Boys Home of Virginia is extremely grateful for the generosity of artist, P. Buckley Moss. For 32 years, she has donated one of her beautiful printsfor Boys Home to raffle. This year’s print is titled Graceful Autumn Ride #275 and is valued around $200.00 framed. The print was framed by Mr. Pat Loving at Loving Frame & Art in Covington, Virginia.
Raffle tickets are $5 each or 10 for $45. Boys Home will draw a winner on October 31, 2023. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Boys Home Development Office at 540-965-7707, email Melinda at email@example.com, or purchase online at www.givetoboyhomeofva.org.
Raffle entries must be received by October 30, 2023. All proceeds directly benefit the programs at Boys Home. Best of luck to win this lovely print!
Boys Home of Virginia will host their 7th annual fall fundraising event, the Boys Home Harvest Hustle 5K, 10K and half-marathon on Saturday, October 28, 2023. This event has grown each year and continues to offer a fun, yet competitive event for runners and walkers alike. Boys Home is very thankful for all sponsors and participants that have continuously gone above and beyond each year to provide support for Boys Home, their students, and their mission.
All three races will begin and end at the Intervale Trailhead of the Jackson River Scenic Trail, in Covington, VA. The event will offer aid stations along the race routes with water and Gatorade available. Each participant will receive a unique T-shirt and participation medal, as well as snacks and drinks before and after the race.
An awards ceremony for each race will begin approximately 30 minutes after the top three men and women racers cross the finish line. Top three finishers male and female overall and top three male and female in each age category will receive awards. The age categories are: Under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.
Race weekend schedule:
Friday, October 27 –4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Drive-thru packet pickup at Boys Home of Virginia,
414 Boys Home Road, Covington VA.
Saturday, October 28 – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and packet pickup
9:30 a.m. – Half-Marathon begins
9:45 a.m. – 10K begins
10:00 a.m. – 5K begins
Registration for the 5K is $30.00, 10K is $40.00, and the half-marathon is $50.00, with early-bird pricing available before September 8. Discounts are available to running clubs and teams! To register, or for more information, visit www.runforboyshome.org or call Melinda at (540) 965-7707.
Boys Home of Virginia is pleased to announce Harriet Meinecke of Galax, Virginia, as the winner of the 2023 Quilt Raffle. This year the quilt was a lovely Trip Around the World pattern done in neutral beige, brown and black colorways. A special thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser and to Phyllis Gibson of Waterford Township, Michigan, for donating this amazing piece of art.
For the third year in a row, Boys Home of Virginia will be participating in a 24-hour online giving event called Give Local Alleghany Highlands on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. This event is sponsored by The Alleghany Foundation and MightyCause.
Give Local Alleghany Highlands is an opportunity for community members to support local non-profit organizations. Every participating organization has the chance to win additional monetary prizes for donations received on May 23. Any online donations to Boys Home of Virginia during the power hours of 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. will help Boys Home become eligible to win a prize for the most money raised in that hour. There will also be a Golden Ticket prize drawing each hour from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. on May 23 for any non-profit that receives donations during these hours.
This is a one-day, online giving event; however, any cash or check donations received May 9 – May 23 will be counted towards the grand total received. The minimum donation is $5.00, and there is no maximum donation limit. Please visit www.givelocalah.org to donate on behalf of Boys Home of Virginia or for more information about the Give Local Alleghany Highlands event. If you need additional information about Boys Home, feel free to contact Melinda Nichols at 540-965-7707 or visit www.boyshomeofva.org.
Boys Home of Virginia is excited to announce their annual spring open house on Thursday, April 27. Guests are invited to meet the staff and students, enjoy a wonderful lunch, and learn more about what Boys Home has to offer.
Registration, refreshments, and special classroom presentations begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Costan gymnasium. To attend the open house, please RSVP to Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-965-7707 by Monday, April 24.