Kiwanis’ Club Gives to the Boys & Girls Homes

By: Elizabethtown Kiwanis staff

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club gave back this week in a big way and learned more about the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina located in Lake Waccamaw.

Gary Greene, director of Civic Club Development at the Boys & Girls Homes, spoke to the club about progress at the homes and accepted a check in the amount of $2,000 from Kiwanian William Thompson on behalf of the local club this past Tuesday evening.

Gary Greene announced the Girls & Boys Homes would be having a groundbreaking ceremony (last Thursday) for the Fleming Academy. The fundraising efforts for the academy are still underway. Their goal is to receive $84,000 more in donations.

Greene said, “We have 48 kids on campus right now including three teen moms and their children, and we have 108 children in foster care.”

The school will have six classrooms and will help educate up to 88 students according to Greene. The Fleming Academy is a North Carolina Public Charter School already in session. The academy educates students in grades sixth through 12th grade and operates year-round, on a trimester schedule.

For more information about the homes or how you may help visit their website at

Elizabethtown Kiwanis staff