Update on March Emergency Grant Funding:
Lake Toxaway Charities distributed a $10,000 emergency grant in March to assist the efforts of the Sharing House during the COVID 19 pandemic. The Sharing House is using the funds to meet immediate needs in our community. Shelly Webb, Director of the Sharing House, reports a record number of new neighbors seeking assistance for the first time.
For comparison, in a normal year Sharing House will encounter 360 new households who turn to their crisis assistance program.
In the past 3 weeks, Sharing House has helped 97 new households or people not served in over 2 years. Sharing House served 389 households with emergency food in March, serving 991 individuals with a week supply of food. Last year during the month of March, they served 265 households and 688 individuals.
The growth in need is 31% for food. For financial needs Sharing House has also seen a 35% increase. The majority of the financial needs are for rent and medication
The growth in need is 31% for food. For financial needs we have also seen a 35% increase.Shelly Webb, Director of Sharing House
Lake Toxaway Charities is committed to working with agencies in Transylvania County who are providing a vital link to necessary resources of food, medication, and shelter during this difficult time. If you are able, please consider a donation to Lake Toxaway Charities to help the less fortunate of our community who need assistance during this pandemic.
News and Updates from the Sharing House:
As you clean out your closets, please consider the Sharing House – Lake Toxaway Charities is a significant financial supporter and they “touch” thousands of our neighbors in need in Transylvania County each month. Chip Brown, LTC Director, met with Shelly Webb recently and she and her team identified this immediate need.
Lake Toxaway Charities $50,000 donation to the Sharing House was matched by the Smith Martini Foundation of a Lake Toxaway homeowner for a grand total of $100,000 given to Director Shelly Webb and her Sharing House team. They literally work miracles and save lives within our beloved community. Dear Friends of the Lake Toxaway Charities,…
On Friday, 31 July, Smith Martini Foundation and Lake Toxaway Charities presented Sharing House with a joint contribution for $100,000 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Sharing House is a source of compassion and crisis assistance for our low-income neighbors in Transylvania County, where we offer food and fresh produce, gently-used clothes, rent and utility assistance, household goods, camping equipment, hot showers, a safe place to share stories of struggle and a refuge of social interaction. They also empower people who…
The Rice Street Community Garden’s goal is to produce fresh, organically grown, sustainable crops for the food-insecure population of Transylvania County. All of this community-based garden’s produce is donated to a Brevard food bank called Sharing House and a soup kitchen known as Bread of Life, helping to feed the needy of the town and…
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…