ATMC provides holiday support to B&GH

December 21, 2018 

ATMC's Jennifer Batson and B&GH's Mike GarrellThanks to the generosity of ATMC’s Board, the children served by Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina in Lake Waccamaw will enjoy a Christmas to remember.

“We are greatly appreciative that ATMC provided a contribution to our children during this holiday season,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “In this season of giving, the needs of our children become more intense. For some, this will be the first time they’ve celebrated in a place of safety and belonging. This gift helps make that possible.”

The money will be used to buy Christmas gifts and other special items for the children removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. Since its founding in 1954, B&GH has served more than 7,500 through a comprehensive array of services. The campus features a SACS-accredited public charter school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 260 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential and community-based services provided by B&GH at any given time.

“We are grateful that the ATMC board learned about our mission and decided to contribute to our efforts,” said Mike Garrell, director of corporate and foundation relations at B&GH. “So many of the children and families we serve, particularly in our foster care program, come from Brunswick County. Having a supporting partner so committed to the area will help us continue to move forward in making futures brighter for children and the community.”

About ATMC

ATMC is a nonprofit cooperative owned by its members. Founded as the Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation in 1955 to meet the communications need of Brunswick County, ATMC is dedicated to excellence in customer service and providing communications services that add value to the lives of their customers and the communities served.

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. B&GH offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited public charter school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 260 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential and community-based services provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.