Leinwand's continues more than 40-year tradition

December 14, 2020

Leiwand's team provides clothes for youth at B&GH

For more than 40 years, Leinwand's of Elizabethtown has provided a Christmas shopping spree for the residents of the Kiwanis Cottage at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. This year, due to COVID-19, the children provided their sizes and owner Ricky Leinwand did the shopping for them personally. A family owned business for more than 85 years, members of the family have served as president of every civic club in Bladen County and take pride in giving back to the community. B&GH President/CEO Ricky Creech said, "We are grateful that Leinwand's has continued to provide support so that the children we serve can enjoy the holidays this way. It is because of gifts like this that the children and families we serve are provided with an environment of care where health, healing and hope are experienced every day."

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 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.