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Tending the Flame

Help the flame at Light on the Hill burn brightly!

This giving season, join us in Tending the Flame at Light on the Hill




Meadow Cottage Renovation

This year, we are raising funds to tend the flame of our beloved Meadow Cottage. Built in 1989, Meadow has been the most requested cottage for individual retreats. It’s beginning to show its age, so we will be freshening up its look while also updating some structural elements. We have taken Meadow off-line for the month of December to do as many of the renovations as possible.

Here are some of the improvements we have already made:

  • We replaced the roof in early August.
  • We updated the deck railing to make it safer in late August.
  • We replaced the leaky 3-panel sliding glass door in November.


What will my gift do?
Your gift enables Light on the Hill to continue to offer hospitality and a welcoming environment for those seeking inner growth and spiritual connection. Here are some specific ways your donation will contribute to our renovation efforts. A gift of…


~  $50 will pay for one of several cans of paint

~  $100 will provide one of two new faucets

~  $200 will pay for a new toilet or a solid-core bathroom door

~  $300 will cover the cost of a new bathroom vanity

~  $500 will pay for a cozy area rug

~  $1,000 from 5 donors will pay for the new 3-panel sliding glass door

(the view…priceless!)

~  $2,500 will help us replace the wood stove



Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes! Light on the Hill is a 501(c)(3) organization. We will send you a donation receipt for your donation.

Didn’t I just give a donation to Light on the Hill?
We now have two main donation opportunities each year. In the spring we invite people to become Sustainers. At the end of the year we invite people to donate to our Tending the Flame campaign. We welcome you to give a donation through each campaign.

What is your goal for Tending the Flame this year?
Our goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the majority of renovation costs for the Meadow Cottage.

How may I give?
You may give by credit card or Paypal by clicking the Donate button below. Or you may send a check to:

Light on the Hill
209 Blake Hill Road
Van Etten, NY 14889
Write “Tending the Flame” in the memo line.


Please join us in Tending the Flame! If you have experienced the energy and love of Light on the Hill, or if you know someone who has, we invite you to give a tax-deductible donation today.