May 2024


Spring is Here

As the snow melts away and the flowers begin to bloom, spring in the mountains is a sight to behold. The crisp air, the green foliage, and the sound of birds chirping all create a sense of renewal and hope. However, while we celebrate the beauty of this season, let us not forget those who are in need of our help.

Charitable organizations are working tirelessly to feed families, care for animals in shelters, provide medical care to those in need, and ensure that children have the school supplies they need to succeed. These organizations rely on the support of generous donors like you to continue their important work.

As you enjoy the beauty of spring in the mountains, take a moment to consider how you can make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate. Your donation, no matter how big or small, can help provide a meal to a hungry family, care for a homeless animal, give medical treatment to someone in need, or supply a child with the tools they need to learn and grow.

Together, we can make a difference and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Let's come together this spring to support those in need and make our communities stronger and more resilient. Your support is crucial, and your generosity can truly change lives. Thank you for considering how you can help those in need this season.

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Donate a Book

Banner Elk Book Exchange is a wonderful community resource that provides a space for book lovers to share their passion for reading. Located in the heart of Banner Elk, North Carolina, this book exchange offers a wide selection of books for readers of all ages and interests.

One of the unique features of Banner Elk Book Exchange is its commitment to promoting literacy and giving back to the community. The book exchange accepts donations of gently used books from individuals who are looking to pass on their books to new readers. By donating books to the exchange, readers are able to share their love of reading with others and contribute to the local literary community.

Donating books to the Banner Elk Book Exchange is a simple and meaningful way to support literacy in the community. Whether you have books that you have finished reading and would like to pass on, or simply have books that are taking up space on your bookshelf, donating them to the book exchange allows others to discover new stories and authors.

The Banner Elk Book exchange is also always on the lookout for volunteers to help at the front desk.


For a list of book donations they accept and information about volunteering please visit their website at: https://bannerelkbookexchange.com

(The Banner Elk Book Exchange is a 2023 HCCF grant recipient)

Helping With Homelessness

Hospitality House

2023 Grant Recipient

Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina

is a regional nonprofit housing and homeless services agency, that works in seven rural North Carolina counties (Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Mitchell, Yancey) providing housing, shelter, food access, homeless prevention, street outreach, counseling and crisis assistance. Since 1984, the mission of Hospitality House has been to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment. is an organization that provides a safe haven for those experiencing homelessness, offering programs and support to help individuals and families rebuild their lives one step at a time.

At Hospitality House, every person is welcomed with open arms and given the tools they need to overcome their challenges and create a brighter future. Through a variety of services, including shelter, meals, counseling, and job training, individuals are empowered to take control of their lives and work towards a better tomorrow.


We are inspired by the dedication and compassion of the staff and volunteers at Hospitality House, who work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of those in need. By supporting this organization, we are not only providing immediate assistance to those experiencing homelessness, but also helping to break the cycle of poverty and create lasting change.

Please contact the High Country Charitable Foundation to make a donation to help us continue our support for such an amazing organization.

To learn more about Hospitality House and the important work that they do please visit there website: https://www.hosphouse.org

Organizational Spotlight

The Jason Project

2023 Grant Recipient

We are excited to share with you the incredible impact that The Jason Project is having on at-risk teens in our community. This innovative program takes teens who are facing a variety of challenges, including mental disorders, drug addictions, abuse, neglect, and involvement in the system, and helps them find hope and healing through the power of nature.

Through four hikes on Grandfather Mountain in the summer, these teens are given the opportunity to confront their fears, push their limits, and learn to respect the beauty and power of the natural world. It is through these challenges that they are able to overcome adversity and discover their own strength and resilience.

The Jason Project is not just about climbing mountains, it is about climbing out of the darkness and into the light. It is about showing these teens that they are capable of so much more than they ever believed possible. It is about giving them a second chance and helping them find a new path forward.

We are so proud of the work that The Jason Project is doing and the positive impact it is having on the lives of these teens. We hope that you will join us in supporting this incredible program and helping to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Together, we can help these teens overcome their challenges and reach new heights. Thank you for your support. Contact HCCF today to help us continue our support for The Jason Project.

The Jason Project was founded by Jason and Cheryl Nipper in honor of their late son Jason.

To learn more about their wonderful organization: Click Here


Save The Date

Date Change:

ο»ΏThe High Country Charitable Foundation will be our hosting our

Tenth Anniversary Fund Raiser

August 3, 2024


More Exciting News To Come!



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As our community's needs evolve, we remain committed to improving the quality of life for all. And your gift helps make it possible!

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