One Dozen Who Care, Inc. (ODWC), founded almost 20 years ago, is the first 501(c) 3 Community Development Organization in far Western North Carolina to be organized and incorporated by Black women. As a non-profit based in Cherokee County, NC, ODWC exists to strengthen leadership among local women and youth to create strong community bonds through common cultural, economic and social inter actions in far WNC by:

1. Developing and strengthening leadership and entrepreneurship,
2. Building bridges between races, and
3. Preserving African American Culture and heritage

Along with our Multicultural Women's Development Conference and annual Elder Dinner that honors unsung heroes in the African-American communities and those we call Community Treasures, we carry out projects that promote social justice and equity.