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Dear Friends,

Charlie’s Challenge will again be an on-line fundraiser this year because of the continuation of the pandemic. We will miss seeing you all in person for our usual fun evening but we think it is safer not to be in a large gathering. You all provided amazing support for last year’s on-line event and we are grateful. Because of your generosity we were able to help 140 different families in our county last year. Your gifts were unmatched by any past year’s giving.

Thank You!!!

We welcome you to view the Jackson Neighbors In Need web page, jacksonneighborsinneed.org. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort is once again our main sponsor and is offering a Yeti Cooler and insulated drink cups as a raffle item. Pictured on our web page are additional wonderful raffle items offered by our great group of community business supporters. For every fifty dollar donation your name will be entered for the drawing. If you donate $200, you will have four tickets in your name.

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, 25 Schulman St., Sylva, NC 28779 with JNIN written on the memo line of your check. Your donations need to reach us by Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 to ensure that your name is entered for the drawing which will occur on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. You will be notified if you win and your prize will be delivered to you.

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.

A Generous Community – Thank you


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.