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AYC Chooses WNCAP as it’s Charity of the Month

Show Your Support Through January

Asheville Yoga Center kicks off its Charity of the Month project by raising funds for the second year in a row for Western North Carolina AIDS Project during the month of January. Founded in 1986, WNCAP is a non-profit agency working to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS. The organization offers support services for those living with HIV or AIDS and partners with community agencies to bring preventative information to those in all 18 counties of western North Carolina.

Melissa Driver, Director of Operations at Asheville Yoga Center says, “We are honored to partner with WNCAP this month to raise awareness for those in need. They are doing an incredible job by not only providing resources but by also educating individuals in our local communities about preventing HIV and AIDS. As a yoga training center, we understand how valuable access to education and resources is. We’re thankful for their work and generosity, and we aim to do our best to support their efforts.”

Throughout the entire month of January, donation boxes will be displayed at the front desk in both the Studio and Boutique. Furthermore, on Thursday, January 31, 10% of community and drop-in class sales will be donated to WNCAP accompanied by a direct donation of $250.

“We want people living with HIV to not only survive, but to thrive. That means promoting overall wellness and we know that yoga is a powerful took for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We couldn’t be happier that Asheville Yoga Center has selected us as their Charity of the Month in January,” says WNCAP Executive Director, Antonio del Toro.

Members of the community can show their support by attending these classes on January 31 or donating at any point during the month.

For more information about WNCAP, please visit https://wncap.org/about.