Alleghany Cares

25 Womble Street • Sparta, NC • 28675

PO Box 1655 • Sparta, NC • 28675

Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5 • Saturday 10-3

Donations Received Monday-Saturday

Call for pick-up of large furniture items within Alleghany County 336-372-5959

Volunteers welcomed and needed!

Welcome to Alleghany CARES!

Alleghany CARES, Inc. is a North Carolina non-profit corporation with a tax-free status. Alleghany CARES, Inc. is operated under the direction of a volunteer board of directors.

Our Mission
  • • Collect and process items donated to our facility.
  • • Operate a thrift store selling low cost items.
  • • Give assistance without charge in times of crisis.
  • • Contribute monetarily to needs in the community.

Thrift Store proceeds benefit needs in our community and make the following ministries possible!

Fueling Hope


Provides gasoline vouchers to cancer patients while in active treatment. MUST: provide proof of residency, copy of NC drivers license and verification of their appointments for treatment.

Educational Scholarships



For adults and youths. Forty scholarships will be awarded in 2024 (renewal and new).   All applications must be received before March 29, 2024.

Adult Dental Program


This is an income based program for those adults without access to insurance. Financial eligibility: 150% of Federal Poverty Level Cleanings, Fillings or Extractions Appointment with local dentist subject to availability. Download Alleghany CARES Dental application and information sheet.

Hearing Program


Cares hearing program is income based available to Alleghany residents. We are partnering with the Sparta office of Beltone. Complete the application and bring to our office. Should you qualify you will schedule an appointment for your hearing needs. Cares can pay up to $1,000 toward your purchase for a limited number of clients per year.

Vision Program


Income based available to Alleghany residents without insurance coverage and have an emergency need for glasses. Complete the application and bring to our office.

Medication Assistance Program


Assists those that have no health insurance and are on a regular prescription. These medications are provided freely.   We use a local pharmacy program;  NC MedAssist (we are an enrollment site, medications are mailed directly to your home) and help to access the pharmaceutical companies when applicable.

Thank you for your generous donations, contributions and dedicated volunteer time. Because of YOU, we have been able to give back to the community.
July 2022 - June 2023

  • Adult Dental Ministry: $3,476
  • 4-H Summer Camp Scholarships: $6,500
  • CARES Emergency Relief: $37,420
  • Charities: $1,915
  • Christmas Outreach: $5,000
  • DANA Services: $5,000
  • Elder Care: $10,000
  • Educational Scholarships: $44,500
  • Education Transportation: $676
  • Fueling Hope: $14,611
  • Hearing Program: $5,496
  • Heater Program: $3,534

  • Laptop Scholarships: $2,615
  • New Shoes to Elementary Students $5,712
  • Partnership For Children: $5,000
  • Pregnancy Crisis Center: $10,200
  • Prescription Medications Assistance: $12,057
  • Proceeds Day: $27,489
  • Rec Ball Sports: $1,500
  • Solid Rock Backpack Program: $10,000
  • Student Shopping Days: $2,768
  • Vision Care: $2,655
  • Volunteer 1st Responder Fuel Vouchers: $3,482

Your purchases make a difference in your county.
Thank you for shopping with us!

Community Needs

For example: shoes needed for elementary students, Solid Rock Building Fund, Food Closet, and CARES Emergency Relief Fund. Shoes for elementary students (chosen by school) 298 shoes purchased 2017-2018 school year

Emergency Relief

Assistance to pay electric cut off, one time prescription and winter crisis fuel assistance (after 32 degree for 3 consecutive days) CALL - 336.372.5959.

Annual Proceeds Days

Fundraising opportunities for community non-profit agencies that have 501(c)3 status

Financial eligibility

150% of Federal Poverty Level
Office hours:   Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 Call 336-372-5959 to get an answer to your questions.

Board of Directors & Staff


  • Brant Arnold
  • Kim Choate
  • Winkie Clifton
  • Gerson Cuevas
  • Donna Edwards
  • Linda Edwards
  • Logan Oliver
  • Carollyn Pruitt
  • Miranda Roupe

Officers & Staff

  • Chairperson: Miranda Roupe
  • Vice Chair: Logan Oliver
  • Secretary: Brant Arnold
  • Treasurer: Winkie Clifton
  • Director: Kelley Pernell
  • Manager: Brittani Angel

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