Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge

BOONE — The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge is making a difference for women and girls in Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties — $170,000 worth of a difference.   

Since the organization’s inception, the Women’s Fund has given away over $1.5 million to local nonprofits as part of their annual grants cycle. The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge believes that all women have the right to equality, safety, opportunity and self-determination in every aspect of their lives. 

These agencies will be receiving grants to assist in creating positive change for women and girls in the High Country: Ashe Family Literacy, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, Buffalo Cove Education Center, Children’s Council, Community Care Clinic, Girls on the Run, Hunger & Health Coalition, High Country Givers, Hospitality House, Mountain Alliance, New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae, OASIS, Partnership for Ashe, Quiet Givers, Reaching Avery Ministry, Shoes for Kids, Toe River Health District, Volunteer Avery, WAMY, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity and Western Youth Network. 

For information on making a donation, becoming a member, participating in events or volunteering, contact Karen Marinelli at (828) 264-4002, or email karen@womensfundoftheblueridge.org.

For more information, visit www.womensfundoftheblueridge.org, or find the group on Facebook.

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