Boys and Girls Country is closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19. As recommended by the CDC and other health professionals, we are taking measures to continue to provide a safe home for our children.
Boys and Girls Country is unable to welcome outside visitors to our campus or accept new children in our program. Please contact us at (281) 351-4976 if you have questions or need assistance.
In accordance with the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more, we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 ride scheduled for April 18 and cancel our Spring Festival scheduled for May 2, 2020. The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff and community are of the utmost importance, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected.
Current economic forecasts, the volatility of the stock market and the slowdown in the oil industry have put a strain on our resources and those of the entire community. However, we remain committed to our mission of changing the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults.
Although visitors are temporarily restricted from our campus, you can still make a difference in our kids’ lives! Opportunities for your consideration include:
- Making a secure donation online.
- Purchasing supplies from our BGC Amazon list:
(Remember to choose “Boys and Girls Country of Houston” as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases through AmazonSmile.)
- Praying for our kids and staff, that:
- Their physical, emotional and spiritual needs will be met;
- Our students will persevere through the tough adjustments to the new norm;
- Our teaching parents will continue being encouraged and strengthened to lead our children towards becoming self-sustaining and contributing adults;
- Our operations will be able to continue providing for the needs of the cottages, and the donations will not subside.
We welcome your encouragements in the form of Facebook messages, emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, physical letters and even text messages. You can subscribe to receive short text updates from Boys and Girls Country by texting “BGC” to 22999 and reply back with anything you’d like to share.
Thank you for your continued friendship. May God bless you and your families!