Blowing Rock Art and History Museum in Blowing Rock, NC, is Collecting Cans and Coats for Local Nonprofits – Nov. 4 – Dec. 22, 2015

Just in time for the winter,​ the​ Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM), in Blowing Rock, NC, is collecting coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and non​​perishable food items for Watauga County’s Hunger and Health Coalition​ ​and for ​Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S.​ ​from Nov. 4 – Dec. 22, 2015.

Lee Carol Giduz, executive director of BRAHM, says, “BRAHM is pleased to serve as a collection site for these two wonderful community organizations. We live in a community with many people in need and this project gives those of us who can contribute the chance to do so.  It is our hope that using the museum as a drop-off site will make it easier for people to contribute to both organizations.” BRAHM will also give a $2 discount on museum admission for all donations.

The Hunger and Health Coalition is dedicated to relieving poverty and hunger in a compassionate manner for families and individuals who are experiencing economic hardship and food shortage.​ ​This ​assistance may include food, medicine, and referrals to other community resources. The Hunger and Health Coalition meets emergency needs while acting as a community resource​, aiding those in need to find a more permanent solution.

Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. is a food pantry that provides basic, nonperishable food to families and individuals in Watauga County. It supplements county services and works in cooperation with other countywide efforts. No one is sent away hungry.

This food and clothing drive is part of the Museum’s community outreach. BRAHM is open Tuesday – Saturday,  10am – 5pm, with extended hours on Donation Day Thursdays, 10am – 7pm. The Museum is located in downtown Blowing Rock at 159 Chestnut Street, on the corner of Chestnut and Main Street.

For more information about this program or other upcoming activities at BRAHM, please call 828/295-9099 or visit (www.blowingrockmuseum.org).

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