Coronavirus Response – Newsletters

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Our Transylvania County local residents need your help. Lake Toxaway Charities has had significant financial requests this past week from our local food banks and home health care, medical prescription providers, and K-12 county school system for immediate support to feed our local, less fortunate, residents as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Lake Toxaway Charities is stepping up and responding with this financial help. It will not be a short term need, most likely, the need will be for months, not weeks. The needs in our beloved community are great.

Thank you for your response to this county-wide crisis. We pray you and your families stay safe. Read more by:

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March 22nd Update

April 5th Update

April 21st Update

May 11th Update

Our Coronavirus Response:

Lake Toxaway Charities Steps Up During Crisis

Lake Toxaway Charities (LTC) recently raised over $175,000 in three months in response to its request to Lake Toxaway Estates residents for emergency funds to assist Transylvanians during the COVID-19 crisis. “The response was humbling,” said Chip Brown, co-chair of the Charities. “We immediately sent out checks totaling over $80,000 to many of the local nonprofits that have experienced…

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Lake Toxaway Charities extends our heartfelt conGRADulations to the class of 2020! Sixty-six Rosman High School Seniors were honored and recognized on May 15 with gifts funded by LT Charities as part of our TIG support. Lake Toxaway Charities, I want to thank you from the deepest part of my heart for your most generous…

Monday, May 11th Transylvania Times

The line of cars snakes out of the parking lot and into the street with patient drivers waiting their turn. Change the World is but one of several nonprofit agencies that Lake Toxaway Charities has assisted by providing funds in these troubled COVID-19 times. It operates out of Anchor Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest and provides free curbside pick-up…

Volunteer Information

Covid19 has severely harmed many of the residents of Transylvania County, disrupted the activities of many of the agencies that assist these residents, and makes volunteering by our residents difficult.  As a result of the Covid 19 disruption, Lake Toxaway Charities has cancelled the Volunteer Fair that was scheduled for June and there are no…

Gratitude Round Up

I’m excited to let you know that over 9,300 individuals have been reached (thus far) by our Family Support Initiative (on Facebook) and over 1500 have actually engaged with the content–pulling up the activities, clicking on the articles, etc. We are currently averaging 5,000 individuals every single week. Ali LienExecutive Director-Mountain Roots, Inc. “We are deeply grateful…

SAFE – Emergency Grant 2020

In the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak and in compliance with the governor’s orders, SAFE had to temporarily close its 2 resale stores.  The 2 resale stores generate the vast majority of the unrestricted funds for SAFE, which provides emergency shelter for women and children fleeing from abusive home environments.  Due to the store…

Coronavirus Response – Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County May 4th update:

Friends and Neighbors, please see the thank you note from the Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County. Lake Toxaway Charities donated $5,000 in April to support the purchase of giftcards for needy families and for stocking the supply closet for when the children return.   Dear Chip and all the kind hearts at…

Coronavirus Response – Mountain Roots May 9th Update

In order to help you navigate these ever-changing times, Mountain Roots continues to share helpful posts every day to their Facebook and Instagram pages. Every day has a theme to help support families in finding balance as we deal with so much change. Mountain Roots is here to provide some uplifting activities for you and…

Coronavirus Response – God’s Way Food Pantry May 4th Update

God’s Way Food Pantry is experiencing a significant increased demand for produce and groceries, currently 4 times the normal distribution. By the end of May, God’s Way Food Pantry anticipates meeting the food needs for 800 to 1,000 people in our community, who would otherwise go hungry. On May 2nd, the food pantry provided groceries…

Sharing House – Emergency Grant 2020

May 3rd: An update from Sharing House Director, Shelly Webb: We are now seeing increases for financial assistance.  We have seen a major increase with people who need help paying for two specific areas– housing and medication.  We also know that we have taken requests from over 100 new clients in 2020, people who have…

Change the World – Emergency Grant 2020

5/6/2020 Update: Lake Toxaway Charities donated $5,000 in late March to Change the World to aid in fresh food purchases for the elderly and vulnerable in Transylvania County. Food distributions have been in high demand, at least three times the normal numbers. On May 1st, Lake Toxaway Charities granted an additional emergency grant of $6,510….

The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County – Emergency Grant 2020

Lake Toxaway Charities approved a $5,000 emergency grant to The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County on April 16th. The grant will support giftcard purchases for their neediest families and for stocking their supply closet for when the children return.

April Spotlight – Transylvania County Schools

April Spotlight – Coronavirus Response Lake Toxaway Charities, as part of our Coronavirus response is providing assistance to the food insecure school-aged children of Transylvania County Over 80% of Transylvania County students qualify and are provided 2 meals a day by our schools. Over 1600 meals are currently being home delivered by school buses or…

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