B&GH received $10,000 Game Changer Grant from Carolina Hurricanes Foundation

April 30, 2019

The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation has awarded Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina a $10,000 Game Changer Grant. This award will be used to help provide a training for foster parents in the Raleigh area this coming September.

“We are truly grateful to receive this level of support from the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “We were one of four organizations to receive this level of support this year and it will truly make a difference for foster families in the area.”

B&GH Vice President for Community Based Services Donna Yalch participated in an on ice check presentation during the Hurricanes game on March 28.

“This grant represents a level of community support for the efforts of foster families in the region,” said Yalch. “We look forward to providing the top notch training that will help support children and families to the benefit the community.”

The Foundation issued 13 Game Changer Grants at varying levels during their grant cycle, totaling $150,000. Additionally, the GOAL (Growing Opportunities and Leaders) Grants and Future Canes Grants were also presented, bringing the total provided by the foundation to $450,000. This grant cycle brings the Foundation and team’s donation totals to more than $15 million in cash grants and in-kind services since 1997.


About the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation

The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation provides funding to children's nonprofits with a health or education focus throughout North Carolina. Since the Foundation's inception in 1997, more than $15 million has been donated in cash grants and in-kind support to youth-serving organizations. As the charitable arm of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Foundation takes pride in being a part of the community both on and off the ice. Throughout the year, the Foundation raises funds through annual special events, in-game auctions, mystery fundraisers and generous direct donations. The funds raised are awarded to nonprofits in the community via an annual grant process. The Foundation awards monetary grants at three levels: Future Canes, Game Changer and GOAL. For more information on the grant process, please visit https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/community/foundation/grants.

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, 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 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.