T-shirt sales fuel donation to B&GH

March 5, 2020

Ken Thomas presents checks to Ray Cockrell

Oak Island Mayor Ken Thomas, left, presents checks totaling $1,240 to Boys & Girls Homes of NC Vice President for Development Ray Cockrell to support the children served by B&GH. 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. The funds were raised through the sale of T-shirts featuring artwork created by artist Heather Dupree. The artwork originally appeared on the side of Thomas’ Oak Island home and came to the attention of the community following his election. T-shirts are still available for purchase at Strands Outfitters in Oak Island with all proceeds going to B&GH.

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.