Special to Iredell Free News

Leadership Statesville, a program of the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, is working to enhance the Foundry House, a vital resource for men seeking recovery from addiction.

The Foundry House is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a supportive environment for through an eight-month residential program. Residents are equipped with the tools and resources necessary to break the cycle of addiction and reintegrate into society successfully. For more information about The Foundry House Program, visit https://foundryhouse.org/

The initiative spearheaded by the Leadership Statesville Class of 2024 aims to create an inviting outdoor community living space at the Foundry House. 

To date, $9,600 has been raised towards this initiative, but additional support is needed to complete the project. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to make tax-deductible contributions to the Foundry House to help realize this vision of community support and rehabilitation.

The current needs for the enhancement project include an outdoor gazebo, outdoor furniture, outdoor heater, outdoor backyard games and BBQ tools.


Contact Joni Stone with the Chamber of Commerce about item donations at 704-873-2892, Ext. 0. Donations can be made by writing checks directly to Foundry House and mailing them to The Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, 116 North Center Street, Statesville, NC 28677. Online donations are also accepted through the Leadership Statesville webpage at https://www.statesvillechamber.org/leadership-statesville/.

About Leadership Statesville

The Leadership Statesville program has a long-standing commitment to empowering individuals to become effective leaders both within their organizations and the broader community. Since 1988, it has provided invaluable education and resources to hundreds of residents, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to contribute positively to the social, economic, and political dynamics of Statesville.