Big prizes offered during Give!Local’s Big Give Week

Make a donation of $20 or more before Give!Local‘s Big Give Week ends at midnight Dec. 9 — and be entered to win one of seven great prizes.

  • Asheville Salt Cave — two Salt Cave sessions
  • Green Home Cleaning — $100 home cleaning certificate
  • Asheville Humane Society — dog or cat adoption package
  • LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours — a pair of tickets
  • Still Point Wellness — two drawings for two prizes, each providing a 60-minute salt water floatation ($69 value) plus a 30-minute Relaxation Room session with Far Infrared Sauna and/or Migun Massage Bed ($30 value)
  • Blackbird Restaurant — $100 gift certificate

Each of these local business is supporting Give!Local’s fundraising efforts.

In addition, every person making a donation of $20 or more will receive a Give!Local voucher book in the mail while remaining eligible for any other qualifying incentives being offered by individual nonprofits. Donate to any of Give!Local’s 37 nonprofits here.

Give!Local 2017 Couponbook-mockupMore than 220 people have made charitable donations through the Give!Local program thus far, and Give!Local hopes to double that number before the year is out.

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter the Big Give Week competitions. You may enter this competition without making a donation by filling out the “optional print mail-in donation form” found on page 35 of the Give!Local Guides, which are available at distribution points around town and at the Mountain Xpress office, at 2 Wall St. To be entered in the competition, donation forms — whether mailed or hand-delivered — must be received by the contest closing date (Dec. 9). After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted. For full contest rules, visit

Donor information as of Dec. 4, 2017.
Donor information as of Dec. 4, 2017.

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About Jeff Fobes
As a long-time proponent of media for social change, my early activities included coordinating the creation of a small community FM radio station to serve a poor section of St. Louis, Mo. In the 1980s I served as the editor of the "futurist" newsletter of the U.S. Association for the Club of Rome, a professional/academic group with a global focus and a mandate to act locally. During that time, I was impressed by a journalism experiment in Mississippi, in which a newspaper reporter spent a year in a small town covering how global activities impacted local events (e.g., literacy programs in Asia drove up the price of pulpwood; soybean demand in China impacted local soybean prices). Taking a cue from the Mississippi journalism experiment, I offered to help the local Green Party in western North Carolina start its own newspaper, which published under the name Green Line. Eventually the local party turned Green Line over to me, giving Asheville-area readers an independent, locally focused news source that was driven by global concerns. Over the years the monthly grew, until it morphed into the weekly Mountain Xpress in 1994. I've been its publisher since the beginning. Mountain Xpress' mission is to promote grassroots democracy (of any political persuasion) by serving the area's most active, thoughtful readers. Consider Xpress as an experiment to see if such a media operation can promote a healthy, democratic and wise community. In addition to print, today's rapidly evolving Web technosphere offers a grand opportunity to see how an interactive global information network impacts a local community when the network includes a locally focused media outlet whose aim is promote thoughtful citizen activism. Follow me @fobes

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