Our Chapter of The Order of Secular Franciscans is partnering with Homeward Bound in collecting warm winter wear for the homeless. Please place needed items in the designated box located in the vestibule near the Library door after each weekend Mass between October 22, and November 6th. (items needed: hand warmers, gloves, hats, socks, undergarments, and cough drops) Fortunately, there are sufficient coats and jackets thanks to the well-organized efforts of Eblen Charities, so the focus is on small items.
Homeward Bound - AHOPE - also provides services like housing, mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, medical care, employment, and so much more to our homeless community here in Asheville. For more information please go to