I want to hear your ideas to help kids thrive!
Last June, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted to allocate $70,000 within the Strategic Partnership Grants fund for emerging issues across the county. Each Commissioner - there are 7 of us - has the discretion to award $10,000 in our district for projects that address a public purpose and are eligible for county funding.
I've chosen to allocate this funding in two $5,000 grants focused on helping children in our community thrive.
Almost 50% of all children in Buncombe County live in poor to low-income homes and 20% of children experience food insecurity. We can do better by our kids - and we must.
Let me know about organizations or projects that are making real change in the lives of children and that do work in District 1 (they can work other places too).
Email me at Jasmine.Beach-Ferrara@buncombecounty.org with the name of the group you're nominating and a link or article about their work.
I'll accept nominations through Monday, April 8.