Appalachia Auxier Center
The Auxier Center was founded in 2000 in Floyd County, Kentucky by Charlie and Sue Schaffer at the behest of Reverend Ralph Beiting of the Appalachian Christian Project. Floyd County is one of the poorest areas in the country–over 75% of the schoolchildren live in homes below the poverty level. The Auxier Center was established to address the needs of the area and become a hub for community activities.
Hand in Hand the Auxier Center partners with many local organizations through donations and volunteer services.
Our most recent partnerships are:
• Mission Bible Training Center (Drug Rehab Center in Magoffin County)
• Our Land of the Mountains School (Paintsville, KY)
• Auxier Volunteer Fire Department (assisted with toys for Santa Run)
• Auxier Historical Society (Breakfast with Santa)
• Appalachian Outreach (Martin County)
• David School (Floyd County)
• Mountain Homeplace Clinic (KYNECT program)
• Floyd County Schools, Paintsville Independent Schools
• St. Lukes Catholic Church (Baby Boutique)
• Goodwill Industries (Prestonsburg and Painstville)
• Mountain Outlet (Paintsville)
• God’s Pantry
• Christian Appalachian Project
We offer GED and Volunteer services as well as partnering with the following organizations to provide classes through our Building Hope for Empowerment and Education Program.
Big Sandy Area Development District
Christian Appalachian Project
Johnson, Floyd, Martin, Magoffin County extension offices
Truck driving, CNA, plebotomy, BSCTC
Raised over $30,000 through our weekly yard sale program
• Served 65 families per month with our food pantry
• Completed 52 home repairs
• By partnering with God’s Pantry we were able to purchase food for nearly $.08 per pound.
• Provided 550 toys to underprivileged children at Christmas
• Provided 74 families with Christmas Dinner
Our Work in Appalachia
How You Can Help & Get Involved
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Donate to Appalachia
If you cannot attend an Immersion Trip then consider giving to our Appalachian office. Monetary donations can be made below or through our Louisville office. Donations of items for our yard sale are also accepted at our Louisville office, 2225 Steier Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40218, 502.459.9930.