    Buncombe Partnership for Children
    – The first donor making a gift of $250 or more will receive one gift certificate for two for Navitat’s Adventure Tours.
    – The first 10 donors making gifts of $50 or more will receive a $10 gift certificate from Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.
    – The first 50 donors making gifts of $25 or more will receive a $10 gift certificate from Ginger’s Revenge.
    The first 10 donors of $100 or more to EcoForesters will get the Haywood Road trifecta — a doughnut from Hole Doughnuts, a taco from Taco Billy and a free pint glass from Archetype Brewing, with a beer on EcoForesters.
    Environmental Quality Institute
    – Donors of $30 or more will receive an EQI T-shirt.
    – Donors of $75 or more will receive a Stream Exploration Package, which includes a laminated invertebrate guide, forceps, magnifying glass and EQI T-shirt.
    Friends of the WNC Nature Center
    – Donors of $20 or more receive a free day pass to the WNC Nature Center.
    – Donors of $50 or more receive a Nature Center reusable tote bag and a free day pass.
    – Donors of $100 or more receive a wooden Nature Center keychain, Nature Center tote bag and a free day pass.
    – Donors of $250 or more receive a guided tour of the Nature Center for up to four people, a Nature Center ornament and tote
    bag, and a $10 coupon for the Nature Center Gift Shop.
    Donors of $100 or more to Full Moon Farm will be eligible for a private tour for up to four people.
    Green Built Alliance
    – In honor of Green Built Alliance’s 20-year anniversary, for every $20 donation, the nonprofit will offset 1 ton of carbon emissions through its Appalachian Offsets program that performs energy-efficiency upgrades in local schools, nonprofits and affordable housing.
    – Donors contributing between $50 and $100 will receive a Green Built Alliance T-shirt.
    – Donors contributing $100 or more will receive a Green Built Alliance sweatshirt.
    One pour of a year-round Highland beer at the Brewery Taproom for each gift of $25 or more to Helpmate. Coupon valid until Feb. 28, 2022
    Just Economics
    – Any donor of $30-$59 will be eligible for basic individual membership benefits, including two free raffle tickets for the Annual Celebration and admittance to Just Brew It 2022.
    – Any donor of $60-$119 will be eligible for individual membership, plus benefits including five free raffle tickets for the Annual Celebration and VIP admittance to Just Brew It 2022.
    – Any donor of $120 or more will be eligible for the “Power to the People” individual membership benefits, including 10 free raffle tickets for the Annual Celebration, VIP admittance to Just Brew It 2022 and a JE T-shirt
    Literacy Together
    – Donors who give $50-$99 will receive a $5 coupon for Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.
    – Donors who give $100 and up will receive a $15 coupon for Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café. The coupons will be available for pickup at Malaprop’s one week after the donation is processed. They will be redeemable for in-store purchases at Malaprop’s through the end of February and would need to be used in one visit.
    The Mediation Center
    – All donors will receive a coupon for one free taco from Zia Taqueria.
    Ministry of Hope
    – All donors will receive a Ministry of Hope bumper sticker in acknowledgment of their support.
    – Any person giving $25 or more will receive our multifunctional “Hope” bandana.
    – Any gift of more than $250 allows us to provide a special toiletry item and/or holiday gift to every woman at the Western Correctional Center for Women.
    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.
    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.
    Anyone who donates $25 or more to Open Hearts Art Center will receive a specialty embroidered logo magnet.
    The first 10 donors of $25 or more to Pisgah Legal Services will receive a Pisgah Legal Services coffee mug.
    Wicked Weed Brewing is offering a $10 gift card for every donor who gives $100 or more to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
    Any donor who gives $50 or more to Western Carolina Medical Society will receive a WCMS 12-ounce insulated wine cup with a lid.
    Wild for Life
    – The first 10 donors of more than $50 will receive a Wild for Life T-shirt.
    – The first donor of $100-$149 will receive a gift card to Holiday Grooms in Asheville’
    – For a donation of $200 or more, artist Jim Stilwell will create a custom 11-by-14 pencil illustration of your favorite bird.
    WNC Superheroes
    – All gifts of $25-plus will receive a WNC Superheroes sticker.
    – All gifts of $75-plus will receive a WNC Superheroes T-shirt.
  • DRAWINGS

    Everyone who donates to Appalachian Wildlife Refuge will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Wake Foot Sanctuary in the Grove Arcade for a soak and 20-minute foot massage.
    Donors who make a gift to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of two ReStore gift cards.
    BeLoved Asheville
    – Donors giving $100 or more will be entered into a raffle for a BeLoved swag package.
    – Donors of $250 or more will be entered into a raffle to receive a piece of artwork made by a member of BeLoved’s Rise Up Studio.
    Blue Ridge Pride
    – All donations of $100 and more will be entered into a giveaway drawing for a 3 CTW (carat total weight) set of white sapphire earrings, donated by Grace Dula of Helzberg Diamonds.
    – All donations of $250 and more will be entered into a giveaway for a set of blue sapphire earrings donated by Grace Dula of Helzberg Diamonds.
    Children First / Communities In Schools of Buncombe County
    – Donors of $100 or more will be entered into a raffle to win a self-care gift basket of goodies.
    – Donors of $100 or more will be entered into a raffle for two tickets to Navitat Canopy Adventures’ Mountaintop Tour.
    Donors of $100 or more to Environmental Quality Institute will be entered into two drawings for a Patagonia Guidewater backpack and a Patagonia Atom sling bag.
    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 2022.
    All donors of $300 or more to Homeward Bound WNC will be entered into a drawing to win a basket full of Homeward Bound goodies.
    The Mediation Center
    – All donors over $25 are entered into a drawing for three bottles of Biltmore wine.
    – Each donor who contributes $50 or more will be entered into a drawing to win a $150 gift card from JARGON restaurant.
    MountainTrue
    – $100-plus: entered to win one pair of Biltmore Estate grounds passes (not valid for estate entry due to COVID).
    – $250-plus: MT hat, plus entered to win Biltmore Estate grounds passes (not valid for estate entry due to COVID).
    – $500-plus: MT backpack, MT hat, plus entered to win Biltmore Estate grounds passes (not valid for estate entry due to COVID).
    NAMI Western Carolina
    – Donors giving $100 or more will be entered into a drawing to win one pair of Biltmore Estate admission tickets.
    – The first 100 donors giving $10-$99 will be entered into a drawing for a self-care gift basket, Ingles $25 gift certificate, a 60-minute massage gift certificate from Peak Life Massage and more.
    The first 10 people to donate $100 to RiverLink will have their names entered into a drawing to win a rain barrel and installation video package.
    Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will be raffling off an SAHC gift basket. Donors who make a gift of $10 or more will be eligible.
    Wild for Life
    – The first six people donating $60-$75 will be entered into a drawing to win a set of four birds of prey pencil-illustration prints by Jim Stilwell (bird species are red-tailed hawk, broad-winged hawk, red-shouldered hawk and Eastern screech owl).
    – The first 15 donors of $150-$199 will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to Rhubarb, Salsa’s or Buxton Hall restaurants in Asheville.
    WNC Superheroes
    – All donors will be entered to win one of 20 vouchers that can be used for any UNC Asheville men’s or women’s basketball game. (Vouchers are for four people each.) Two grand-prize vouchers include food and drinks courtside.
    – All donors will be entered to win two tickets to any show at The Orange Peel in the 2022 season.
    – Every donor will be entered to win a two-night stay at the Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast in Queen Mary’s Garden room, available Sunday-Thursday nights, excluding holidays/holiday weekends, Sept. 15-Oct. 31 and the month of July. The stay includes a two-course breakfast, free on-site parking and daily evening social hour, where local beers, hard ciders, and wine and cheese plates are served.
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