Jackson County is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. The Blue Ridge Parkway, abundant lakes and streams, national forests and temperate summer climate make it one of biggest second home and affluent communities in the country. Yet within those same borders there exists a shadow community with a 22% poverty rate that doesn't begin to tell the story.
The southern half of the county, which includes the Cashiers area, doesn't have the public infrastructure and safety net for the less fortunate that even the northern part of the county has. And, neither has the infrastructure of a larger city. Because of this, there exists a number of specialized charitable organizations that try to fill that gap. Most are smaller organizations and worthy of our support.
In 2008, the Cashiers United Methodist Church, St. Jude Catholic Church, the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and Christ Church of the Valley got together to provide the seed money to form a fund raising group to support needy charitable organizations in the area.
Cashiers Cares was founded and is operated by an all-volunteer staff.
Cashiers Cares is a community based organization raising funds and awareness for select charitable organizations both large and small serving the residents of the Cashiers and southern Jackson County area. Because of financial support from the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Cashiers United Methodist Church and the St. Jude Catholic Church, 100% of your donation goes directly to the charities of your choice.
Cashiers Cares, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and has three purposes:
Pam Kerr, Board Chair
Mary Jane Bills