Second Gear is proud of be an integral part of our Asheville outdoor community. Being consignment based, we rely heavily on locals as partners in our business, and we strive to give back to the community in many ways. In addition to participating in local fundraisers, hosting adoption days with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, and donating to numerous raffles and silent auctions, we also choose a select number of nonprofit organizations to be our nonprofit of the month.
In addition to being featured on our website, this organization is showcased in-store and in our local advertisements, is invited to hold an event at our store, and receives as a direct donation a percentage of the sales for the month. If you are interested in our nonprofit program, please contact us via email.
For more information on our nonprofit program email us here or call 828-258-0757:
THIS MONTH’S FEATURED NONPROFIT
Second Gear’s nonprofit partner for January is the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition!
The Carolina Climbers’ Coalition is a non profit formed in 1995 whose mission is to preserve, enhance, and expand public climbing access within the Carolinas and beyond. We work with private land managers, federal agencies, non profits, land trusts, and state agencies to ensure that climbing is a sustainable practice on various lands. We also purchase land and open it up for public access. Our land holdings include Rumbling Bald West Side Boulders, Hidden Valley, Laurel Knob, and our most recent Buckeye Knob.
Over the years, we have worked to secure climbing access at dozens of various cliffs and boulders throughout the region. Most recently, this includes Big Rock, SC, Table Rock State Park, SC, Little Bearwallow Falls, NC, and Eagle Rock, NC. In each area we serve and/or own, our volunteer members work to create and maintain sustainable hiking trails, perform conservation tasks, and update cliff hardware.
To learn more visit https://carolinaclimbers.org/
Asheville Grown Business Alliance and the Go Local Campaign
Second Gear is proud to be a Go Local partner and a member of the Asheville Grown Business Alliance! The Asheville Grown Business Alliance is a group of nearly 500 localbusinesses that advocates for the unique and independent interests of small business in our growing community.
Additionally, the Asheville Grown Business Alliance coordinates the Go Local Card sales and promotions. The Go Local Card entitles the cardholder to discounts and deals at the participating businesses. Additionally, half the sales of the card go directly to Asheville area public schools.