CMR Program: 304.241.1709                            
Ranch Community Store: 304.381.2606
Ranch Quick Lube: 304.292.9713

How To Help

The need is great, and we need your help. This is a crucial time for the Ranch as we seek to expand our capacity to better serve these boys and reunite them with their families. It is easy to feel as though you must give in a big way to make a difference… this simply is not the case. Donations of any kind can help make a lasting impact on a young life.

All donations are put directly to the needs of the Ranch including operations, facilities, staff salaries, educational materials, and more. In addition to financial support there are numerous ways to participate in this ministry.

Listed below are some examples of how you can make a difference. It is our prayer that God will move your heart as he has moved ours. Together, we can make a positive and lasting impact for generations to come. We hope you will join us in the worthy and needed cause.

Current Needs

A big part of what we strive to do at the ranch is help ensure that our boys recieve the best possible education. To this end, we have provided a list of specific items that we are in need of. If you feel led to donate funds toward a specific item we would be most grateful, and you can be sure it is being used in the way you intended. See the Needs list here.


We value your prayers as our most important resource. We depend on God's provision and guidance as we prepare to construct a campus that allows us to effectively minister to children in crisis.

Shop at Amazon Smile

By shopping at Amazon Smile, the Ranch receives a donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation of .5% of the qualified purchase price.  Click the banner to the right and sign up!

Kroger Community Rewards

By signing up, everytime you scan your Kroger Plus card, the Ranch receives a donation from Kroger!  Click here to register.

"Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®. Our program was designed to make your fund-raising the easiest in town…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Enroll now for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. And remember…all participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization."

Ranch Community Store

Visit our Ranch Community Store located at 255 Don Knotts Blvd, just 1/2 mile south of the Waterfront Place Hotel; next to Aldi's.  All proceeds will stay in Morgantown to help the Ranch and other non-profit organizations. Click here for more info.

Ranch Quick Lube

Visit our Ranch Quick Lube located at 1385 Earl Core Rd. in Sabraton (next to Long John Silvers).  All proceeds will benefit the Ranch.  Along with the Community Store, the Quick Lube will additionally serve as another opportunity for our students to develop some job skills and learn a strong work ethic.  So, stop by and get an oil change.  Change your oil....Change a life!  Click here for more info.

Share the Story

We would love to share Chestnut Mountain Ranch's story and vision by scheduling a time for us to speak at your church, business, association, or civic organization.


We are seeking to grow our Capital Campaign Fund; the faster we build, the faster we serve children!


Many hands truly do make light work. We have been blessed to have many individuals and groups share in our vision for seeing young lives touched by God’s grace. With 225 acres of undeveloped land, we have much need for volunteer work parties to help with land improvements. If you would like to help in any way we can certainly put your time to great use.

Honor/Memorial Program

The Chestnut Mountain Ranch Honor/Memorial Program is one way people can recognize the loved ones in their lives. Not only do these honor/memorial gifts bless the honorees, they help provide for the care and welfare of our children at risk in West Virginia and support the overall mission of the Ranch. In addition to the Honor/Memorial Program we are now selling specially designed pavers (large and small) that are placed in the new Ranch Prayer Garden.  You can honor or memorialize a loved one.  A regular paver is standard brick size and is $75, and a large paver is $175.

If you would like more information on ways to give a charitable donation to Chestnut Mountain Ranch as an honor or memorial gift of someone special or in memory of a loved one, either click on Donate or call us at (304) 241-1709.

Car Donation Program

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle to Chestnut Mountain Ranch, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The proceeds from the sale of our donated vehicles help to provide a Christ-centered school and home for boys in crisis and in need of hope and healing. Your donation is as easy as filling out our online auto donation form.

We accept any vehicles regardless of age and condition!

Prefer to speak to a person? Please have your title in hand and call and one of our friendly operators will assist you. Call 1-866-WVRANCH (987-2624) to donate your car, boat, or trailer.

Vehicle donations made to Chestnut Mountain Ranch are tax deductible. Our organization has been designated by the IRS as a 501c (3) charity. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the gross proceeds exceed $500, Form 1098C “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” and Form 8283 "Non Cash Charitable Contributions", must also be completed and attached. Forms 1098C and 8283 are required to be provided to the donor within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle.

Free Pickup and other Benefits

  • Free Towing whether it’s running or not, you can donate your automobile anywhere in the U.S.
  • Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
  • Qualify for an IRS Tax deduction.
  • Rest assured that your donation directly supports our programs and services.

Chestnut Mountain Ranch has partnered with Melwood Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit agency, to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Melwood, since 1963 has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.