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Asheville Poverty Initiative

"If we have no peace,

it is because we have forgotten

that we belong to each other."

- Mother Teresa

Get Filled!  API now has merchandise! Let's celebrate abundance and community!  We have 12 Baskets Cafe t-shirts, aprons, and hoodie sweatshirts for sale – unisex and eco-friendly in sizes S, M, L, XL 2XL. Additional sizes can be special ordered as requested.  We also have youth sizes as well! 

Red & Green Tees $15
Gray 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Tee $20
Apron $15
Hoodie Sweatshirt $25

Visit our Donation Page at and donate the item price – add the name of the item and the size you'd like in the memo line (i.e. "Gray Tee Size L") and print off your confirmation page for a receipt when you pickup your item!

Pickup at Kairos West at 610 Haywood Rd anytime during Cafe hours (Mon - Fri 9:30-2:00)  OR email us at if you cannot pickup your item and we will mail it to you!  For in state orders please add $1 (out of NC orders, please add $2) to help offset cost of mailing.  Thanks, y'all!

If you would like to make a donation to API to support our mission, please click the Paypal button below to make an online donation or pledge:

Companion Ministry

Companion Ministry

Advocacy & Education

Advocacy & Education

Clergy & Seminarians

Clergy & Seminarians


Eradicating Poverty Through Relationships

Through the ministry of accompaniment API will, in partnership with those on the margins, develop opportunities for education and advocacy. These opportunities will foster mutual relationships across socioeconomic boundaries deconstructing the divisive and misleading categories of the "haves" and "have nots."  Together we will bear witness to an alternative community built on the truth that each person is created in the Divine Image and is needed to experience the commonwealth of God.