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"On January 2, 2016, I had a case of the post holiday blues.  I posted a “wigged-out” selfie on Facebook.  I was kidding when I wrote Happy National Big Wig Day! However, the joyful responses I received sent my blues packing.  Then a light bulb flashed:  Share the silliness and create a charity forum." - Patty Sharkey, founder National Big Wig Day

Kindness + Silliness = Fabulous "Fun"raising

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Friday January 25th 2019

Featured on Dish Nation TV Nationwide Broadcast

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"We believe you are the “Big Wig” of  your life.  You are not your housing situation, clothing size, zip code or paycheck. You are fabulous!" - 

Cheers, The Big Wig Team.



Street: 338 Brook Hollow Road

Mail: PO Box 309

Boone, NC, 28607


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Hospitality House, a regional nonprofit transitional living facility and crisis assistance resource center, serves seven rural North Carolina counties (Watauga, Wilkes, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Mitchell, and Yancey) providing housing, prevention, and nutrition. Since 1984, the mission of Hospitality House has been to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment in which individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty-related crises are equipped to become self-sufficient and productive. Federal Tax ID 56-1442966.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Hospitality House does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, class, income status, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. As an intern you are expected to represent the Hospitality House and adhere to our Non-Discrimination Policy. 

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