The Board of Directors of Great Smokies Health Foundation approved the funding of 31 grants totaling $85,920 to non-profits, schools and governmental agencies in Jackson and Swain counties from the 2019 Thrift Shop Grant Program. Grants focused on health, wellness and prevention projects/programs.

Jackson awards were presented at the Great Smokies Health Foundation Thrift Shop, 965 Skyland Drive, Sylva on Sept. 26.

Agencies located in Jackson County that received grant funding include:

AWAKE, Children’s Advocacy Center, Blue Ridge Mountains Health, Blue Ridge Health Project, Inc., Center For Domestic Peace, Inc., Full Spectrum Farms, Inc., HIGHTS, Inc., JC Department on Aging, JC and SC Extension Services, JC Department of Public Health, JC Fire & Life Safety, Inc., JC Government. – HERE IN JC, Life Challenge of WNC, Inc., Mountain Projects – JC Neighbors in Need, Meridian Behavioral Health Services, Inc., REACH of MC – Crisis Text Line, Safe Kids of JC, Inc., Southwestern Child Development Commission, The Community Table, Inc., United Christian Ministries, Vecino’s, Inc., and Webster Enterprises of JC, Inc.

The mission of the Great Smokies Health Foundation Thrift Shops is “to raise money to support the health needs of our community by selling, at an affordable price, items donated by and sold to our customers”. The 2019 Thrift Shop Grant Program is a way to make an impact in the health and wellness of area communities.

To receive additional information or to volunteer, contact the Foundation office at 507-2270 or e-mail: greatsmokieshealth@gmail.com.