Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, Farm Burger, Juicy Lucy’s, Over Easy Café, and Scully’s Bar & Grille are joining forces to host a Holiday Donation Drive to support CARING for Children’s Trinity Place Youth Shelter. Every Tuesday from December 8-22nd, the public is encouraged to visit one of the five local restaurants with a donation of new to gently worn clothing (such as coats, mittens, and backpacks) as well as toiletry items (shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste/toothbrush, deodorant, etc.) as part of the Holiday Donation Drive. For every donation as a whole, you will receive a $5 gift certificate to the participating location.
Trinity Place is a supervised short-term shelter located in downtown Asheville, NC that serves boys and girls (ages 7-17) who have run away from home or are homeless and living on the street. Some youth may have experienced abuse or neglect at home, while others just need a cooling off period and counseling to be able to work things out with their family.
Trinity Place is open 24/7/365. Trained staff provide 24-hour telephone support, transportation to/from Buncombe County schools, individual and family counseling, and age-appropriate educational and recreational activities. As Amy Hobson, Program Coordinator, says, “Although Trinity Place receives some federal and local funding, we also depend on private donations to make ends meet!” .
On creating this fundraising effort, Jennifer Zyla, manager at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria, says, “We are so proud of Barley’s, Farm Burger, Lucy’s, Scully’s, and Over Easy Cafe for coming together to support Trinity Place, an organization that would truly benefit from all of these donations."
For more information about participating in the Holiday Donation Drive as a donor or participating location, contact Jennifer Zyla at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-458-4354. Be sure to check out the Facebook page here.
About Trinity Place (CARING for Children)
CARING for Children is an Asheville-based non-profit that has worked with children and families throughout Buncombe County and Western North Carolina for over 40 years. CARING has developed highly successful and effective programs in Foster Care, Residential Group Homes, Mental Health Services and Family Support and Respite that serve over 1,600 children and families annually. Trinity Place is a program of CARING for Children. For more information, visit www.Caring4Children.org or call Terri Bowman (828) 785-1590.