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Target Donates Christmas Trees

Big THANKS to Austin Grainger and the Arden Target store! Today he delivered 20, six-foot, pre-lit Christmas trees. We have coordinated with our nonprofit partners who will in turn distribute these trees to families they know are in need.

Thanks Target! And thanks to our partners who do such great work.


Your Investment's Impact: Education

Did you know that nationally 1,200,000, or 1 in 3, teens drop out of high school every year?

By the time Amanda called 2-1-1 of WNC, she was at her wits’ end. She had done all she could to encourage her 12-year-old son, Jackson, as he struggled with school and his new environment now that she was divorced from his dad. However, Jackson needed more help than Amanda could provide. He tried to overcome a reading disorder, dyslexia, and had become a B student at the beginning of middle school, but his gains were being erased by his bad behavior, and he now disliked school.

Hands On's web site is Undergoing a Transformation!

We’re excited to announce that on November 5th, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
will launch a new and improved website with lots of exciting features including a
powerful search tool that will make it even easier to find just the right volunteer
opportunity for you!

To accommodate this transition, will be inaccessible
between November 2nd- 4th. The new and improved will be
up and running on November 5th.

In Real Life

United Way's Middle School Success Initiative supports a number of efforts that improve and increase opportunities for middle school youth.  In Real Life (IRL) at Asheville Middle School is one of those partnerships.


Here's a video that shows just how exciting things are over there!