Newly elected Oak Island Mayor donates to BOys and Girls Homes of NC

November 12, 2019

Oak Island Mayor Ken Thomas and President Gary Faircloth

Newly elected Oak Island Mayor Ken Thomas, left, presents Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina President Gary Faircloth with a $1,500 check to support the children served by the nonprofit, including those from Brunswick County. The money is the remainder of the funds Thomas raised in his mayoral campaign. “I would encourage others who have funds remaining from their campaigns to support the children of Boys and Girls Homes,” said Thomas. “This organization needs our support to do good work for vulnerable children.”Thomas owns Whiteville Rentals, Inc., and learned about the nonprofit through a connection with Black's Tire & Auto Service's annual charity golf tournament.

 

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.