LAKE WACCAMAW – In its latest round of charitable grants, the Rye Foundation made an investment of $10,000 in the life-changing work of the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.
Known statewide for “making futures brighter since 1954”, the Homes served over 400 children during the past year in a wide array of services.
Rye leaders said their philanthropy will help the Homes to:
- Expand music opportunities for children on campus.
- Create the Rye Leadership Award, to be presented to a child at the year-end recognition banquet.
- Provide pandemic-related equipment and supplies for Rotary Cottage.
A recent site tour was arranged for the Foundation and included visits to Rogers Chapel, Rotary Cottage, and an on-campus classroom at Thomas Academy. The informative tour showcased several opportunities to support and encourage children.
Ray Cockrell, of the Homes, expressed his appreciation for the gift. “This is the third time that our friends at Rye have made a significant investment”, he said. “We are thankful for their support, and we promise to spend these funds wisely as we carry out our mission of helping children and families.”