WNC Superheroes

WHAT THEY DO: We prevent one-time emergencies from becoming long-term struggles by using crowdfunding. A large portion of the WNC community lives on the financial edge. Without immediate help, a tough situation can turn into a catastrophic one. One missed rent payment due to illness can spiral into homelessness. Sudden car trouble can result in unemployment due to lack of transportation. When our partner agencies have a client whose path is blocked by a one-time emergency, we share the case to our network of crowdfunding donors. Once the funds are raised, the partner agency can continue seeing the client on the road to their own personal success.

INCENTIVES

  • All gifts of $25-plus will receive a WNC Superheroes sticker.
  • All gifts of $75-plus will receive a WNC Superheroes T-shirt.

MATCHES

  • The first $8,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar.

DRAWINGS

  • 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.
I hope you understand the tremendous impact you are having on the lives of our survivors. Many are experiencing homelessness and poverty, and WNC Superheroes helps these families get off the streets, exit shelters and feed their families.
—Case manager at partner agency Helpmate
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