Grandfather Home for Children celebrates their 200th adoption!
Gaile, Thomas and Christine Osborne are excited to officially welcome Sierra and Derek to their family! Grandfather Home is delighted to have helped 200 children find love and stability in forever homes. Congratulations!
Grandfather Academy Receives NCASES Accreditation
Grandfather Academy in Banner Elk, has become the only school in North Carolina to be accredited by The National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES). Click here to read this news release.
Grandfather Home now Serving 300 Children in Care
On September 1, 2011, Grandfather Home for Children served an all-time high of 300 children in one day. The organization serves these children in 48 counties in North Carolina, from Murphy to east of Raleigh. Click here to read this news release.
Learn more about our ministry at our Circle of Courage program. You can see how our children are growing and thriving through their healing process. Contact April Miller at email@example.com for more information.
Successful Centennial Kick Off for Grandfather Home
Since 1914, when Reverend Edgar Tufts opened the door to the first children of Grandfather Home, the school’s programs have adapted and changed to meet the needs of “the child now before us.” On the eve of this important year, May 18, kicked off the centennial celebration of successfully serving children in need with a Centennial Opening Ceremony held on the Grandfather Home, Hayes Campus in Banner Elk, NC. The day’s events began as the Avery County High School band shared their talents in providing processional music “When the Saints go marching In” as friends, special guests, trustees, alumni and staff gathered in the gymnasium due to rain. Our sincere gratitude to Grandfather Home trustee, Brenda White Wright, for bringing an inspiring message of hope and blessing for serving the children that will be cared for in the future.
Guests also enjoyed the lighting of the centennial cauldron, live music, delicious foods, kids’ crafts and games, mingling with friends and to top it off, fresh strawberry sundaes served at the end of the event. Grandfather Home sincerely thanks everyone that contributed their time and unique talents and the continued support that friends and the community have shared to make this special day a success and to mark the beginning of a very special time of celebration.
Grandfather Home will continue to celebrate the centennial in a variety of ways for the remainder of 2013 and special events will continue in 2014. We invite you to be a part of this exciting time of celebration and look forward to sharing this special time with you.
Please visit the Centennial page for updates and event listings.
For more information regarding these events, please contact Liz Parker, at 828.713.6105 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.