Give!Local Fundraising Results and Your Invitation to Hi-Wire Brewing

Give!Local Wraps up as a Success


The POP Project is looking forward to helping more people enjoy a book-filled 2016, thanks to the generosity of our Give!Local donors. The Give!Local online fundraising program was an initiative led by the Mountain Xpress that allowed locals to help local nonprofits through micro-donations. POP was one of the 30 inaugural participating nonprofits, and will be receiving 100% of donations made to us through the site, minus credit card processing fees. And we’re very proud of the donations we brought in:

Thanks to Give!Local donors, POP raised $1,143 during the inaugural Give!Local online fundraising campaign, or 38% of our operating budget for 2016! Together with our offline donations, POP is starting the year with an additional $1,428 in our accounts.

The POP Project will use these funds to help cover operating costs so that our volunteer staff can focus on our mission and our passion: to provide more men, women, and children in our community with free access to books. Every dollar in POP’s budget translates to roughly $10 in books delivered to schools and headstart programs, nonprofit agencies, veterans’ facilities, and detention centers in Asheville and surrounding areas.

Thank you again to our Give!Local and offline end-of-year donors.

Join us at Hi-Wire Brewing on January 21


We’d love to thank all our supporters in person. Please join us on Thursday, January 21 at Hi-Wire Brewing’s downtown location for a pint. POP representatives will be there from 6:00–8:00 pm to share a cheers and answer any questions you may have about our nonprofit, mission, or plans for 2016.

Every month, Hi-Wire Brewing’s downtown Asheville location raises funds for local charities by donating 15% of its tasting room sales proceeds to a worthy cause. Any pints purchased over the course of the evening count, so feel free to stop in at your convenience anytime from 4:00–11:00 pm for a delicious local brew and to support the POP Project at the same time.

RSVP here on Facebook and to share the event with your friends.

Here’s to a community driven 2016. Cheers!