Hands On Jackson – 2021

Dear Jackson County,

We hope you will support the 3rd Annual Hands on Jackson event scheduled for October 14, 2021.  For the previous two events, the community supported this effort in a big way completing a total of 35 projects with the help of nearly 200 volunteers each year.  Our hope is to have similar impact this year but we need your help.  This event is organized by the Hands on Jackson Advisory Committee which is comprised of human service agencies, volunteers, and businesses.

This collaboration is focused on providing assistance to neighbors in need through mobilizing community volunteer teams of all skill levels and matching them with needs.  Jobs will range from building ramps to cleaning yards, windows, and gutters. Supplies will be provided to the teams in advance and will be purchased through sponsorships.  A kick off breakfast sponsored by Duke Energy will start that morning at 8:00 a.m. at the Sylva First Baptist Mission and Fellowship Center before the teams report to their assigned jobs.

Volunteer teams, sponsorships, and projects are needed for this upcoming event.  If you know of someone in your community that needs help please fill out the project sheet attached.  Hands on Jackson is looking for team leaders now so if you belong to a group, club, church or business you can organize a volunteer team.  To volunteer with a group or as an individual please complete the attached volunteer application.  Sponsorships are also needed.  We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our effort and join our list of sponsors. In the past, we have raised over $10,000 for each event to help with unmet needs in Jackson County.

If you need additional information on the event, you can contact Eddie Wells at the Jackson County Department on Aging.  For information on volunteering please contact John Chicoine at Mountain Projects, Inc.  Contact information is on the attached flyer.   United and together we can make a difference in our community! 


Hand on Jackson Advisory Committee

Eddie Wells
Executive Director
Jackson County Department on Aging
Phone:  828-586-5494
Fax:  828-631-8049

  • For projects and sponsorship questions contact
    • Eddie Wells – eddiewells@jacksonnc.org, or
  • For volunteering questions contact
    • John Chicoine – jchicoine@mountainprojects.org

2021 Hands on Jackson Flyer

2021 Hands on Jackson Donor Form

2021 Hands on Jackson Project Request Form

2021 Hands on Jackson Volunteer Application Form