Give to Make a Difference

Put Your Compassion into Action, Change Lives, Transform Communities

Ways You Can Give

Give a Donation
  • Online through PayPal / Credit Card
  • Online through The United Methodist Advance
  • By check to Hinton Rural Life Center, PO Box 27, Hayesville NC 28904
  • By credit card: Call Hinton Center at (828) 389-8336 to process your payment.


It’s springtime at Hinton Rural Life Center, and we’re preparing for ten weeks of summer missions in 2023. Over 600 folks will come and help us in the community, putting in all kinds of effort, such as preparing driveways, fixing handrails, installing smoke detectors, building ramps, repairing stairs, and completing other projects to make it easier for our neighbors to use the space in their homes. The work we do helps our older neighbors to age in place, and it helps all the neighbors we serve to be safer and happier in their homes.

Hinton has been serving our community for over six decades, and as our facilities age they also need our care and attention. At Hinton, we serve those in our community, but we also serve another group of folks – we serve those who come to serve. Our volunteers in Safe & Healthy Home Repair, firewood ministry, and Ervin Sanctuary Trails & Gardens work very hard. And, after they’ve worked hard, Hinton wants to offer them a wonderful place to rest and renew. Having comfortable and well-maintained lodging and gathering spaces enable us to do just that. It also helps us be good stewards of the campus entrusted to us to extend the ministry of Christ and offer space and place for physical, mental, and spiritual renewal for all, both neighbors and visitors.

Your gift helps us meet the needs of our community and the needs of our guests. Thank you for your support and for partnering with us in ministry.


Your support makes an impact on the lives of our rural Appalachian neighbors, community volunteers, and mission teams, as well as the communities to which they return. Here’s a look at 2022, by the numbers:

  • Families/households served — 441
  • Loads of firewood — 702
  • Mission participants — 725
  • Home repair projects — 186 (on 48 homes)
  • Volunteers — 1,099
  • Value ($) of volunteer hours — $704,274
  • Leadership Chatuge graduates — 18 (bringing total # of grads to 73)
  • Participants, rural poverty simulations — 550
  • Christmas Care, # of children — 388


With your $500 Rocking Chair Tribute Gift, you’ll provide a long-lasting, low maintenance white Trex rocking chair with a tribute plate in honor/memory of an individual/couple/family or to recognize the donor (such as First UMC Youth, Greensboro NC). Your donation covers the cost of the chair and tribute plate, with 50% of your gift supporting Hinton ministries.

  • To make your Rocking Chair Tribute Gift, click HERE to complete a donation and tribute form and to submit your payment (through PayPal or credit card).
  • If you prefer to mail in a form with check, click HERE for the pdf form and instructions.
Make an In-Kind Donation
  • Vehicles
  • Tools
  • Building Supplies
  • Sky Miles
  • Property
  • Other

As a nonprofit, Hinton Center is grateful for In-Kind Contributions. Contact our CEO, Jacqueline Gottlieb, for information on this process, (828) 389-8336 or

Give a Tribute

Honor or remember someone special with a gift that changes lives through the ministries of Hinton Rural Life Center. With your financial donation, send us a note, email (, or call us with your tribute gift information:

  • Giver’s name and contact information
  •  ___ In honor of ___ In memory of ___________________________
  • Name and contact information for acknowledgement card. (Gift amount will not be disclosed.)
Wish List

Wish list items can vary from furniture in excellent condition to chain saws to AV equipment. Please contact Kelli Miller ( for current lodging, conference center, and building/grounds needs or Dawn Martin ( for mission outreach needs. You may also call them at 828-389-8336.

Typical  ongoing needs include: equipment, tools, and supplies for painting, home repair projects and accessibility ramps, and yard work; tarps; food coolers; and reams of copy paper.

Give Stocks

Gifts such as stocks, publicly traded securities, life insurance policies, and real estate make Hinton an immediate beneficiary of your good will and provide an income tax deduction for you. Consult your financial adviser and contact Hinton CEO Jacqueline Gottlieb to discuss this process and how your gift can make a significant impact through Hinton’s ministries, changing lives as we love God and neighbor.