This national non-profit has a local chapter in Brevard. Its role is to support adoptive, foster and kinship families. Foster and kinship parents (most often grandparents) are on the front line of child welfare caring for neglected and abused children. These children are often left with both physical and emotional scars from childhood trauma. These are often expressed in challenging behaviors and learning challenges, which are exacerbated by a change in routines, loss of structure, and increased in stress in their lives and families. Children in foster and kinship care in Transylvania County are likely to have been exposed to alcohol and drugs prenatally with resulting behavioral and educational issues. Through our program these valued foster and kinship families and the children in their care receive counseling and guidance. For additional information, please contact www.CreatingAFamily.org. or Cecily Timmons, Development Director, at Cecily@creatingafamily.org.
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The Habitat ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used items such as: art, accessories, appliances, cabinets, furniture, household & kitchen items, electronics, building materials. Sales from the Transylvania ReStore help fund Habitat’s local building program and cover administrative expenses….
To benefit area food banks At the end of each season at Lake Toxaway, many residents clean out their freezers and pantries and throw away good food. Our less fortunate residents in Transylvania County need this food, especially with massive…
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…
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.
The mission of the Isaac Homes Youth Shelter is to provide basic needs and build capacity for a supervised drop-in center for homeless youth. Lake Toxaway Charities is pleased to support this mission with a grant awarded in 2020.
The mission of the Mediation Center is to create opportunity from conflict. The Mediation Center provides conflict resolution services to help people move through difficult and stressful times and resolve conflict without violence and abuse. For adults, they provide community and family mediation services to resolve disputes between neighbors, family members, co-workers, and others. Lake Toxaway Charities approved a $5,000 grant request in 2020 to help with these efforts.