Community

Community Giving
 
On the second Sunday of every month, the fellowship takes up a special collection and donates the funds to a local non-profit agency that delivers necessary community services.

Looking for immediate assistance? Here is a list of emergency resources!

2016 Community Giving Partners:

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Hospitality House

Hospitality House is a private, non-profit crisis intervention agency that assists adults and families in homeless situations. It is the only homeless shelter in a seven-county area including Ashe, Avery, Allegheny, Mitchell, Wilkes, Watauga, and Yancey.

In addition, once a month, BUUF provides a meal to serve at the Hospitality House as another way to support this great community. 



The Children's Playhouse
The mission of The Children's Playhouse is to provide children from birth to age eight with an enriching, educational play environment while at the same time offering their parents and caregivers friendly support in the important job of raising children.

The Playhouse serve as an informal “town square” for the High Country: a place where natives and newcomers, out-of-towners and locals, experienced parents and eager first-timers, and people of all classes are brought together to share the joy of playful learning with their children. Stimulating arts– and science-based programs, enticing play areas and exhibits, and informative parenting resources all support this mission.




Community Care Clinic: Women's Health Program

The Community Care Clinic is a non-profit, free medical clinic that provides health care to low-income persons in the community who do not have health insurance. Through disease prevention, continuity of care, and active follow-up, the Clinic promotes the health and well-being of our community.


F.A.R.M. Cafe Garden Project

The F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Cafe is a non-profit eatery offering a “chalkboard menu” of delicious, nutritious meals simply prepared with locally grown, unprocessed and fairly-traded ingredients. People will pay what they can for the food they eat either through generous donations based on a “suggested price menu” or through volunteer activities related to the operation of the cafe.


Tranzmission Project
Tranzmission was founded in Asheville, NC on April 2nd, 2001. We quickly discovered that amazing things can happen when people come together! Our membership includes trans women and men as well as non-binary folk and allies. Over the years our membership continues to change and evolve, and we continue to celebrate and nourish the incredible diversity within our community.

Our mission is to help make the lives of transgender and non binary people safer, healthier, and happier through education, advocacy, and support.



Circles of the High Country
Circles of the High Country is a poverty elimination initiative and self-help program at the Hospitality House of Boone is working to end the cycle of dire economic conditions in the High Country.

Circles of the High Country is part of a larger national initiative that engages participants in a 16-week program that gives them the tools and resources to help them pull themselves out of poverty.




Back to School Festival (B2SF)
B2SF was created to lift the heavy financial burden that back-to-school shopping creates for local families. When families are unable to afford supplies the responsibility often falls on faculty and staff and can leave the child feeling insecure or inadequate. We can make a difference!




Western Youth Network
In 1985, Western Youth Network (WYN) was created to answer a community's cry for more local services for youth. We take the time to build relationships. The WYN meets kids where they are and introduces them to good role models. They dare kids to discover what's possible and help the kids of the High Country to challenge themselves, learn about others, and find their place in our community and our world.


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International Day of Peace Celebration
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on September 21st. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to "commemorating and strengthening the of peace both within and among all nations and peoples/" Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace about all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
  

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OASIS
OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga, Avery & surrounding counties.

OASIS also provides advocacy for victims of sexual assault. We are available to offer support to clients while in the hospital during and after physical examinations and provide referrals to any appropriate agencies or organizations. In addition, OASIS provides clothing to the victims who may have had theirs taken as evidence.




Disabled American Veterans - Watauga County Chapter 90
We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

  


Three Kings Celebration

The 5th annual Three Kings Day celebration commemorates the arrival of the three wise men who came bearing gifts for baby Jesus. It's fun for the whole family with a special Three Kings presentation, crafts, games, food, and gifts for children.

This event has been made possible by High Country United Church of Christ and Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, as well as other members from our community.