The High Country Charitable Foundation awards grants to organizations making a difference in the Avery County community. Here are some of their success stories.
Yellow Mountain Enterprises is an HCCF grant recipient. The 2015 grant award helped them to purchase a new van. Their old van had more than 289,000 miles on it! Yellow Mountain Enterprises is an adult day vocational program and operates under the umbrella of Avery Association for Exceptional Citizens. AAEC is a 501-C3 Non-profit organization for developmentally disabled adults. AAEC also operates the Avery County Group Home, an adult supervised living facility.
Avery High Key Club officers Veronica Clark (left) Alexis Hayes (middle) Allison Gregory (right) spent all of December 12th filling "Operation Christmas Child" shoeboxes with small Christmas gifts for needy children throught the world. The High Country Charitable Foundation awarded a 2015 grant for "enhanced leadership skills" to help these student leaders grow and develop.
Harris give ACHS new leash
By Garrett Price, Avery Journal (photo credit: Garrett Price)
"There is something missing at Avery County Humane Society. It takes a minute to place it. The shelter is full of dogs and cats and even a pair of rabbits, all of that is in order. It's the smell, or rather, the lack of one. If anything, there is vaguely pleasant aroma that settles over a tour of the shelter. For new ACHS Executive Director Susan Harris and shelter manager Charlene Calhoun, that is a point of pride." (read the entire article here)