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Friends with Benefits, a new nonprofit, was recently created to help local musicians get supplemental health insurance. After witnessing several Durham area musicians suffer major health scares without insurance, the group hopes to support 10 to 30 musicians in the first couple of years. The group hopes to have applications ready by next summer and will continue to throw benefits to raise money for the nonprofit.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 48, December 2010, p41-42 Periodical Website
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29639
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Cape Beard: Follicles of Freedom is a beard club and nonprofit organization in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The club has sixty members who all share the same priorities for family, local philanthropy, and redefining what it means to be a modern man.
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CityView (NoCar F 264.T3 W4), Vol. Issue , July/Aug 2017, p56-61, il, por Periodical Website
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On November 10, 2016, the YMI Cultural Center in Asheville, North Carolina will exhibit a collection of art pieces created by survivors of sexual violence. The annual show, now in its fifteenth year, aims to bring survivors together by providing a community forum in which to share stories and encourage healing. The show is sponsored by the nonprofit Our VOICE, which stands for Victims Outreach Intervention, Counseling and Education.
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The Kilmstra family owns a farm in Polk County, North Carolina, which specializes in pastured pork and free-range broilers and layers. Relatively new to farming and to the state, the Kilmstras have received support from Patrick McLendon and his nonprofit organization Growing Rural Opportunities. McLendon will put on the inaugural GRO Fest to promote Kilmstra’s farm and local food.
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29881
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Full Spectrum Farms is a revolutionary therapy center in Cullowhee, North Carolina. This nonprofit group assists those with autism spectrum disorder in learning useful trades, developing social skills and building personal relationships within a natural setting. Clients learn how to garden, harvest vegetables, and sell their products at the local farmer’s market.
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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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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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36572
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A nonprofit started by Ali Casparian in 2012 sought to do more than offer provisions for those experiencing food insecurity; she sought to help individuals have a healthier, sustainable way of life. Through the support of organizations such as MANNA Foodbank, Swannanoa Community Garden, and New Sprout Organic Farms, the dream has become a reality that has gone beyond her vision. The reality turned into three weekly market locations, a daycare center, senior housing center, provided for senior citizens and low-income families in Buncombe County.
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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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A local food processing facility contributes to the organic food trend. Part of a trend that emerged during the 1980s, products such as non-meat proteins, organic chocolate, and Buchi kombucha originated in this facility. Also known for the homemade fruit spreads produced by Walter and Wendy Harrill, who rent their space, it is a product of a nonprofit partnership. Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, the state Department of Agriculture, and an economic development group founded the facility in 2005.