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Second Annual Community Action Week

November 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


In conjunction with National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, Hinton Center will partner with community organizations and leaders to bring Clay County its Second Annual Community Action Week! We will host a variety of interactive and engaging events to raise awareness on how to tackle this nation-wide issue in our own community.

See the video highlights from the first annual Community Action Week here

Schedule of events:

Sunday, 11/ 12: Kick-off Dinner & Mini Poverty Simulation, 6 pm @ Hinton Center

Join us for a meal and fun gathering. There’s no cost but donations are appreciated. We have a limited number of seats;; please RSVP by 11/4.

Sunday, 11/12: Food & Hygiene Drive Begins

Suggested items: canned/boxed foods, toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving cream, feminine products, diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, etc.). Drop off locations will be announced soon!

Monday, 11/13: Mental Health First Aid Training, 8 am – 5 pm @ Hinton Center

This groundbreaking 8-hour training course gives you the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary. The cost is $30 and you MUST contact us to pre-register – limited number of spaces available. You can bring your own lunch or add $10 for a lunch prepared at Hinton. Learn more at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

Tuesday, 11/14: Poverty Simulation, 3:30 pm @ Young Harris College

Attendees will actively participate in a guided poverty simulation and debriefing session. The simulations will provide an opportunity for a new perspective, increased awareness of poverty in the local area, and inspiration for community change and impact. Please pre-register by 11/4.

Wed, 11/15: THE LINE Video & Discussion Panel, 6:30–8:00 pm, Hayesville First UMC

The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me. Across America, millions are struggling every day to make it above The Line. Come watch the video, followed by a panel discussion about poverty. What can we do to make sure our efforts for poverty alleviation are helping without hurting?

Thursday, 11/16: Crochet Plarn Mats, 6:30-8 pm @ Hinton Center

Yes, that’s right– plarn! Plarn is simply plastic yarn. We’re going to crochet mats made from plastic grocery bags. The mats are easy to make and are great for those without a home. If you want to join us, bring a size N (or larger) hook and plastic bags. We also could use scissors, rotary cutters and self-healing mats. Don’t crochet? Come and help anyway!

Friday, 11/17: Don’t forget about the food and hygiene drive!

Saturday, 11/18: “Cutthroat Pantry” – Spinoff of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, 6:30 pm, Hinton
Mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss it! Enjoy an evening of fun with us as local ‘celebs’ judge the competitors who are trying to win the GOLDEN SPATULA distinction.

Sunday, 11/19: Final Collection Day for Food & Hygiene Drive

For more information, email Dawn at dawn@hintoncenter.org or call (828) 389-8336. Keep up with event information via our website or our social media pages, including Facebook events where you can ask questions and participate in discussions. *Schedule subject to change, please contact us for details.


About Hinton Center

Hinton Rural Life Center is a mission agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Inspired by Jesus Christ, Hinton Rural Life Center’s purpose is to engage individuals, congregations, and communities in transformation through retreat ministry and missional outreach. 


November 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Hinton Center
2330 Hinton Center Rd
Hayesville, NC 28904 United States


Dawn Livingston
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