Foxfire Mountain’s Sponsored Charities
At Foxfire Mountain we support the three charities listed below. You may also help support these worthwhile charities by making a wish and a contribution at the Old Wishing Well on Blueberry Hill at the entrance to the Bridge to Prosperity. The three charities we support are:
Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains
The Boys and Girls club of the Smoky Mountains offers young people in the East Tennessee Mountains the opportunity to grow and learn in a safe environment and to foster a sense of belonging and competence, in order to influence and build their self-confidence and self-esteem as they grow to adulthood. Today, nearly 1600 boys and girls are in need of the programs and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains at our five branches: Gatlinburg, Kodak, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Seymour.
Bridges to Prosperity
When the rivers swell in rural communities outside the USA, walks to school, work or visits to a doctor can become life threatening without a bridge to cross. Bridges to Prosperity provides these communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers.
B2P works with universities nationwide to offer an opportunity for students’ to use their academic background to make a difference. Students develop leadership and management skills, engage as global citizens and have the opportunity to network with professional mentors and partners. This means that these students learn necessary skills and do some valuable networking while also helping communities around the world. Foxfire Mountain’s Bridge to Prosperity is named after the international charitable organization in order to bring attention to this worthwhile charity that helps people around the world.
Americans Helping Americans
Over the past twelve years Americans Helping Americans has been able to develop a variety of programs working with local residents in collaboration with hospitals, churches, schools and local public and non-profit agencies to address some of the most critical needs faced by Americans especially those in Appalachia. Their mission is to join communities, build and strengthen neighbor relations, and work side by side with residents to address community-wide concerns linking resources supportive of a healthy, safe and economically vibrant standard of living.
Funds raised through private donations are used for home repairs and eviction prevention, utility and medical assistance, eye exams and glasses, new shoes and winter coats, new dentures, monthly and holiday food distributions, and additional emergency needs. Since 1998, AHA has also sponsored over 10,000 children attending day and residential summer camps and supported enrichment programs for at-risk youth.