Service Project – Spring 2019

AFTA strives to be involved in the community beyond our four walls by helping other organizations in the Asheville area. This spring, we are collecting items through March on behalf of The Hope Chest for Women for their Chemo Care Bags. Suggested donation items are below.

The Hope Chest for Women, Inc. was founded in 2003 to relieve some of the financial burdens created by breast or gynecological cancer treatment costs. The Hope Chest provide resources, referrals, education on cancer prevention, community and financial support.  Most importantly, they give hope to women in Western North Carolina living with breast or gynecological issues.


Suggested Donation Items
*new and unused items


  • colorful scarves
  • stylish hats and caps
  • soft warm socks with grip soles
  • soft blanket or shawl
  • soft small pillow (4 inches by 6 inches; for post lymph-node surgery)

*little or no sugar when possible

  • healthy snacks
  • hard candies (ginger, fruit, root beer)
  • tea (especially ginger, mint, peppermint, chamomile)


  • eyeliner pencils
  • eye makeup
  • lipstick
  • earrings

Body Care

  • chap stick/lip balm
  • mouth wash/tooth paste (Biotene)
  • hand sanitizer; skin moisturizer (unscented); healing ointment (Aquaporin); mild unscented soap
  • soft Kleenex


  • pocket calendars/planners
  • books/magazines: inspirational or devotional; and/or easy-reading and enjoyable/humorous
  • journal, note cards, stamps, pens
  • puzzles, crosswords