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Together, we are Building a 21st Century Appalachia

100% of every donation goes to support programming through Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR), a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.  We work to unite people, communities, and organizations to build capacity through innovation and collaboration. Together, we ARE BUILDING a 21st century appalachia in Kentucky.

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"After 25 years in the coal industry I transitioned to the tech sector and am making a good living for my family.  SOAR inspired BitSource, a software development company, four years ago, and without them I don't know where I would be right now.  When you support SOAR, you support the evolution of Appalachian industry. This enables people like me to stay in the region." 

 - Garland Couch I Development Coordinator at Bitsource | Pikeville, Ky.


Chocolat Inn & Cafe

“There is a future in Appalachia because the seeds have been sown and much like our forefathers, we must be pioneers with visions only the brave can see. We are modern-day pioneers paving the way for a new era in Appalachia through technology and innovation with the best scenic backdrop anyone could ever ask for.”

- Dustin and Mai Cornett I Owners of The Chocolat Inn and Café I Beattyville, Ky.