Giving back to the community...
Each month we raise money and awareness for local organizations that we think are doing great things in Western North Carolina. We have done raffles and silent auctions to raise money, and also coat drives and toy drives. Currently we are donating 1% of our monthly income to a different organization each month. There are so many wonderful organizations in Asheville, and this feels like a way we can contribute to more than a handful.
We also offer ongoing free classes at the Pack Memorial Library, and a fundraiser Pilates with Puppies class for the Asheville Humane Society. For more info and to register for those classes, click here.
January 2018: We are donating 1% to Manna Food Bank.
"Manna Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina since 1983 and an accredited member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. In 2016 MANNA distributed 16.4 million pounds of food through some 220 community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties."
December 2017: We did a Toy Drive for WNC Toys for Tots and also made a donation to Western North Carolina AIDS Project's Merry and Bright program, which gets holiday gifts for kids whose parents are clients of WNCAP. Winners got a private Pilates lesson, a chiropractic session with Thomas Family Chiropractic, or an acupuncture session with Mountains to Sea Acupuncture.
November 2017: We paired up with Thomas Family Chiropractic and Mountains to Sea Acupuncture and did a coat drive for Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry.
"ABCCM is a local nonprofit in Asheville, NC. We are committed to serving those who are in need in Buncombe County. We offer a variety of services through our Crisis Ministry which has four locations throughout the county, Homeless Ministry which offers transitional housing for men and women, Medical Ministry (medical, dental, and pharmacy needs), Jail Ministry, and Donations Ministry."
Bring in your coats, blankets, hats, gloves, and scarves. You will be entered in to a raffle to win.
3 winners, 3 prizes, 3 practitioners
A private Pilates lesson with Alexis Miller of Cisco Pilates
An acupuncture session with Becky Sheftall of Mountains to Sea Acupuncture
A chiropractic appointment with Dr. Lillian Thomas of Thomas Family Chiropractic.
"The Asheville Period Project provides feminine hygiene products to low income and homeless women in Asheville and Western North Carolina."
"Light a Path is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that brings yoga and wellness tools to Asheville area prisons, schools, recovery centers, and shelters for the unhoused."
"The Mary Benson house is a local non-profit, offering long-term residential substance use disorder treatment for pregnant and parenting mothers." Cisco Pilates teaches Pilates to the women at MBH several times a year.
“Asheville on Bikes cultivates the culture of commuting and urban cycling within our city through celebration and advocacy. We believe bicycling has a direct impact on the health of our community."
April 2017: We donated to Western North Carolina AIDS Project. The prize was a private Pilates lesson and a $20 gift certificate to Villagers. "WNCAP is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention."
"In the pursuit of a community that is free of sexual violence, Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy and education."