A $330,000 reduction in Pisgah Legal Services’ state and federal funding could leave more than 2,200 local domestic-violence victims without legal assistance. The Asheville-based nonprofit is scrambling to close the gap but may reduce services.
“In the mornings I am in the office. In the afternoons I am in the trenches,” says AmeriCorps volunteer James Sisk. Jodi Ford of Children First/Communities In Schools sat down with three AmeriCorps volunteers to find out what it’s like to serve our community.
As state lawmakers craft sweeping legislative changes, we urge our elected officials to consider the crucial economic and social impacts of Western North Carolina’s wide web of nonprofit services.
Billed as a “budget workshop,” the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will give 31 local nonprofits an opportunity to apply for government funding.
The fifth annual Polar Bear Plunge is set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Asheville Racquet Club.
After years of mistaken association with MANNA FoodBank and Mission Health, Mission Manna has changed its name to Consider Haiti. However, the nonprofit’s desire to help the Haitian children remains the same. (photo courtesy of Consider Haiti)
Google’s “Moog doodle” – an interactive, synthesizer-based, playable logo – is on the search engine giant’s homepage today, honoring the late Asheville inventor Bob Moog on what would’ve been his 78th birthday.
All of the blinds are down at 8 College St., but the red awning with the words Asheville Design Center remains even though the center itself has moved. After six years at its downtown location, the ADC has found a new home in a wing at the William Randolph School. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Guest contributor Leah Shapiro reports on the Asheville “I Have a Dream” program, which helps prepare disadvantaged youth for college. (photo by Elizabeth Ruf)
Meals On Wheels will hold its third annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser at the Asheville Racquet Club on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Despite forecasted temperatures in the low thirties, more than 20 volunteers will brave the icy waters of the club’s outdoor pool to help raise money to feed Buncombe County’s homebound seniors.