Boys Home of Virginia is sad to announce the death of Mr. Carl Blacke. He served at Boys Home for over 15 years in various capacities and was most recently a houseparent. The entire Boys Home community will miss the kindnesses that he extended to both students and staff.
The funeral will be Saturday, March 9 at Glasgow Baptist Church, 805 10th Street Glasgow, VA at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be 12-1 prior to funeral. Reception will take place at Community Center about a mile from the church.
On April 13, 2019, Boys Home of Virginia is hosting a new fundraising event, the Build-A-Better-Birdhouse Competition. The event will take place at Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington, VA, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. With 90 minutes on the clock, teams will race to construct and decorate the best birdhouses! Prizes will be awarded for best construction, best decoration, most original, and more. Teams are invited (but not required) to bring their own tools and decorations; Boys Home will provide safety equipment, materials to build a basic birdhouse, hand tools, a blueprint, and technical help if necessary.
The public is invited to attend. To register, call Colleen at (540) 965-7703, print and send in a registration form, or register online. Cost is $25 per team; a team consists of one or more people who work on the same birdhouse.
All proceeds go toward supporting the students and programs at Boys Home of Virginia. So gather up your team – family, friends, coworkers, etc., and come show off your construction skills and creativity!
Your donation helps provide education, housing, and basic living expenses for young men whose lives have been negatively impacted by poverty or family instability. Together, we can give each boy at Boys Home a second chance at success! Please help us reach our goal of $5,000.
On May 7, 2019, Boys Home will raffle off a beautiful quilt, done in various blue and turquoise pieces in a modified Around the World pattern. The quilt measures 90.5″ x 99,” and it will fit a queen sized bed. Executive Director Donnie Wheatley’s sister, Phyllis Gibson, made and donated the quilt for this year’s raffle.
Tickets are $5 each, or 10 for $45. To purchase, fill out the ticket below and send it in with your donation! To purchase via credit card, please call (540) 965-7703. Or, purchase tickets online here.
Boys Home student, Ben Commue was the first place winner for the VFW Patriot’s Pen Award. He received a certificate and monetary gift. This is Ben’s second consecutive year placing first for this award! Ben also received third place at the district level and will earn an additional monetary gift! Congratulations Ben!
Anita Proffitt is pictured with Alfred Paxton of the VFW. She was one of four finalists for the VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. She received a certificate and a monetary gift. Congratulations Mrs. Proffitt! Thank you for all you do for Boys Home!
Ricky May, a native of Covington, VA, has found an exciting way to give to Boys Home during the Christmas season.
Ricky is a sales consultant at Magic City Auto Group located in Covington, VA. He recently contacted Boys Home and shared the news that he would like to donate $25 for every vehicle he sells between now and December 20.
Ricky May and his wife, Ann, have supported and been connected with Boys Home for years, but he felt this would be an interesting and enticing way to give back to the community during the holidays.
If you’re considering purchasing a vehicle this holiday season, drop by Magic City Chevrolet Buick GMC at 345 Thacker Avenue and talk with Ricky. Boys Home is grateful for his support and that of the Alleghany Highlands community as we endeavor to give these young men a second chance at success.
Pictured left to right: Ricky May, sales consultant and Eric Nichols, sales manager