Who We Support

The Go Local Card celebrates the interdependence of our businesses to each other, public education and to the youth in our community.

Our community values equitable educational opportunities for everyone and the Go Local Card is an annual fundraiser for Asheville’s city public schools. Since inception, we have raised over $100,000 for our schools. This program connects 4,000 children and their families to a healthy local economy and locally owned businesses that support their school.


The Shen Nong Society is an organization formed to support the vital and committed community of practitioners of East Asian medicine who design and recommend individualized formulations of herbs and natural products for their patients. These recommendations are based on the over 2000 years of practice traditions that have spread from China to Japan and Korea and throughout East Asia and evolved over time.  We are devoted to helping our patients through the use of Chinese and East Asian medicine (or Oriental Medicine), and our community needs to be well informed regarding all issues that impact our ability to serve the public through our practice.

ATS is a 501c3 not for profit organization dedicated to the preservation, documentation, and dissemination of China’s traditional knowledge. Focusing on the last generation of practitioners who were born and educated pre 1949, we have published 60 educational videos, organized 120 seminars and archived over 1,000 hours of audio and video material since 1991. The Association believes that the survival of traditional knowledge is imperative as we face issues of sustainability and development in the 21st century. ATS further believes that for this knowledge to survive in today’s world, it must prove itself useful, becoming independent of the philanthropic world.

The Mission of the American Society of Acupuncturists is to promote the highest standards of professional practice for Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine in the United States, thereby to benefit the public health.  Through strengthening the profession at the state level while promoting collaboration nationally and internationally, the ASA provides its members, the public, legislators, and regulators resources for ensuring the best expression of this ancient and modern medicine.

The American Herbalists Guild promotes clinical herbalism as a viable profession rooted in ethics, competency, diversity, and freedom of practice. The American Herbalists Guild supports access to herbal medicine for all and advocates excellence in herbal education.

United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come. The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education, and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. We hope that you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission. UpS is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization.

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association began as a small group of veterinarians who were interested in a holistic approach to veterinary medicine. They first met in 1982 at the Western States Veterinary Conference (now called the Western Veterinary Conference) and decided to create a formal organization. The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association is the mindful leader elevating the veterinary professional through innovation, education, and advocacy of integrative medicine.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a No-Kill organization in Asheville, North Carolina. We are a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Corporation (EIN: 20-8787719). In addition to offering services to our community, our Behavioral Counseling and Youth Education programs help promote a better understanding of, and respect for, companion animals. The 10,000 sq.ft. Joyce B. Cambron Adoption Center, located at 31 Glendale Avenue, is home to up to 100 dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, and small animals each day. In this energetic environment, animals receive mental stimulation and exercise through a variety of enrichment programs. Brother Wolf’s dedicated staff, volunteers, and fosters ensure that each animal receives lots of love and attention until finding his or her forever home.