Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church is a small congregation with a big investment in Social Justice.  Every month, our congregation collects donations for various “Giving Tree” projects.  Usually, these are collections for disaster relief or other large-scale programs where our gifts are added to those from other compassionate sources, creating a greater contribution to those in need. We also like to direct our “Giving Tree” contributions to local needs such as the Gilmer County Food Pantry.

We are too small to provide ongoing grants to individuals, but we sometimes do select a local group or family as our monthly beneficiary.  If you or someone you know needs help, please feel free to send us a brief explanation of what we might do to help you.  Requests should be sent to with “Help” in the subject line.

NOTE: We are not equipped for immediate needs assistance (food, bills, supplies, etc.).  Such requests should be directed elsewhere.

Helping Agencies

Below is a list of resources that we found online, as of 2018 OCT 29. Click on the Organization Title to access the website’s information page.

Gilmer Community Food Pantry – Food distribution to needy individuals and families who are residents of Gilmer County.

Faith Hope and Charity Recycle Store –  Financial Assistance to individuals and families in need offering assistance with rent, utility bills, medical expenses, etc. All clients are carefully screened, and they use Charity Tracker software to help reduce fraud. Call: 706.635.3045

Gilmer County Health Department – The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.

Compassus – When you or someone you love has a life-limiting illness, they are here to listen and help. Call to learn how hospice can bring peace and comfort to your family.

Habitat for Humanity Fannin/Gilmer – Are you ready to provide a safe, decent, affordable home for your family? If you meet any of their criteria, contact them today for more information.