Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty©
Join the MOOvement At Mountain Projects, Inc.
Poverty is a serious issue that deserves community wide efforts to find solutions that work in their own communities. To help open the door for discussions to do just that, the NC Community Action Association has created the “Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty© campaign”. The Campaign provides a strategy using education, social media, and humor with Hope, the Holstein Cow, as the symbol, to raise unrestricted funds to help Mountain Projects Community Action Agency help people with sudden unmet needs help themselves and those around them.
Mountain Projects is the local community action agency for Haywood and Jackson counties. We need to use our collective voices to shift the conversation about poverty and re-commit to the promise of community action to help people help themselves to change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve our communities, and make them a better place to live for all people.
This program is needed in Haywood and Jackson counties because we have poverty levels that are above the state average. The State rate for the number of people living in poverty is 16.4% but it is 17.6% for Haywood (10,436 people) and 20.9% for Jackson (7,879 people). For children living in poverty the State rate is 23.4%. For Haywood county the rate is 27.3% (2957 children) and for Jackson county the rate is also 27.3% (1,899 children).
We invite individuals, businesses, partners, funders, foundations, and community and faith-based leaders to “JOIN the MOOvement” and help us create opportunities that strengthen families, communities, and economies. Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty by working together. Be the Conversation. Be the Solution.
Ask any Child what they want to be when they grow up…. And they never answer poor.
Starting November 1, 2017, and running through December 31, 2017, be on the lookout for various ways you too can “Join the MOOvement” to support local efforts to help our neighbors in need.