The Highlands Motoring Festival® is known as the “Festival with an Altitude,” but it is also a festival with a heart for giving back to local nonprofits in our area that provide much-needed services to the community. Over the years, HMF has given over $425,000 to area nonprofits. The Motoring Festival is the operational element of Highlands Motoring Foundation, a 501(c)(3) founded in 2007. Over the years, beneficiaries have included the Hudson Library, The Literacy Council of Highlands, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, Rotary Club of Highlands, REACH of Macon County, and many smaller local non-profits. As the festival has grown, so too has its ability to give back to the community. For the past several years, HMF has selected three nonprofits as beneficiaries of this year’s proceeds:
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
REACH of Macon County, the Literacy & Learning Center, and the Community Care Clinic of Highlands and Cashiers. REACH, as their name suggests, serves an essential need in Macon and Jackson Counties, providing resources, education, assistance, counseling, and housing to victims of abuse. They work closely with law enforcement and other local agencies to provide emergency relief for abuse victims and their families, offering them safety, guidance, legal help, counseling, and support. In 2017, Highlands Motoring Festival® proceeds enabled REACH to make capital improvements, which reduced its operating costs and improved services provided.
The Literacy & Learning Center provides much-needed services to adults and children in Macon and Jackson Counties with their programs to advance literacy, including their after-school enrichment program, homework helpers, individual tutoring, adult literacy and GED program, and English as a second language classes for adults and children.
The Community Care Clinic of Highlands and Cashiers provides free primary medical care for individuals without medical insurance who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for assistance, ensuring that all in our community have access to medical care. The Highlands Motoring Festival® gives each of these worthy organizations much-needed funding to continue their programs that offer so many vital services