Wednesday, December 10, 2008

BlogAsheville Advertising

Ok folks, here we go.

This is an open thread for nominations for non-profits to consider for the 2009 year, in which BlogAsheville will give local businesses an opportunity to donate to these charities for premium advertisement space on BlogAsheville.

This thread will stay open through Sunday, on Monday 12/15, I will put up a poll and we will vote on the charity will we adopt for the 2009 year.

After that, we'll work out the donating kinks and get started.

12 comments:

Uptown Ruler said...

my nomination is MANNA food bank.

Will of the Hill said...

My pick is MEALS ON WHEELS

Owen, Sadie, Bailey, Brennan, said...

Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition

Especially since we got a letter yesterday from the Community Foundation of WNC stating that they were effectively canceling their 2009 environmental grant programs!

Gordon Smith said...

I'm rooting for AHOPE!

shadmarsh said...

I will throw the old people a bone:

http://www.coabc.org/

Jim Jenkins said...

I nominate Project Access having seen first hand what a difference they make for Buncombe families in extremely difficult situations.

In 1996, an estimated 15,000 Buncombe County residents were low-income and uninsured. This number grew to an estimated 38,000 by 2005. The goal of Project Access is to provide a coordinated system for helping uninsured people get the care they need inthe most efficient and cost effective way possible. Project Access is designed to aid physicians who want to volunteer their time and services to individuals who do not have access to quality healthcare because of financial barriers. Through Project Access, doctors demonstrate their commitment to the ideals of their profession by donating care through this charity care network.

https://www.bcmsonline.org/pa/pp/

J & G said...

Bountiful Cities and ASAP for their work in connecting people to food.

Animal Compassion Network for their work in subsidizing spay and neuter programs.

ash said...

As a board member, I'll nominate the WNC AIDS Project. This small organization does incredible work, and needs continued community support.

Heather Rayburn said...

Friends,
I am going to second Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition (SAFC). They are based in Asheville and serve as an umbrella group for a lot of outstanding affiliate groups, including the Western North Carolina Alliance (oldest local WNC environmental group), the Southern Environmental Law Center, and Appalachian Voices. One of their partner groups includes Southwings, a non-profit based in Asheville that takes policy-makers, journalists, and activists on flight to view the amount of green space we're losing to sprawl.

We have so many great (and needy) environmental groups that it is hard to single out one. That is why SAFC is such a great choice. Thanks for the opportunity to chime in.

Cheers,
Heather

Amanda said...

I'd like to nominate Mountain Housing Opportunities. Right now, MHO's priority is their Family-to-Family Furnace Fund which addresses furnace repair or replacement needs for Buncombe County homeonwers with low income and special needs including those who are elderly, have a disablity or single parents and families with young children. MHO is the largest and fastest growing producer of affordable housing and safety-related home repairs in the area. They help 500 households every year in their combined programs of repair and development. www.mtnhousing.org.

Small Footprints said...

I nominate Mountain Mobility. They provide such a valuable service to so many people, especially the elderly.

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

mygothlaundry said...

If it's not too late, I'd like to nominate the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Yeah, yeah, okay, they pay my salary BUT they also provide great science education to about 10,000 kids a year. They're an Asheville institution, been here since 1960 and they will do good things - for kids, about SCIENCE - with the money.