Many local charities that distribute holiday gifts find that middle school youth fall off the radar when people are making their donations. There are many reasons, but one is that this age can sometimes be a little harder to shop for.
For the third year, United Way Women’s Leadership Council, with help from our volunteer center Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, will collect gifts for middle school youth and get them to programs serving kids in need. Companies: this is a great way to promote volunteerism around the holidays and to make an impact in the life of a middle schooler. Let us know and we'll send you a poster to get your co-workers, friends and family members involved.
Barnes & Noble Bookfair November 28-December 4
For the second year, Barnes & Noble has selected us as a recipient of a Bookfair. From November 28 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) until December 4, a percentage of all sales at brick-and-mortar locations and on BN.com will be donated to United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County when you use voucher code 11657244. Since the code is valid at all locations and online, please be sure to share with family and friends. You can even print vouchers with the number on them by clicking here.
Book Drive Through December 31
Throughout the months of November and December, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Asheville Mall will also host a book drive so customers can donate books to children in need. We'll collect the books at the end of the month and get them to kids in Asheville and Buncombe County. You can help give the gift of literacy by simply visiting the location located on 3 South Tunnel Road, Suite D-8, in Asheville.
You can also drop off new, unwrapped gifts at our office located on 50 South French Broad Avenue in Asheville. If you have questions, please contact Charlie.Lee@UnitedWayABC.org or call (828) 239-1032.
So what do the kids need...and want?!?
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