About WNC Superheroes

Working together to prevent one-time emergencies from becoming long-term financial struggles.

Join us in helping our neighbors when they need it most.

WNC Superheroes is a 501 (c) (3) organization. (EIN: 83-0874386)

We fund one-time, urgent needs for people in crisis. While western NC has many organizations that seek long-term solutions to homelessness, domestic and sexual violence, and financial security, those organizations always have clients with urgent needs that traditional funding sources do not meet. These kind of one-time needs can throw a family into long-term financial turmoil. WNC Superheroes seeks to end that cycle by addressing the immediate need.

We work with established non-profit partners throughout the community to identify and respond to individual needs. These partners include Our VOICE, Helpmate, My Sister’s Place, Arms Around ASD, Pisgah Legal, Homeward Bound, Verner Early Learning, Vaya Health, Open Doors, S.T.E.P., ABCCM, and others. Through these partner agencies, clients in urgent need are identified. The case is posted on WNC Superheroes.com, shared on social media sites, emailed and texted to Superheroes supporters. Once the need has been funded, typically within just a few days, the Partner Agencies work with the client to address both the immediate and long-term needs.

WNC Superheroes can only accept new clients through our Partner Agencies. We cannot accept new clients by phone or email at this time.

How It Works

For people living on the financial edge, small problems can quickly turn a tough situation into a catastrophic one. WNC Superheroes works with partner agencies to help people in crisis solve one-time, urgent needs in order to prevent long-term financial turmoil.

Our Team

Executive Director

Kelly C. Shanafelt

Board of Directors

Founder, Board President

Tyler Brisbon

Board Member

Monica Antonazzo

Board Member

Mark Whitney

Board Member

Whitney Smith

Board Member

Cara Carlson

Board Member

Joe Barber

Board Member

Stephanie Kelley

Board Member

Jim Lowe

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Adopt-A-Case

Get started by getting in touch with us through our contact form.

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