826: Asheville           

Founded in 2002, 826 National is an inventive tutoring program that provides under-resourced students with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. Each tutoring center is disguised as a quirky store, unique to the city it's in. 

Asheville, North Carolina is not only surrounded by wilderness (being the initial inspiration for The Survival Store, but it is also swimming in a sea of red as one the only safe haven for southern liberals, hippies, and other eclectic groups of people. 826: Asheville: The Survival Store provides opportunities for shoppers to buy equipment to help them survive any type of situation ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary.