Since our inception in 1989, Jubilee! has dedicated its resources to improving our lives, our community and our world. During our first year, Jubilee! gave $10,000 to local, national, and international agencies that feed the hungry and shelter the homeless in the greater Asheville area. We have since given over $2.2 million to such agencies, and have donated more than any other faith community in Western North Carolina to Homeward Bound for the homeless and MANNA Food Bank.
Financial Ways to Give
Since we cannot gather together in person right now due to COVID-19 safety concerns, there are four ways you can continue to make financial donations:
- Donate online
- Use the Giveplus app, enter zip code 28801, click on Jubilee!
- Text to 844-962-2639
- Mail checks to Jubilee Community, 46 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801
These types of donations will be used in the same manner that in-person donations are used:
- Pledged gifts & plate collections: Jubilants are encouraged to contribute to Jubilee!’s mission by filling out a pledge form. You may make monetary gifts on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis, or in any other manner that is convenient to you. Secure one time and recurring online donations can be made here. Many Jubilants have found it advantageous to make donations of appreciated stocks or include Jubilee! in their planned giving.
- Hunger Basket: in addition to plate collections, Hunger Baskets are placed on the altar every Sunday, and Jubilants are encouraged to contribute to a special fund supporting agencies that feed the hungry, such as MANNA Food Bank, Meals of Wheels, and Homeward Bound for the homeless.
- Designate your gift: You may also make a donation to a specific agency or Jubilee! cause, such as teen service trips, by contributing to the Designated Gift Fund. Please mark your special contribution if it is designated for a specific cause. Finally, you may contribute to the Compassion Fund, set up for individuals in need of assistance. These contributions are confidential due to the nature of the fund. We realize that some of the current ways of online donating do not allow for designation, so you can email email@example.com and make your designation known that way.
Jubilee! tracks your financial gifts when you pay by check. If you prefer to make cash donations and wish to receive credit for your contribution, please put the money in an envelope with your name on it. In January of each year you will receive a statement that reflects your contributions for the previous year
Other Ways to Give
Throughout the year, Jubilee! also make contributions in the form of goods earmarked for populations in need. Past drives have collected socks for the homeless (a campaign called “the Joy of Socks”), house-keeping supplies for elderly and disabled residents of the Vanderbilt Apartments, fresh produce for MANNA Food Bank, and school supplies for children.
The “Talent Project” produces funds for the Jubilee! heating fund, which helps offset the rising costs of winter heat, especially for the elderly. If you choose to participate, you will be given ten dollars in seed money to develop a product to sell at the “Bizarre Bazaar” on designated Sundays in December, or to create a fund-raising event of your own. Past Bizarre Bazaar merchandise has included hand-made jewelry, pottery, home-baked cookies, knitted and crocheted hats and scarves, original paintings and other works of art, beaded bookmarks called book “thongs,” and home-grown and canned pickles endorsed by none other than Jubilee!’s own Sister Harry Margaret (a.k.a. our founder Howard Hanger).
Where Does Your Money Go?
Money contributed to the Community is spent as specified by the Jubilee! budget. This budget, which is available for you for viewing, includes salaries and building operation costs as well as funds for community programs, team ministries and other projects. The Jubilee! budget also includes outreach giving—our gifts to our community and world. The Jubilee! Outreach Team is charged with the distribution of this money to local, regional, national, and international non-profit agencies.
Click here to see gifts to the community through 2017. All expenditures except checks written from the Compassion Fund are available for review.