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The Council on Aging of Buncombe County provides over 10,000 units of service each year to older adults and they depend on the generosity of supporters like you!

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Council on Aging of Buncombe County 
46 Sheffield Circle
Asheville, NC 28803

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Your Gift Makes a Difference

Your $100 donation allows us to provide essential service, such as:

  • 4.5 hours of Respite Care or
  • 20 meals at our dining sites or
  • 10 grab bars for Minor Home Repair or 
  • 3 hours of Medicare Counseling 

“The Senior Dining Program has been a lifesaver for us. My wife now has dementia and we come to this program for meals, exercise, and socialization. We try to never miss a day.”

– Walt Farris, Weaverville Senior Dining Participant

Ways to Give


Individual Giving

Donate to the Council on Aging of Buncombe County though continuous, monthly or one time giving.

Planned Giving

Support the Council on Aging of Buncombe County through gift planning. Contact us at (828) 277-8288 for more information on outright gifts (securities, retirement plans, gifts of real estate) and deferred gifts (bequests, endowments, IRA rollovers). 

Corporate Sponsorship

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, contact John Wingerter at (828) 277-8288 for more information.

Material In-Kind Donations

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Non-perishable food items are always a welcome donation!

Material In-Kind donations are greatly appreciated and needed to better serve our clients. Below are products we accept:

  • Non-perishable food items (Items high in protein, easy to meals, canned food) 
  • Incontinence Supplies (Depends and Pull-ups: small, medium and large preferred) 
  • Nutritional drinks (Ensure, Glucerna, Orgain, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cellphones

Donor Tree

Donor Tree

Supporters who donate $200 or more per year as an unrestricted gift to the Council on Aging get a leaf on our Donor Tree.  We can’t thank our supporters enough, and our tree is public recognition of their generous gift!


Issue Spotlight: Heat Relief

  • For a donation of $30 you can provide a box fan and have it delivered to a homebound at-risk senior.
  • For a donation of $190 you can provide an air conditioner, installed by Council on Aging  Minor Home Repair staff with a doctor’s recommendation. 

COABC provides heat relief in the form of box fans and air conditioners to at-risk seniors. This year the demand is even greater as these individuals are increasingly isolated under strict pandemic guidance to remain at home. These vulnerable adults often struggle to make ends meet, choosing between paying bills and spending money on food, and are often uncertain or weary about where to turn for help. Allow us to support our neighbors by purchasing this equipment, providing safe delivery, and installing ACs with COVID precautions. The trained social service professionals are here to serve and we need your support!


Where Your Dollars Go

Council on Aging of Buncombe County is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. is a charitable organization 501(c)(3) registered with the Secretary of State of the State of North Carolina.  You can find out more about our organization at the Secretary of State of North Carolina website and click on Search Our Registry to look up the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc.

We greatly appreciate your support.

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