Give!Local 2017 Fundraising Program Kicks off this SUNDAY!

Mountain Xpress will officially kick off the 2017 Give!Local Asheville giving program this Sunday at the Orange Peel! All are invited to join for networking, live performances, a “fashion show,” and more.

Give!Local is an online fundraising initiative benefiting 37 hyper-local nonprofits through micro-donations and exposure, including the POP Project. But nonprofits aren’t the only one reaping rewards. As a donor, you’ll be getting some great swag, too.

How Give!Local Works

Give!Local allows local donors like you to submit your holiday donations online, all in one place, and reap rewards in the process.

Give $1 to a new nonprofit you’ve never heard of. Give $20 to your favorite cause in town. Split another $150 among another half dozen nonprofits. Where and how much money you give is entirely up to you.

SPECIAL INCENTIVES FOR POP DONORS: Spellbound Children’s Bookshop will offer 50 percent off a Book of the Month subscription ($90–$300 value) to all POP Project donors of $100+.

Once you have added your donations to your digital basket, you simply check out once through the secure online platform. After December 31, nonprofits like POP (we’re in the Arts section) receive 100% of your donation, free of credit card fees.

Based on your total giving level, you too, are able to cash in—at a variety of local businesses. At the first of the year, you’ll receive a coupon book with local incentives for retail and restaurants all over town, as well as any incentives specific to the nonprofits you supported.

Giving back while getting in return? Sounds like a win-win to us!


Come Celebrate with Us!

Give!Local is kicking off THIS SUNDAY with a free community event at the Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Join us on Sunday, October 29 at 6:00pm to meet the nonprofits and celebrate our community. Evening festivities also include a performance by the After-School Hip Hop dance group and “fashion show” of nonprofit contestants.

Donating at the event is also a great way to boost your favorite local nonprofit’s reach throughout the giving season. The nonprofit that raises the most money between RIGHT NOW and 8:45 on Sunday night receives a 100-person ice cream party to help aid their continuing fundraising efforts. If POP wins, you are invited to our party!

Learn more about the event and RSVP on Facebook.

RSVP on Facebook for the Give!Local 2017 kickoff event

Learn More about Give!Local

Visit to learn more about the program incentives and to see a full list of this year’s participating nonprofits and businesses.