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Boys Home is a St. Nicholas Day Appeal Recipient!

unnamed-e1449759278816We are excited to announce that we were chosen as one of two recipients for this year’s St. Nicholas Day Appeal. Awarded annually by the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, this grant supports the mission and ministry of the Church and is entirely funded by donations from members of the Diocese.

The grant we received this year provided furnishings for our newly renovated Darling Cottage, which houses eight of our older boys and their two houseparents. The other recipient was a lunch program founded and hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton.

Pictured below is some of the furniture purchased with the grant. We are very thankful to everyone who supported the St. Nicholas Day Appeal and very thankful to the Dioceses for blessing us as a recipient.

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What do Christmas trees and boys have in common?

tree standWhat do Christmas trees and boys have in common? Click HERE to read a great article from The News Virginian in Waynesboro, VA about our tree farm in West Augusta, VA. The tree farm is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am-4pm through December 20. We hope to see you there!

An article published a few years ago the Roanoke Times website describes the connection between nurturing Christmas trees and boys in need of change. Read the full article here.

WHSV-3 from Harrisonburg, VA, ran a great report on the tree farm in 2015 titled, “Youth Build Skills at Christmas Tree Farm.” For video of the full report, click here.

Click here for more information about our tree farm.