How We Give Back to the High Country of NC

828 Real Estate is proud to support various organizations in the High Country of North Carolina and surrounding areas. As a real estate team, relationships are of key importance. Each agent and employee is dedicated to serving the local community in Ashe, Watauga, and Avery Counties. From local non-profits to our very own, Free Little Pantry, here are just a few of the organizations we support and serve.



​MountainTrue envisions thriving communities in the Southern Blue Ridge area that help sustain each other and the natural environment. This group engages in community planning, policy and project advocacy and on-the-ground projects.
Their three goals are:
A. to have a stronger influence on policy at all levels of government through increased local presence; B. to build a stronger organization and increase our geographic reach;
C. to strengthen our grassroots engagement and involve a broader spectrum of the population.

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F.A.R.M Cafe


We strive to provide all our diners with equal access to locally-sourced products from our region of northwestern NC. As a gold member of High Country Grown, we source at least 10 locally grown or made products at all times. Contributions in support of our local producers help us to reinvest in our community.

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The Appalachian Theatre


The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country’s mission is to provide a premiere arts venue to promote and strengthen the area’s unique cultural identity and creative history located in downtown Boone, NC. ​The Appalachian Theatre was built in 1938 by W. Ralph Winkler and A. E. Hamby based on a design by a Lenoir architect, Clarence P. Coffey.

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Valle Crucis Community Park


Located in the beautiful Valle Crucis, NC, this 28-acre destination provides a safe gathering space that strives to preserve the natural space. ​The park wishes to cultivate a new generation of environmental stewards by providing active and passive environmental education opportunities for visitors of all ages.

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Western Youth Network


WYN works to eliminate Adverse Childhood Experiences and their consequences for children in the High Country. They strive to target the root causes of trauma and heal children who have already experienced it. Their efforts include various educational programming, fostering relationships through mentorship and more.

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High Country Young Life


High Country Young Life provides programming to middle school, high school and college students each week to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their mission starts with ​adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship.

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Watauga Back 2 School Festival


The Back to School Festival (B2SF) was created to lift the heavy financial burden that back-to-school shopping creates for local families. When families are unable to afford supplies the responsibility often falls on faculty and staff and can leave the child feeling insecure or inadequate. We can make a difference!

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828 Real Estate's Little Free Pantry

828 Real Estate's Little Free Pantry has become a staple to our community in need. Located in Downtown Boone on King St, this pantry provides food, hygiene, and winter items. This pantry is supported by the members of 828 Real Estate, along with donations to our community. We gladly receive drop-off donations and other gifts via this Amazon wishlist. If you have questions, please email [email protected]

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The Lions Club was the first civic club in Boone. 

Our primary service is to the blind and the hard of hearing, At the local level, we provide glasses, eye exams and hearing aids for people and we offer a scholarship through Caldwell Community College for a child whose parents are blind, deaf or have had an organ transplant. 

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