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Volunteer Get Involved!

We have many volunteer and donation opportunities for individuals or groups that help our ministry and your neighbors in Yancey County.

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Reconciliation House is looking for caring individuals who are positive, dependable and can donate their time to help others. Opportunities are available in all the areas of our ministry. The gift of your time makes a difference in the lives of so many. Please consider becoming a volunteer today! Stop by Reconciliation House at 20 Academy Street in Burnsville, call 828-682-7251, , or email us at for more information.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Process and stock items for the Thrift Store
  • Help in the food pantry
  • Unload food deliveries
  • Help with special community events

Volunteer Opportunities for Groups

Would your local company or civic group like to take part in a short-term project?Please call 828-682-7251 for more information.

Court-Ordered Community Service

We can help you fulfill your court-supervised Community Service hours while you support a worthy cause that impacts our community. Call 828-682-7251 or email us at rechouse83@gmail.comfor more information.

Things We Need

Your gently used clothing, furniture and household goods support many families with low-priced needs and generate in come for Reconciliation House client services.

Items we collect include:

  • Household items
  • Kitchen items (flatware, dishes, pots and pans)
  • Books
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Knickknacks
  • Purses
  • Beds
  • Linens

You may drop off donations in the bins on the Reconciliation House front porch. Please call 828-682-7251 for questions.

Fill Our Food Pantry

Helping a neighbor in need is as easy as picking up a few extra items on your next grocery trip. Items we need include:

  • Rice
  • Dried and canned beans
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Canned meats
  • Cereal
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Cooking oil

We welcome your donation of non-perishable food or fresh produce.

Host A Food Drive

Take your caring to the next level and host a food drive! Food drives require a small effort and make a big impact. Consider collecting food with the help of neighbors, friends, co-workers or fellow church members.

Please call 828-682-7251 for more information about needed items.

How Can Your Congregation Help?

  • Pray for those in need and those who provide for them
  • Raise awareness for the plight of the poor in our local community
  • Take action by volunteering, raising funds or hosting a food drive
  • Consider making Reconciliation House the beneficiary of special events that serve as fundraisers

Make a Donation

The continued economic stresses and resulting needs are an ever-increasing challenge for Reconciliation House both financially and logistically. We need your support now more than ever! We truly appreciate all you have done in the past and pray you are blessed with the resources to do even more in the future. All we do is made possible through the grace of your generosity.

The staff and volunteers Reconciliation House are honored to be the stewards of your generosity. Because of your financial gift, countless lives are touched and families are given hope.

As a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization, donations are eligible as tax deductible for you and to assist in our goal. Reconciliation House is a very cost effective way to provide physical assistance to families in crisis situations. 92% of your donations go directly to services to our clients. Please note whether your gift is in honor or memory of a loved one, or if you would like it designated or a special event or service.

You can send a personal check to:

PO Box 1147
Burnsville, NC 28714

By clicking the donate button at the top of every page, you will have an opportunity to make a secure one-time or recurring donation through PayPal.  (You will be taken off of our site to PayPal to complete the donation transaction)

Educate Others

There are many misperceptions and unhelpful stereotypes associated with poverty. For instance, many individuals and families in our community are experiencing food insecurity. Food insecurity occurs when households may not know how they will provide fortheir next meal.

Food insecurity exists in every county and congressional district in the United State. Food insecurity is the term the United State Department of Agriculture uses to measure of lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Not everyone struggling with hunger qualifies for federal nutrition assistance. Food insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.

North Carolina is one of fourteen states that exhibit significantly higher household food insecurity rates than the U.S. national average of 14.3%. In 2014, Yancey County’s had a food insecurity rate of 14.6%, which means that there are an estimated 2,580 people in Yancey County who experience food insecurity.

Rates of food insecurity among rural households are generally higher than urban households. The irony is that many of these food-insecure households are in the very rural and farm communities whose productivity feeds the world and provides low-cost wholesome food for American consumers. Challenges facing rural areas differ from urban areas in significant ways including fewer opportunities for employment, unemployment, underemployment, lack of flexible and affordable childcare, and lack of public transportation.