Charlie’s Challenge 2021

Jackson Neighbors in Need

Dear Friends,

You Are Invited Charlie’s Challenge 2021

This year, just like so many other things, Charlie’s Challenge will not happen as it always has– -a delicious dinner provided by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and prepared by our beloved Chef Randy. Even though a meal can’t be served Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is still sponsoring this year’s effort. The challenge of trying to help our neighbors in Jackson County stay warm in the cold winter months is still there, just as always, and more important than ever in these very different times. The challenge to help is even more critical this year than it has been in the prior twelve years, during what has been a difficult year for us all.

In this pandemic environment, our annual fundraising “dinner” will be a virtual one this year, that will have to occur in the safety of your own homes. We are pleased to announce that we will still have some exciting raffle items available. Pictures of these items will appear on our website We welcome donations of any size and every donation is appreciated. To donate you may: go to our website and click on the donate button or mail checks to Mountain Projects, 25 Schulman St., Sylva, NC 28779 with JNIN written on the memo line. With each donation of $50, your name will be put in the hat for a drawing to be held on Friday, February 12, 2021. If you donate $200, you will have four tickets in your name. Your donations need to reach us by February 10th to ensure that your name is in the drawing. There will not be a choice of raffle items; but rather a random drawing for each item and an announcement of the winners. We will use the information that we have on file to notify you.

You have been such a loyal supporter for these past years, and we are confident we can once again count on you to help us to continue to meet the significant challenges of providing help for our neighbors during this most unusual year.

We sincerely hope that you and your families have stayed safe and healthy during this pandemic and that you will continue to do so.

With gratitude,
The Advisory Board of Jackson Neighbors in Need, sponsored by Mountain Projects, Inc.