Gifts with a Purpose – 2022 Hillsborough Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts with a Purpose – 2022 Hillsborough Holiday Gift Guide

Let your gift make a local impact this holiday season!

Check out our Gifts with a Purpose gift guide below.


Our Wild Neighbors Wildlife Rehab:

Our Wild Neighbors (OWN) is a wildlife rehabilitation center dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned wildlife and the education of the community to live in balance with our environment.

Holiday cards are HERE! Local artist Ryann Carey created this beautiful and hilarious series, now available at Our Wild Neighbors for $5 each. All proceeds go to OWN to help support the work we do.



Local Galleries Supporting Local Artists

   Donate – Purchase an Item – Buy a Gift Card

Hillsborough’s streets are busting with artistic talent. Poets, musicians, writers, and painters; give a truly unique gift while supporting the local arts.

  1. Hillsborough Arts Council
  2. Skylight Gallery
  3. Margaret Lane Gallery
  4. Orange County Arts Commission / Eno Arts Mill
  5. Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
  6. Thomas Stevens Gallery



WHUP’s vision is consistent with that of excellent community stations around the country – presenting a high-quality, eclectic, host-driven mix of music and conversation that collectively reflects the community we serve, emphasizing local and regional talent. Donate today to help continue the programming you’ve come to expect!





Historic Sites

  Donate – Book a tour – Browse a gift shop

There are a variety of ways to support Hillsborough’s historic treasures.

  1. Alliance for Historic Hillsborough: Donate this holiday season and receive a special gift.
  2. Ayr Mount: Books a house tour for your favorite history buff
  3. Burwell School Historic Site: Browse their locally sourced gift shop
  4. Orange County Historical Museum: Sponsor an exhibit
  5. Moorefields: Support the house and grounds of 1785 for all to enjoy
  6. Historic Eagle Lodge Foundation: Your donation helps to preserve one of the oldest lodges in North Carolina


Porch Hillsborough

PORCH Hillsborough is a dynamic community of volunteers committed to fighting hunger in northern Orange County, North Carolina. Our simple, sustainable programs provide non-perishable and fresh food to children and families who need it through food drives to support the local pantry, produce deliveries to at-risk families, food distributions in underserved communities, and the purchase of healthy snacks for hungry kids in our schools.

Give to PORCH Hillsborough, and receive a limited-edition PORCH mug made by local potter Pam Groben, along with PORCH Blend Joe Van Gogh coffee beans . . .  There are only 20 of these gorgeous mugs left. You can also purchase the PORCH medium roast coffee for $20 on its own.  Click HERE to order!


Orange Congregations In Mission

Orange Congregations In Mission (OCIM) is a private, non-profit ministry in Hillsborough, North Carolina. The membership, volunteers, and staff of OCIM are committed to providing a helping hand to those in our community in a crisis situation.

Your donations matter! $6 pays for two pharmacy co-pays, $100 will help a family keep their electricity from being turned off, $40 will purchase a gallon of milk for 10 families, $22.50 buys a week of meals for a senior, and $90 will buy a senior a month of Meals on Wheels.

Shop & SearchNot only can you come and shop in our Thrift Shop, but you can help when you shop online or even search for answers to your favorite questions! Imagine every time you order your favorite book, you can make a donation to OCIM! 


Music Maker Foundation

Since 1994, we have served over 500 musicians whose work spans the entire history of American music: blues, gospel, folk, singer-songwriter, Appalachian string band, and Native American. Our primary focus is on musicians 55 years and older, and we provide financial grants only to those making less than $25,000 per year or who face a crisis. We also work with some emerging musicians, often in collaboration with senior artists who want to carry their traditions forward.

Your gift supports senior roots musicians in need and preserves American musical traditions.