B&GH Country Store Reopens Wednesday, June 10

June 8, 2020

After closing on March 19, the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Country Store will reopen for sales on Wednesday, June 10.

“We made this decision in conjunction with the recommendations for retail stores,” said Vice President for Development Ray Cockrell. “The store will be operating with reduced hours, following specific coronavirus prevention guidelines and will not be accepting donations until further notice.”

The Country Store is a retail outlet that sells gently-used items to support the program of care for the children at B&GH. The hours of operation will be Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 12:30 – 3 p.m. Saturday the store will be open from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

The maximum occupancy for the store will be limited to 19 people at a time with one entrance and one exit. Mask use is required while shopping. Sanitizing stations will be prominent. A full list of the shopping guidelines will be posted at the store and are also available here.

“We are grateful that we have this opportunity to reopen the store for sales as all proceeds go directly to our program of care,” said Cockrell. “It has truly been a blessing for our children over the years and we look forward to reopening.”

The Country Store is located at 201 Top Tobacco Road in Lake Waccamaw.

For more information about the Country Store, call 910-356-0046.

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.