Shop/dine event helps Black Mountain Home

From staff reports

Area businesses are rallying around Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families to help increase awareness of the home’s ministry to abused, abandoned and neglected children. On Thursday, June 18, businesses in Black Mountain, Asheville, Brevard, Hendersonville, Marion and Mills River will contribute a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Home’s Every Day Fund. You can help give children at the home hope and a future by dining and shopping at participating businesses.

Businesses participating on June 18 include more than 40 in Black Mountain alone, including Ace Hardware, Appalachian Technical Services, Art from the Heart, Athens Pizza, Black Mountain Bistro and Black Mountain Quilts. Also participating are Black Mountain Running Co., Black Mountain Yarn Shop, C.W. Moose Trading Co., and Cherry Street Kids. Taking part also are Coach House, Common Housefly, Dark City Deli, Doncaster, Dripolator Coffee House and Dynamite Roasting Co.

Other businesses include Fresh Wood Fired Pizza, Gateway Eatery, Giftcrafts, Gingko Tree Gallery, Head to Toe and Hopey & Co. Also participating are Hot Dog King, Kilwin's, Krista Anne's, Louise’s Kitchen, Mac's Mountain Grill, Mountain Nest. Also involved are Okie Dokie's Smokehouse, One Fly Outfitters, Penland’s Furniture, Pepperoni's Gourmet Pizza, Roots & Fruits Market, Saki Sushi, Seven Sisters Gallery, The Artisan Gourmet Market, The Asheville House, The Merry Wine Market, The Veranda Café, Thyme & Again, Town Hardware & General Store and The Trailhead.

Ten Thousand Villages also participated in the fundraiser during a special event at Montreat Conference Center in April. “We appreciate the work Black Mountain Home does with families, children and youth all through the year,” manager Ellen McClintock said.

Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families has been caring for abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children in Western North Carolina for more than a century. Begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the home began its ministry taking in Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared.

Today, the ministry serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care, residential care, transitional living and independent living. Learn more at or 686-3451.