How to Help
When you entrust us with your resources, we take our responsibility seriously to be the best stewards possible. We will prayerfully use your gifts to further our mission of glorifying God by caring for children and families. OUR PROMISE – We will NEVER rent, sell, or share your personal information with any other company or organization for any reason.
Black Mountain Home depends upon regular contributions from individuals and groups to meet the Every Day Fund goal of $1.8 million annually. Whether you can give Solomon’s riches or a widow’s mite, every dollar helps make a difference in the lives of children.
CHRISTMAS TIME IS COMING – and YOU CAN HELP!
Holidays are especially difficult for children in foster care. That’s why we make sure our youth have bountiful meals, fun activities, and gifts from their own special Christmas wish-list!
Making Christmas special for over 75 children takes a lot of planning and a lot of HELP from donors, businesses, and churches. In October, our staff helps each child make their own special wish-list with age-appropriate items they would love to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
Then, we rely on generous donors to help us make sure that each wish-list is filled.
Ways that You can help Make Christmas Special:
Make Christmas special for one or more children through your donation of $200 per child at BlackMountainHome.org/Donate. Christmas fund donations of ANY amount help provide meals, activities, and Christmas gifts to youth, from newborns to college-age. And, if any funds are left over, we use them for recreation, retreats, and special activities for our youth.
2. Donate gifts from our Christmas Wish-List on Amazon.
Items donated from our Amazon wish-list will be shipped directly to our office. If you wish to purchase items on our list from other stores, you can deliver them in person or have them shipped directly to Black Mountain Home Christmas, 80 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711.
3. In-store shopping – Request a Child’s Wish List.
Please click this link to receive a wish list from one or more of our children. If you don’t have access to email, then call us at 828.686.3451. We’ll send you the list, then we simply ask that you deliver your UNWRAPPED gifts to our office on or before December 10th. Request a Child’s Wish List.
Thank YOU for helping make the holidays special for our children. We couldn’t do it without YOU!
Collecting Items for Black Mountain Home
You can help by collecting items that we use in quantity, like sheets, towels, paper goods, pillows, socks, cleaning supplies, batteries, school/arts and crafts supplies, and toiletries. We do accept certain gently used items, including furniture, vehicles, household goods, and tools. Items that we cannot use will be sold through our thrift store.
What is Planned Giving? Planned giving includes a variety of giving options that allow you to support our ministry while also honoring your own financial goals and needs. Donors often think their only option is to make an outright gift of cash. While cash is certainly welcome, there are a number of other ways to donate. A planned gift can be made with almost anything–cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate–even property such as artwork and royalties. It can also include name a charity as the beneficiary of an insurance or other policy.
HAZEL JOHNSON LEGACY SOCIETY At Black Mountain Home, anyone who includes the ministry in some form of planned giving—regardless of the size of the gift—becomes a member of the Hazel Johnson Legacy Society named in honor of the ministry’s very first donor.
When Hazel Johnson—only a child herself—heard about Reverend Robert Perry Smith’s efforts to care for orphaned children in the mountains of Western North Carolina, her heart was touched. She stepped forward in April 1904 to provide Smith with the first donation for his ministry—13 pennies. From that small foundation, Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families has grown into a thriving ministry providing care and support for children who have been removed from their homes due to neglect, abandonment, and abuse.
What Else Can I Do for the Children?
- PRAY – Remember the staff, children, volunteers, and supporters in your prayers.
- SHARE – Tell someone else about Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families.
- VISIT – If you or your group would like to tour our campus, sign for for a monthly tour or call Kristen Terlitsky at 828-686-3451.
- VOLUNTEER – We host groups and individuals throughout the year who take on a variety of tasks from tutoring youth to mowing grass. Contact Tiffany Garren at 828-686-3451 if you’d like to explore options for serving.
- INVITE – Let the Home come to you. If you’d like to have a guest speaker at your next meeting, event, or church service, please call Kristen Terlitsky at 828-686-3451.
- READ – Sign up to receive our newsletter by e-mailing [email protected]
- PLANNED GIVING – Think about making a contribution for the future by including the Home in your will or other estate plans.