#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths and political views together across the globe.
In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, we have had to adapt to a new way of life here on campus. As we continue to provide the children with everything they need to succeed and live as normally as possible, our expenses have remained the same and even broadened. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel or postpone several on campus visits and fundraising events this spring. On this day of global giving, we ask that you help us navigate through these changes by donating to Boys Home of Virginia online (click here) or give Melinda a call at 540-965-7707.
Thank you in advance for your generosity during these uncertain times and your continued support of Boys Home. We greatly appreciate it.
Boys Home of Virginia has hired Marie Mason as a houseparent. Marie brings a variety of experience to Boys Home; she owned and operated a dairy farm for fifteen years, and also spent ten years working at David Stuart in Lewisburg, WV. She also is a co-owner of a local business called Cultivate Craft Bar in Covington, where she sells local arts and crafts, do-it-yourself kits, and supplies.
Marie loves to learn and is always up for something new! She says the Boys Home campus is stunning, and she enjoys her time with the students and the sense of family among the staff. Boys Home looks forward to working with Marie!
Donnie Wheatley discusses life at Boys Home during the COVID-19 crisis:
There’s no doubt we are living in extraordinary times, and Boys Home is no exception. Executive director Donnie Wheatley takes a moment to share some of the changes and precautions the leadership team at Boys Home has taken recently to keep our students and our community safe and healthy. Despite an interruption to their normal schedule, students continue to learn, participate in the work program, communicate regularly with their families, and enjoy many of the recreational opportunities the Boys Home campus has to offer.
Through all of the uncertainty, Boys Home students have shown incredible resilience. They continue to accept all the new guidelines with grace, and do what needs to be done in a way that is inspiring to all staff members.
We encourage you to take a moment to hear from Donnie Wheatley himself.
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!
On June 5, 2020, Boys Home will raffle off a beautiful quilt! The quilt measures 84″ x 105,” 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 above and send it in with your donation! To purchase via credit card, please call (540) 965-7707.
During these uncertain times, students and staff are going through many changes. But one thing will always remain the same at Boys Home of Virginia. For over 100 years, we have cared for the children entrusted to us, and that will always be our number one priority.
To help maintain student safety, we’ve shifted our classes to out-of-classroom learning. Our teachers are engaging the students via computers and other assigned work, check and find more info at propery management san diego rentals. Each of our students have been provided with a computer, and we are working with parents and guardians to ensure that we put the best plan in place for each student. Some families have opted to have their child return home. In those cases, parents are responsible for picking up their children, and extensive measures are put in place to keep our campus safe as they exit. They will also monitor classes via remote learning.
We are keeping up with the most recent updates from our governor and the president, adjusting as necessary and appropriate. On campus, we have adjusted dining practices (students no longer eat in the dining hall but rather in their cottages), recreation opportunities, work schedules, visitors on campus, etc. to comply with current guidelines.
We know things are difficult and far from normal, but we are grateful for the kindness and support of our community.