news & updates

Lake Toxaway Charities mission is to support the charities, medical outreach, and educators who work with and minister to the abused, disabled, indigent, and those with special needs in Transylvania County.
June 17, 2020
News and Updates
Save the Date, for our July 25th Lake Toxaway Charities Sports Day and Gala, "Passport to Adventure."
Visit our website for up to the moment information on the good work your donations are doing in our community.
The Rosman High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) needs a used truck to haul farm animals (via a trailer that Lake Toxaway Charities is funding) to FFA events in NC/SC/Tennessee/Georgia. The current truck is shared between Rosman and Brevard High Schools and creates logistic issues. FFA is an excellent organization, committed to teaching students rounded knowledge of how to be local, successful farmers in today’s world.
New Grants Disbursed
to provide support for our neighbors in need
The Grant Assessment Committee has been busy the last several months reviewing the virtual flood of emergency grant requests due to the Coronavirus outbreak and its impacts on our community. However, despite the flurry of emergency grant activity we, at Lake Toxaway Charities, have not forgotten our commitment to you and our supported agencies to review routine grant requests.

Your Grant Assessment Committee met on May 26th to discuss our 2020 grant requests. Several grant requests were formally approved in the meeting, but others required additional due diligence and site visits, eight of which were completed just last week. Each agency request stands on its own merit each year, and we “say no” if a new agency does not meet our mission’s criteria. We have, in fact, reduced funding and/or turned down current agencies based on our site visit and/or their current description of need.

Due to the incredible response from our donors, a RECORD $642,000 was granted this June, which is a 72% increase over the record 2019 grant amount of $372,000. Lake Toxaway Charities now serves total of 51 agencies. In addition to these routine grants, our donors also raised an incredible $175,000 in "emergency grant" funding. Thus far, $75,500 in emergency COVID grants have been approved in 2020 to provide for the critical needs of our neighbors: food, shelter, and prescription medications. The remainder is being held in reserve to supply additional emergency grants for food and shelter and medical needs through Christmas due to the unprecedented need in Transylvania County in the wake of the Coronavirus. 

We have highlighted a few of the approved 2020 grants below. We look forward to sharing more with you in our next e-blast. We take your trust in us seriously. Thank you for your generosity. Your donations go to very good causes and support many deserving people in our county.
Lake Toxaway Charities recently approved a $17,487 grant request to fully fund the purchase of new weight room equipment for Rosman High and Middle School students.
Lake Toxaway Charities approved a $11,450 grant request to contribute to the Augustine Literacy Project. The projects helps improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. 
Lake Toxaway Charities recently approved a $15,000 grant request to fund Meals on Wheels programming. Meals on Wheels delivers hot lunches daily to the homes of house-bound seniors in the upper part of Transylvania County. 
Updates on previously disbursed emergency grants
Change the World
Good News Corner
Transylvania County Schools asked us to share their appreciation to you for the $20,000 Backpack Buddies donation in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Click here to read the thank you note.
Friends and Neighbors, please see the thank you note from graduate, Leanne Owen

Lake Toxaway Charities made a special one time donation to honor our 2020 Rosman High Seniors as part of our Tiger Improvement Group “TIG” initiative. 

Click here to read the thank you note.
Lake Toxaway Charities is a community leader
Lake Toxaway Charities has been a community leader for over 40 years in helping the hungry, homeless, abused, and the medically and educationally deprived.

Lake Toxaway Charities is “stepping up” and giving back quickly with focus on food, shelter, and prescription drug needs.

Please consider a financial donation to allow Lake Toxaway Charities to meet these critical needs, both current and anticipated.

Make checks out to Lake Toxaway Charities
PO Box 163, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747

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