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Last Week to Join Merry & Bright Gift Drive!

Now is the season of giving, and WNCAP believes that ALL children have a happy holiday, especially those most in need. This is the final week to join our annual Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Drive. Although we are no longer accepting in-kind donations of gifts, your monetary donation will help ensure that every child in…

WNCAP Closed Dec. 24th – Jan. 1st

In celebration of the Holiday Season, WNCAP offices will be closed from Monday, December 24th through Monday, January 1st. If you need to get in touch with WNCAP during that time, you may leave a voicemail at  (828) 252-7489 or email info@wncap.org. The WNCAP syringe exchange will also be closed during this time. Happy Holidays!

WNCAP Celebrates 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day

Saturday, December 1st marked the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day.WNCAP celebrated with a complimentary community luncheon that toasted the past, present and future of the HIV Movement. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Biltmore Village, the featured speaker was Mike Smith, co-founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Speaking in front of the very first Quilt panel ever created by Cleve…

Catherine Ball Named Volunteer of the Year

WNCAP’s mission of HIV Prevention & Care has always been supported by an army of passionate volunteers. Every year, we present the Mark Doucet Volunteer of the Year Award to an individual who has shown particular dedication in their service to people living with HIV in Western North Carolina. This year, the award went to Catherine Ball (pictured above…

Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Drive

This is the season of giving, and WNCAP is dedicated to ensuring that ALL children have a Merry & Bright holiday, especially those most in need. That’s why we are once again launching our Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Drive. Your donation will help give our clients’ children the presents they truly deserve this season….

AIDS Memorial Quilt Sponsors 2018

Every year, WNCAP exhibits portions of the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt as a way to remember those lost to this disease and to raise awareness about HIV Prevention & Care in our local community. But it costs valuable resources to rent and exhibit the Quilt. Without community support, we could no longer bring this treasure…

Raise Your Hand Auction Is Discontinued

A personal message from WNCAP Executive Director Antonio Del Toro… Dear friends, The beginning of autumn is one of our favorite times of the year. Evenings grow cooler, and the sharp, earthy smell of burning firewood fills the air. The nightly chorus of cicadas fades and gives way to the sound of wind moving through the…

WNCAP Receives Funding to Advance WNC Harm Reduction Alliance

On September 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a $200,000 grant to Western NC AIDS Project (WNCAP) to combat the opioid crisis in the 7 far western counties of North Carolina: Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and the Qualla Boundary. A total…

Register to Vote in the Midterm Elections

It’s true that every election year, pundits and politicians tell us that “this year is the most important election of your lifetime.” But in 2018 in North Carolina, that might actually be true. Not only is every House member and state lawmaker up for re-election, along with a slew of state judges. This year, six proposed…

Last Call For AIDS Quilt Panels

WNCAP will present portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt from November 26-December 1 at the Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville. This Friday, October 12, is the deadline for requesting a specific panel of a loved one to be displayed. If you would like to make a specific request, or to receive more information, please contact Randy at randy@wncap.org or call (828) 252-7489 ext. 313….