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BCS Cares: Making a Difference in Our Community
BCS Cares: Making a Difference in Our Community
Posted on 11/20/2020
BCS staff contributed $49,767.12 during the 2020-21 BCS Cares campaign to help area students and families in need.BCS Communications

One of our core values in Buncombe County Schools is to invest purposefully, and the annual BCS Cares employee giving campaign is an important way that our organization realizes this aim.

We're proud that BCS staff personally contributed $49,767.12 during the 2020-21 BCS Cares campaign to help area students and families in need during one of the most challenging seasons our community has faced. More than ever, community organizations are playing a vital role in supporting those facing hardships of many kinds as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through employee donations to Eblen Charities, the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, and the BCS Foundation, families have increased access to school supplies, clothing, housing, food, home heating assistance, and other essential services. Additionally, the BCS Foundation funds innovative educational projects, teacher grants, student scholarships, and more.

"It says so much that our school family gave from their hearts to support these wonderful partners," said Associate Superintendent Ms. Susanne Swanger. "I am so appreciative of how the BCS Foundation, Eblen Charities, and the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County have adapted what they do to support and care for our students, families, and staff members during these challenging times."

The 2020-21 BCS Cares campaign was organized by committee members Bev Benfield, Susanne Swanger, Brian Propst, Stephanie Davis, Suzanne Gavenus, and Benjamin Rickert.

It’s time to make a difference.

As we approach the holidays and end of the year, community members can give directly to these organizations through their websites to benefit families in Buncombe County.

Prefer to volunteer?

If hands-on help and time is what you have to give, know that Eblen Charities and the United Way continually organize volunteers around a number of area projects and needs. Visit Eblen’s How You Can Help page or handsonasheville.org to learn more.

Special thanks to our staff who chose to give during this year's BCS Cares Campaign!
Learn more about these organizations in this year’s BCS Cares video.



Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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