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Asheville Habitat shares 'round-up' revenue, beneficiaries

Jan 25, 2024 04:52PM ● By WNC Business

ASHEVILLE – Shoppers at the Asheville Habitat ReStores can support more than Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing. Through the Register Round Up program, folks have the opportunity to contribute to the work of a wide range of non-profit organizations meeting myriad community needs. In 2023, thanks to the generosity of shoppers who chose to “round up” at the registers, $24,591 was raised and donated to 11 local non-profits and a Habitat for Humanity disaster response effort. The 2023 beneficiaries were: 

  • Neighbors in Need
  • MLK Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County 
  • Bounty & Soul
  • Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
  • Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness
  • Helpmate
  • Homeward Bound
  • The Mediation Center
  • Habitat for Humanity Maui (Wildfires relief efforts)
  • Asheville Poverty Initiative
  • ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters 
  • The Steady Collective

“It was a big year and your contribution through the Round Up made a huge difference,” shared Aiyanna Foltz, Donor Relations Manager at Bounty and Soul. “We are so thankful to the ReStore and Habitat for Humanity for nourishing so many through the Register Round Up program!”

Kim Klass, Manager of the Weaverville Habitat ReStore and Chair of the ReStore’s Societal Impact Committee noted, “The ReStore provides a conduit; we are pleased to facilitate a connection to non-profits in the area doing good work. It’s the generosity of our shoppers that make this program so impactful. All the small incremental donations - 10, 30, 65 cents - add up to big change.”

In the program’s inaugural year, 2019, $11,717 was raised. Since then, thousands of small sub-$1 donations have cumulatively raised more than $105,000 for community partners.

About the Asheville Habitat ReStores:
The ReStores in Asheville and Weaverville sell donated items to the public with proceeds helping to fund Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s building and repair programs. Along with Habitat homeowner mortgage payments, the ReStore represents a sustainable funding source for the non-profit. The ReStore provides the community with a source for affordable home improvement items, diverts more than 2,800 tons of usable material from the landfill each year, and supports other non-profits through its Register Round Up program. For more information, please call 828.254.6706 or visit
Source: Asheville Habitat ReStores