Nonprofit Shoutout: Interfaith Assistance Ministry

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Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM) is a unique organization built on the power of community. It isn’t just another helping hand; it’s a testament to the strength found when compassionate people with a shared vision for a better world, come together. Founded by Henderson County churches, the synagogue and faith community leaders in 1984, IAM’s goal […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: FIRSTwnc

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From the moment visitors land on its website, FIRSTwnc’s commitment to empowerment and community participation shines through. As the trusted cornerstone for families and individuals with disabilities in Western North Carolina, their recent renaming reflects their deep dedication to the region. FIRSTwnc stands ready to provide unparalleled support and resources to those who need it most.

Nonprofit Shoutout: Mountain City Public Montessori

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Forget rows of desks. Picture a world where discovery goes hand in hand with self-direction, and wonder weaves through every lesson. Welcome to Mountain City Public Montessori, WNC’s only public Montessori school.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Mountain True

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a nonprofit that works harder and impacts a wider range of environmental factors than MountainTrue. Their mission encompasses championing resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities across 26 counties in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and North Georgia.  Formed in 2015 when 3 Western North Carolina-based nonprofits merged and […]