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.


Your donations support the life-changing and community-changing work that happens in our rural Appalachian community through the dedicated service of local volunteers and guest mission teams throughout the year. Below are ways you can learn more about the mission, impact, and current needs and giving opportunities for individuals and organizations:

Click HERE for a Fall 2022 reflection and appeal from Hinton CEO and President Jacqueline Gottlieb. She recalls her own rocking chair conversation with God 11 years ago, wondering whether or not Hinton could survive its financial challenges, then shares highlights of Hinton’s dynamic ministries today. Or, click on the video version to the right.


Give a $500 Rocking Chair Tribute Gift and Help Hinton KEEP ROCKIN’! Your gift will 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.



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:

  • Loads of firewood — 604
  • Value ($) of firewood loads — 121, 561
  • Mission participants — 725
  • Home repair projects — 177
  • Volunteers — 1089
  • Value ($) of volunteer hours — $452,545
  • Persons trained, Mental Health First Aid — 25
  • Leadership Chatuge graduates — 12 (bringing total # of grads to 73)
  • Participants, rural poverty simulations — 550
  • Christmas Care, # of children — 380
  • Families/households served — 315
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.