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Community is Important to Us!

We count ourselves fortunate to be part of a vital and supportive community in Asheville.  We’re even more fortunate to offer a product that enables us to give back in a small, but hopefully meaningful way.

Please click on the links below to find out more about some of the organizations we are honored to support. We hope that you will explore and join in the good work being done by volunteers and staff of these great arts and community service organizations.

 

Arts

Asheville Area Arts Council – building Asheville’s creative community through advocacy, support and exposure

Asheville Art Museum – visual arts and art education in downtown Asheville since 1948

Asheville Symphony – symphonic music in WNC since 1960

Aurora Studio & Gallery – space for artists affected by mental illness, homelessness or addiction

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center – exploring the history & legacy of the acclaimed experimental educational and arts community

Claxton Elementary School of Arts & Humanities – our neighbor, an arts-oriented public magnet school

Diana Wortham Theatre – professional regional artists and nationally touring acts since 1991

Fox & Beggar Theater  – productions seeking to “weave unusual artistic mediums to tell…stories from the deeply fantastical worlds we typically only reach in dreams”

Kenilworth Artists Association – annual open studio tours in one of Asheville’s vibrant arts communities

NC Stage Company – non-profit [professional theatre since 2002

Open Hearts Art Center – arts therapy serving WNC adults with disabilities

Penland School of Crafts – renowned center for crafts education near Asheville

River Arts District Artists – bi-annual open studio tours in Asheville’s vibrant River Arts District.

 

Non-Profits

All Souls Counseling Center – low-cost mental health counseling through a volunteer model

Arts for Life – arts education for children & their families facing serious illness or disability

Asheville City Schools Foundation – community support for teachers, students & families in Asheville

Asheville Greenworks – beautifying and cleaning up Asheville and Buncombe County

Asheville Grown Business Alliance (Go Local) – grassroots support for independent local businesses

Asheville Humane Society – shelter and adoption of lost, rescued or unwanted companion animals

Autism Society of North Carolina – supporting those within the autism spectrum & their families

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue – no-kill animal shelter

Campaign for Southern Equality – advocating for LGBT rights

Care Partners Foundation – preserving availability of post-acute healthcare locally

Carolina Day School – extraordinary Pre-K-12 educational opportunities in south Asheville

Eliada – wide-ranging community support for families and children of WNC

Environmental Paper Network – 100+ non-profits addressing pulp & paper sustainability issues

Folk Heritage CommitteeShindig on the Green since 1967 and Mountain Dance & Folk Festival since 1928

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont fostering leadership skills and self-esteem in girls ages 5-17

Habitat for Humanity providing safe and decent housing in WNC

Homeward Bound – placing homeless individuals & families into permanent supportive housing

Jewish Family Services – community service to vulnerable families & individuals of all faiths

Just Economics  advocates for a just and sustainable economy in WNC

LEAF in Schools & Streets – empowering youth through cultural arts

League of Women Voters – nonpartisan, encouraging involvement in public policy issues

Literacy Council of Buncombe County – individualized instruction of adults to improve literacy

Manna Food Bank – ending hunger in WNC

Meals on Wheels – serving meals to the elderly and preserving the right to age with dignity

The Mediation Center – mediation, conflict resolution & supervised visitation to help people find peace in stressful and difficult times

Our Voice – assisting victims and educating to end sexual violence

Pisgah Legal Services – free civil legal aid to more than 13,000 low-income people annually

WCQS – public radio in Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina AIDS Project – extensive HIV-related services in WNC

WhyHunger – international effort to end hunger and poverty

Wild South – defending the public lands and native biodiversity of the South

YWCA of Asheville – eliminating racism, empowering women

 

Events

Hard Lox Jewish Food & Heritage Festival – annual fall event in downtown Asheville creates good will within and outside the Jewish community

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – men in heels, supporting Our Voice, and opposing sexual violence

Blackbird Frame and Art