Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina will host an alumni reunion on October 9 at the Lake Waccamaw campus.
“The alumni base of BGHNC is large and passionate mainly because of the tremendous impact the Agency had on their lives and subsequent future,” said BGHNC President/CEO Ricky Creech. “For many, the programs and services offered during their stay was viewed less as a child welfare agency and more of a ‘home’ environment. That is a characteristic that we continue to strive to ensure.
“I truly appreciate all the alumni have done over the years through their advocacy, charitable giving and volunteer service to BGHNC,” Creech continued. “Their experience at BGHNC, success in life and commitment to the future of the Agency sends a strong message to those in our care today that there is hope and your past does not define you.”
The festivities will be held outdoors and will include time for socialization, a meal prepared by the President/CEO, games, and an update on the programs and services of the Agency.
“I have heard from many alumni since I joined the organization last October,” Creech said. “It has been hard not being able to meet more alumni in person due to the circumstances of the pandemic. I am happy that we are now at a point where we can safely plan to gather, even if it is in a slightly smaller way than we have in the recent past.”
Creech is also looking forward to learning about the alumni experiences in person.
Alumni of the organization will be receiving additional details about the event, including how to RSVP in the mail in the coming weeks.
For more information about alumni related activities with Boys and Girls Homes, please contact Chief Mission Officer Ray Cockrell at 910-646-3083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina
Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. BGHNC offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by BGHNC at any given time. BGHNC operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. BGHNC is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.