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Help Navitat Support Children in Buncombe County

If you’re considering making a year-end, tax deductible donation to a worthy cause, look no further than Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County. Navitat Canopy Adventures is proud to partner with this wonderful organization to support their work with at-risk youth and families in the Asheville area.

Children First/CIS of Buncombe County serves economically disadvantaged children, youth and their families through literacy and mentoring programs, parenting classes, safe-haven after-school learning centers, a food pantry and community garden.

“All of the children who we work with are living in poverty, and this is a great chance to provide them with a new opportunity and allow them to have fun and just be kids,” said Allison Jordan, Executive Director of Children First/CIS. “It is exciting to work with a company that truly cares about the community it is in.”

Through the partnership, Navitat is providing at no cost their zip line canopy tours to Children First/CIS, which will provide opportunities to low-income children that they would not otherwise have. In addition, the tours will be used for team building and professional development among staff and volunteers.

“We are proud to support Children First/Communities In Schools and the very important work they do with children to help them be successful in school and in life,” said Ken Stamps, CEO and Managing Partner of Navitat. “As a company, we are committed to partnering with organizations that are making a difference in our community.”

To kick off the partnership, community members who make a donation to Children First/CIS by Dec. 30 are entered into a drawing for two free passes to experience Navitat’s zip line canopy tour during the 2012 season. Visit www.childrenfirstbc.org or call (828) 259-9717 to donate.

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