POP’s Give!Local and Additional End-of-Year Fundraising Results

Give!Local Fundraising Results

give-local-2016The POP Project is excited to help more people enjoy a book-filled 2017, thanks to the generosity of our Give!Local donors.

The Give!Local online fundraising program is an annual Mountain Xpress initiative that enables locals to help area nonprofits through micro-donations. POP was one of 2016’s 47 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 local donors, POP raised $695* during the 2016 Give!Local campaign, or 46% of our $1,500 Give!Local fundraising goal!

Additional Fundraising Results for 2016

Give!Local was just one focus for POP during the end-of-year fundraising season. In total, POP needed to raise $3,000 to meet our operating costs for 2017. We raised $650 through our holiday dinner collaboration with Rhubarb, Catawba Brewing, and Gaining Ground Farm. Several private donations were also placed via the POP Project website.

Ultimately, what put us over the top of our fundraising goal was a special surprise donation of $1,500 from Ligature Partners. The executive search firm based in Providence, RI, and with an office in Asheville, chose POP as one of its three recipients for their end-of-year giving. POP is very grateful for such a generous and unexpected gift!

Together with our Give!Local and offline donations, POP begins 2017 with our full $3,000 operations fundraising goal, plus an additional 10%!

The POP Project will allocate these funds 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.

Here’s to a community driven 2017. Cheers!


*This is a preliminary total. A final total will be announced as soon as funds are processed.