OpenDoors of Asheville connects local children living in multi-generational poverty with an active, individualized network of support, enrichment and education opportunities. At OpenDoors, we invest in kids who live in poverty so they will learn to invest in themselves and in the end, break the cycle of poverty for themselves and for our community. Get involved.
In the beginning, there was great suspicion and mistrust as residents of the Hillcrest public housing complex observed the white, suburban soccer moms dropping off a young black boy after practice with their own sons, the sounds of high-fives and laughter floating from the minivans as the friends said their goodbyes.
She began as a volunteer in her sons third grade classroom. But what our Person of the Week experienced, inspired her to go much further than third grade. She created OpenDoors, and it’s opening hearts and minds…
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It’s only four years old but it’s already one of the most popular fund-raising events in the area. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, a growing crowd of supporters will gather for the OpenDoors of Asheville Art Affair at The Venue, 21 N. Market Street, for a “Paris of the South” themed evening to help raise money for children living in poverty. There will be fine art, gourmet food, wine, beer, and lots of great entertainment. Read the full article on the Laurel of Asheville.