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24029
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The POP Project (Pages Opening People) is a non-profit organization in Asheville that provides new homes for used books. Books are gathered and sent to prisons, homeless shelters, housing communities, churches, and many other places.
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26928
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Danny’s Dumpster in Buncombe County transforms 40 tons of organic trash per week into nutrient-rich topsoil. The composting company hopes to raise awareness and reduce the number of food leftovers and paper products that make their way to the landfill.
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36581
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At Asheville Aphasia Group, individuals from this nonprofit organization are a voice in a sense for individuals who have lost the ability to speak or understand language, often because of cranial trauma, stroke, tumor, or infection. A condition long largely unknown to the public, it has gained more attention in recent years through attention drawn to Senator Gabrielle Giffords.
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36578
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In a mass produced world, handmade products alone may be a rare sight to behold, but Tunc Togar takes a fulfilling customer experience a step further. In addition to homemade rugs, customers can make a tangible connection to his native country’s culture through the taste of Turkish coffee and the sight of a loom found in a Turkish village.
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36580
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Instead of self-treating injured wild animals, Appalachian Wildlife Refuge recommends leaving the creatures in professional care. With a staff consisting of individuals such as licensed rehabilitators, environmental educators, and veterinarians, this nonprofit organization endeavors to open a center in the community offering care for small animals such as reptiles and birds.
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36569
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Asheville’s Council on Aging offers services allowing elderly people on fixed incomes to live independently and economically in their own residences. The nonprofit organization provides services free of charge such as minor household repairs; Call-a-Ride, for those unable to drive or access public transportation; 911 Emergency Cell Phones, for at-risk seniors; In-Home Aide Services, to assist with completing daily tasks; Heat Relief, which provides fans and air conditioners during the summer. Funds and labor are provided primarily through the support of volunteers and donations from individuals.
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36570
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Inspired by the Peanuts comic strip’s character and his trademark blanket, a nonprofit organization started in Denver in 1998 to offer blankets for children experiencing critical illnesses, accidents, homelessness, abuse, neglect, school shootings, and natural disasters. Known as “blanketeers,” Asheville’s local chapter of Linus creates blankets for children with autism, as well as children experiencing anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
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36575
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A passion for helping others gain technical skills and engage in sustainability efforts encouraged this non-profit organization, in partnership with its CyberPals program, to sell computers to individuals with disabilities. Others services offered are volunteers teaching computer classes and scholarship assistance with paying for the computer.
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36577
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This nonprofit organization, offering bicycles at affordable prices and the opportunity to learn how to repair and build a bicycle. With bicycle parts donated and business operated by volunteers, Asheville ReCyclery offers more than relatively affordable transportation to school or work. It means helping others improve their lives while contributing to a sense of community.
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36566
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Offering haven is a nonprofit currently housing 58 wolfdogs coming from animal control agencies, closed breeding facilities, and separation from owners because of divorce or death. Opened in 2002, it offers education and outreach for wolfdogs through the support of a fully- volunteer staff, donors, and programs such as MANNA Foodbank and Carolina Bison.
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36458
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Opening a door for a better future was OpenDoors of Asheville. Connecting at-risk children with customized educational and enrichment opportunities, the nonprofit organization offered tutoring, sporting events, and music and art lessons. Such activities can nurture talents overlooked by an educational system focusing on prospective behavioral problems and disciplinary issues.
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24027
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Dianne Trammel is the executive director of Meals on Wheels in Asheville and Buncombe County. She works to recruit volunteers to deliver food to more than five hundred elderly; the program is not only a food service, it provides volunteers a chance to build relationships with some of the area's most vulnerable populations.
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24023
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Mountain Area Radio Reading Service provides readouts of the news to Asheville locals over the radio. This Service is particularly geared towards helping those with vision and print disabilities.