Hands On! - A Child's Gallery is a nonprofit children's museum located in downtown Hendersonville - www.handsonwnc.org. The facility provides children and families with “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment. Hands On! offers an affordable, educational and entertaining way to spend the day with children, grandchildren, and students ages 1 – 10. It is a safe gathering place where kids can be kids while learning is nurtured.
The Green Side Up Foundation raises money to provide support for the patients at Mission Children's Cancer Center. Your contributions to the Green Side Up Foundation go directly to immediate needs such a the following:
iPads, books and games to help children focus on fun while experiencing scary or intimidating things like chemotherapy;
Arts and crafts with a nurturing and loving teacher;
We are committed to providing positive experiences for these children to make a difference in the difficult journey they have each day.
Our VOICE, Inc. is a non-profit crisis intervention and prevention agency which serves victims of sexual violence, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County. The agency was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer grassroots organization. The agency remained underground until 1982 when we received our non-profit status and the first employee was hired. Now, 40 years and considerable growth later, Our VOICE employs six paid staff and over 50 volunteers, working both to support the healing of survivors of sexual violence and to prevent future acts of sexual violence.
Food Connection collects surplus food from restaurants and caterers in Asheville and delivers the food to those who will enjoy it in order to reduce food waste and ease the pain of immediate hunger.
The most important measure of the YMCA is the impact it has on the lives of the people and communities it serves. Together, these diverse groups find a place of welcome and belonging at the YMCA of Western North Carolina- an organization that builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Through our six centers, nineteen childcare sites and numerous programs throughout the community, the YMCA positively impacts people of all ages, races, faiths and economic backgrounds.
Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The charitable work of the YMCA is supported in part through contributions to the Y's Annual Campaign, endowment program, and other contributed income. It is our belief that no one should be turned away for their inability to pay.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a No Kill organization based in Asheville, North Carolina and was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life saving programs to build a No Kill community.
As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No Kill mission.
The Hope Chest for Women, Inc. was founded in 2003 to relieve some of the burdens created by breast or gynecological cancer treatment costs. We provide resources, referrals, education on cancer prevention, community and financial support. Most importantly we give hope to women in Western North Carolina living with breast or gynecological cancers.
We give over $30,000 annually to WNC women to help them overcome economic difficulties due to treatment costs. On estimate 34% of our clients are minorities living in rural Appalachia. We provide individualized case managed support to our clients. We work with cancer patients to identify and support their most critical needs.