Helping those in need in Avery County, N.C.

Charities

Charities We Support

Children’s Hope Alliance / Grandfather Home for Children

Childrens HopeChildren’s Hope Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a long history of child advocacy and welfare dating back over 125 years. In 2014, Children’s Hope Alliance helped more than 3,500 children across North Carolina. All of the programs and services provided create hope for hurting children and families in three ways: healing the hurt, providing a safe home and encouraging a healthy start. Their mission: To provide a safe healing journey for hurting children and families – creating hope now and in the future.

Website: https://www.childrenshopealliance.org
Phone: 704-872-4157 / 1-800-320-4157

Avery County Humane Society

Humane Society AveryThe Avery County Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 1978. They have approximately 1,500 visitors per year and close to 800 pet adoptions in 2013. Their facility can house approximately 95 animals. They provide shelter, low cost spay/neuter and low cost shot clinics.

Phone: 828-733-2333
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.averyhumane.org/catalog/index.php

Feeding Avery Families

Feeding AveryFeeding Avery Families (FAF) is a non-profit Christian organization in Avery County dedicated to eliminating hunger by any means possible including monetary donations, volunteerism, or food donations.

Contact: Dick Larson
Phone: 828-783-8506      Email: [email protected]
Website/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/feedingavery/timeline

Avery High Key Club

KiwanisKey Club is student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. The Avery High Key Club has been featured in AveryJournal.com. You can read more here, and on our own Community Stories Page here.

Phone: 828-898-3289

Volunteer Avery County

10301450_1405084526487620_329193968432375987_nVolunteer Avery County is a branch of Avery Senior Services that places volunteers with agencies in Avery County that are youth-, aging- or community-oriented and also specializes in providing resources to those in need.

Contact: Cindy Lindecamp
Phone: 828-737-0718
Email: [email protected]

Yellow Mountain Enterprises

YME-YYellow 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.

Phone:828-733-2944

Email: [email protected]

Why We Do What We Do

Watch our new video about the mission and purpose of the High Country Charitable Foundation.

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Grants

The goal of the Foundation is to support local Avery County charitable services.

2021 grant applications are now closed.

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Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser


HCCF holds an annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser each summer at Elk River Club in Banner Elk, NC. 2021 marks our SEVENTH year serving Avery County! We look forward to many more.

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Philanthropy at Work: WAMY Community Action

Thanks to a grant partnership between AMYWF and the The High Country Charitable Foundation, Inc., WAMY served over 150 students in their Avery County After-School Program during the 2020-2021 school year. Through this program, WAMY provided a safe and enriching place for children to be after-school and provided these children and families with a variety of educational opportunities each day. WAMY’s after school program assisted students at Newland Elementary, Cranberry/Freedom Trail, and Riverside Elementary, with homework, social skill-building, as well as social enrichment activities. WAMY was also able to partner with the school system to provide a free meal for children each day.

In addition to the daily after-school activities, WAMY met the needs of the children and their families beyond the program. Some of their efforts this past year included delivering food and educational support activities to the families when school was not in session due to COVID, delivering Thanksgiving meals to all of the families this past November, and hosting collaborative family events that connected families with other community agencies. Delivering the food and activity boxes to each of the after-school students was an amazing way for WAMY to stay connected to families during COVID-19. WAMY also provided families with full meal kits, enrichment activities, and do overall ‘well checks’ on children in the program.

Many parents stated in their end-of-year parent survey that without after-school in Avery County, they would have to quit their jobs to be able to supervise their children during after-school hours. Studies show that most juvenile crime and delinquent behavior happens between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. After-school programs such as WAMY’s, assist families with childcare while also providing positive role models, healthy meals, and educational opportunities to all children in our care. After-school serves children from many different ethnicities, income levels, and education levels. No matter who the child is and what their family may be struggling with, after-school provides a safe space for children to share their emotions, thoughts, and opinions as well as help them grow their social skills.

AMY Wellness Foundation is grateful to both The High Country Charitable Foundation and WAMY for their support of children in the community.
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Philanthropy at Work: WAMY Community Action

Thanks to a grant partnership between AMYWF and the The High Country Charitable Foundation, Inc., WAMY served over 150 students in their Avery County After-School Program during the 2020-2021 school year. Through this program, WAMY provided a safe and enriching place for children to be after-school and provided these children and families with a variety of educational opportunities each day. WAMY’s after school program assisted students at Newland Elementary, Cranberry/Freedom Trail, and Riverside Elementary, with homework, social skill-building, as well as social enrichment activities.  WAMY was also able to partner with the school system to provide a free meal for children each day.

In addition to the daily after-school activities, WAMY met the needs of the children and their families beyond the program. Some of their efforts this past year included delivering food and educational support activities to the families when school was not in session due to COVID, delivering Thanksgiving meals to all of the families this past November, and hosting collaborative family events that connected families with other community agencies.  Delivering the food and activity boxes to each of the after-school students was an amazing way for WAMY to stay connected to families during COVID-19. WAMY also provided families with full meal kits, enrichment activities, and do overall ‘well checks’ on children in the program. 

Many parents stated in their end-of-year parent survey that without after-school in Avery County, they would have to quit their jobs to be able to supervise their children during after-school hours. Studies show that most juvenile crime and delinquent behavior happens between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.  After-school programs such as WAMY’s, assist families with childcare while also providing positive role models, healthy meals, and educational opportunities to all children in our care. After-school serves children from many different ethnicities, income levels, and education levels. No matter who the child is and what their family may be struggling with, after-school provides a safe space for children to share their emotions, thoughts, and opinions as well as help them grow their social skills. 

AMY Wellness Foundation is grateful to both The High Country Charitable Foundation and WAMY for their support of children in the community.
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