• WELCOME TO BLACK MOUNTAIN HOME – Begun in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, we serve youth from birth through college graduation and beyond through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

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 $1.35 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.


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:

1. Sponsor Christmas for one or more children:

You can make Christmas special for one or more children through your donation of $200 per child at www.BlackMountainHome.org/donate. Christmas fund donations of ANY amount help provide meals, activities, and Christmas gifts to youth, from newborns to college-age.

2. Buy gifts online at our Christmas Wish-List on Amazon for safety and convenience during the pandemic.

Items purchased 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 have them shipped directly to Black Mountain Home Christmas, 80 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711.

3. In-store shopping – call Cheryl at (828) 582-4814.

To enjoy regular in-store Christmas shopping, please call Cheryl at (828) 582-4814 to find out what’s on someone’s special list. Then, simply deliver your UNWRAPPED gifts to our office on or before December 10th.

Thank YOU for helping make the holidays special for our children. We couldn’t do it without YOU!

Collecting Items for Black Mountain Home

DonationsMany groups like to collect specific items that BMH uses in quantity, like sheets, towels, paper goods, pillows, socks, cleaning supplies, batteries, school/arts and crafts supplies, and toiletries. Black Mountain Home does accept certain gently used items, including furniture, vehicles, household goods, and tools. Items that we cannot use will be sold through our thrift store or passed on to a non-profit organization with a similar mission. 

Planned Giving

What is Planned Giving? Planned giving includes a variety of philanthropic opportunities that allow you to provide for a charity while also advancing your own financial and personal objectives. Donors often think their only option is to make an outright gift of cash to their charity of choice. While cash is certainly welcome, there are a number of other ways to donate to charity. 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 each day.
  • SHARE – Tell someone else about Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families.
  • VISIT – Show others what the Home does. If you or your group would like to come for a tour, please call the Development Office at 828-686-3451.
  • VOLUNTEER – We host groups and individuals throughout the year who take on volunteersa 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 the Development Office 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.


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