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Helping Hands Collecting Donations for Fun Flea Sale!

Helping Hands is collecting Donations for their Fun Flea Sale.  The Presale of Clothing and Accessories will be held July 24th and 25th with the Big Sale September 18th, 19th and 20th.  Proceeds from these sales will go to Homes of Hope, Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center, and Mitchell County Animal Rescue.  To donate items: Drop off Wednesdays and Saturdays June 17th through September 16th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the yellow building across from Glen Raven on 19E in Burnsville.  For large item pickup in Yancey call 208-2727 or 678-9111. For large item pickup in Mitchell call 239-850-4240.

Charity House Mission Resale Shop

Charity House Mission Resale Shop located at the former D&R Furniture Store is selling all clothing at half price every Wednesday.  Stop in and get yourself lots of bargains.  They welcome donations, monetary and gently used furniture.  For furniture pickup call 828-678-0726 or 284-3541. They are open from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Saturday.

Benefit Barbecue for Pastor Robert Norris

The Church of God of Prophecy will be having a "Benefit Barbecue" with all the fixings on Saturday July 11th for Pastor Robert Norris.  It will start at 12:00 noon at "Bill's Hill" off Graceland Drive in Green Mountain. This is to help with unexpected medical expenses. There will be a variety of music and entertainment with takeout plates available as long as the food lasts.

"Yellow Jacket" John Bailey's Cemetery in Need of Funds

The historical and ancestral "Yellow Jacket" John Bailey Cemetery at Relief was restored in 2002 and has been well-maintained each summer since. Money is needed for the Cemetery Fund to continue the cemetery upkeep for 2015.  Contributions may be mailed to: James C. Byrd, Treasurer, P.O. Box 273, Burnsville, NC 28714.  It is felt that many relatives among the host of "Yellow Jacket" descendents will be glad to help with this worthy project.  With thanks in advance, James C. Byrd.

Books in Boxes

Yancey County Literacy Council, Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library, and Graham's Children's Health Services are partnering together to put "Books in Boxes" and you can help. Yancey Transporation will deliver food boxes to Yancey families with children in need this summer.  Help send children's books with every box to nourish their minds as well as their bodies.  To help, drop a book in the box located at the Yancey County Public Library and they'll deliver it to a needy child.

Local Food Pantries (Details)


Mitchell County Food Pantries (Details)

Needs Your Old Seed/Feed Bags

I have a small business and am trying to reach people in this area who might be feeding animals or the birds. I need your feed bags. I make handbags from these and am running out of anything to work with! Don't trash them, I can recycle them. Email

Food Ministry for the Needy of All Counties

 Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy.  The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food.  All counties are welcome.  Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.