Save the date for our Annual

Charlie’s Challenge Fundraiser – 2023

Dear Friends,

Jackson Neighbors In Need is excited to let your know that we will be having our annual fundraiser, Charlie’s Challenge on January 28, 2023, in person, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Center in Sylva, NC! This promises to be a wonderful evening including the remarkable Darren Nicholson as entertainment, a marvelous meal by Chef Randy from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and an opportunity to give back to your neighbors in need. Please mark your calendars on January 28th at 6PM for Charlie’s Challenge!

All donations are welcome and appreciated. You can donate on our web page by clicking the donate button or you can mail your gift to Mountain Projects, 154 Private Medical PK. LP., Sylva, NC 28779 with JNIN written on the memo line of your check. Or, donate online.

We thank all of you for your continued support of our efforts to help those in need in our community. All of the advisory members of the JNIN board feel grateful that we live in such a caring community.

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



The mission of Jackson Neighbors In Need is to provide assistance to Jackson County residents who do not qualify for assistance from other agencies.

Our mission is accomplished in the following ways:

Heating Assistance

Provide heating assistance, for those in need, during the cold winter months from November 1st to March 31st. We will pay the vendor for electricity, propane, oil and/or wood. We also provide space heaters when needed.

“Bump in the Road” Emergency Funds

This fund assists residents who encounter small economic challenges that they are unable to afford.

Hands On Jackson — “Day Of Caring”

We help sponsor this annual “Day Of Caring” for residents of Jackson County who are in need of assistance with small home repair projects, building a ramp and/or yard cleaning.

Annual Blanket Drive

Blankets are made available for people in need starting in December. They are available for pickup at the Department of Aging, Department of Social Services, Sylva Mountain Projects and the Jackson County Public Library.

For  more information about heating assistance, volunteering or other services, please call 828.331.7177.