As a 501(c)3 organization, Asheville Community Yoga is a wonderful place to keep in mind as the year draws to a close and we look ahead to tax season. Tax-deductible donations are a way to reduce your tax responsibility while supporting the continuing growth of our center.
Your donations to our center allow us to continue offering donation-based yoga to all who want to practice and will keep the giving spirit alive for you and many others in our community through 2016 and beyond.
One-hundred percent of the donations you generously share go back into our community and to the expenses of running the center, enabling our doors to stay open for everyone. Our community is what it is today because of your commitment to your personal well being and your presence here through your practice.
By the end of 2015, we’ll hit a record number of 60,000 visits from more than 7,000 people who have passed through our doors this year to practice yoga. We rely on your emotional, physical and financial support to provide yoga and meditation classes, workshops, immersions, teacher trainings, and the countless other inspiring events we have planned for the future.
In addition, we are approaching a huge milestone as we expect to close on the purchase of our building in the first quarter of 2016. Since the beginning of 2015, we have raised nearly $100,000 toward our fundraising goal of $150,000 for the down payment on the building.
The fact that we are buying the building will make our nonprofit more sustainable long term. Donations will have a longer lifespan as monthly payments become an investment in the future of the center. As we pay off a mortgage rather than continuing to owe rent, this space will truly be owned by the community. Rather than the center being in the hands of a few, it will rest in the hands of us all.
Visit our donation page to explore the many ways that you can make a financial contribution to help us raise the remaining $50,000 needed for us to purchase the building. Through PayPal, you can donate with a one-time lump sum or arrange recurring monthly payments. You can also make regular contributions on your own schedule via cash, check or credit card at the front desk at any time.
We know 2016 will bring much excitement to our community, and we see abundant opportunities for growth on the horizon. We’re eager to continue expanding our community’s resources and outreach in the coming year, and we rely on your support. We appreciate your generous spirit this holiday season.
BY THE NUMBERS:
- 2010 Year that Asheville Community Yoga opened to offer donation-based yoga
- 7,000 Estimated students attending classes at Asheville Community Yoga in 2015
- 60,000 Estimated total visits to Asheville Community Yoga in 2015
- 50 Instructors who teach free as a way of giving back at Asheville Community Yoga
- 80 Classes offered each week at Asheville Community Yoga
- $30,000 Student scholarships given in the past five years to trainings at our center
- $150,000 First-phase fundraising goal for Asheville Community Yoga’s expansion
- $95,500 Money raised this year for the expansion by community donors and grants