Moore County Clerk of Courts Office Donates to Janet Mitchell Winstead Lake Homes at B&GH

December 18, 2019

Moore County Clerk of Courts Office staff stand in front of donation items

In the season of holiday giving, the Moore County Clerk of Courts Office gathered items for the Janet Mitchell Winstead Lake Homes at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina located in Lake Waccamaw.

The homes are residences for the teen mothers and babies served by B&GH.

“We are so grateful for the generous gifts provided by the Moore County Clerk of Courts Office,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “The items donated will provide a fresh new look for the rooms used daily by our young mothers and babies. Besides the physical upgrade to the rooms, these gifts communicate to our young moms that there is a community of people who support and care about them. This message to the moms and babies just may be the best part of this special donation.”

The gifts, coordinated by Kolcraft, are all brand new items still in the box. They include three strollers, three cribs with mattresses, three dressers, eight boxes of diapers and a training potty chair.

About the Janet Mitchell Winstead Lake Homes

Dedicated in December 2016, the Janet Mitchell Winstead Lake Homes honor the memory of a wife and mother who overcame so much in her life. Born just a few miles from the campus, Winstead was a single mom with two young children who became a certified brick mason, licensed cosmetologist, interior decorator and trained food caterer. She married Jerry Winstead and added a third child while enjoying the benefits of the hard work she had put in. At the time of her death in 2015, Winstead had traveled to every continent in the world. The homes bear her name to share her story of hope and happiness, and to offer inspiration to young women in the same place she was at one point in her life. 

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.