Grandmas Gifts envisions the end of Appalachian poverty. We wish to educate and assist our way out of "business".
With the support of the community Grandmas Gifts works to improve the lives of Appalachian families by providing goods, services, and opportunities, while educating people on regional issues and teaching the value of volunteerism.
We believe that the end of Appalachian poverty is through building people in the following ways:
- Providing Goods - We work to provide goods such as books, food, clothing, toys, school supplies, and scholarships to children families, and schools in need, who reside in the Appalachian region.
- Providing Services: We work to provide educational, health care, and organizational development service opportunities to children, families, and organizations in need, who reside in the Appalachian region. We also help organizations in Appalachia get started so they can better serve the community.
- Providing Inspiration: We work to inspire people to get people involved in their community.
- Providing Education: We work to educate people on the current socioeconomic status of Appalachia and how to become active in their community.
The Appalachian region embodies a rich culture, heritage, and history. At Grandmas Gifts we believe that to fully reach our constituents and to work with our donors and volunteers we must be an organization that not only recognizes diversity but deeply appreciates it. We know that by loving everyone for who they are and what they embody will lead to innovative and creative problem solving, recognition of opportunities for improvement, and new projects. Thus, Grandmas Gifts works to insure that no person is excluded from receiving goods or services, donating, commenting, or volunteering because of cultural heritage, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, educational situation, or any other discriminatory reason.