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December 15, 2018
Gifts that provide you income


As you consider your year-end gifts, you may need to consider a gift that can produce income. If this option interests you, consider a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder unitrust. A charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder unitrust can provide you with increased income, a charitable deduction, and avoidance of capital gains tax if the gift is in the form of appreciated stock.Benefits of a charitable gift annuity Receive fixed payments to you or another annuitant you designate read more

 

December 14, 2018
Changing a 10-year-olds life


She is 10 years old. She came from a family of abuse and drugs.“My Mom was always out doing drugs. When she was home, she was asleep or passed out. My Dad was always home. He tried to take care of us. He would throw the football and play with us. One day I had to stay home from school because I had lice. I woke up after my brother had left for school. I got up to get breakfast. After breakfast I wandered into the living room and found my Dad dead because he had overdosed. I came to BCH three read more

 

December 12, 2018
Life Insurance Gifts


Do you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed? It would be a perfect gift for Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina.Benefits of gifts of life insurance Receive a charitable income tax deduction If Baptist Children's Homes retains the policy to maturity, you can receive additional tax deductions by making annual gifts so that we can pay the premiums If Baptist Children's Homes cashes in the policy, you will be able to see firsthand how your gift supports our charitable work If read more

 

December 11, 2018
Four children under 10 arrived at 4:00 am


It is 4:00 in the morning when the phone rings at the emergency care cottage. “We have 4 children under the age of 10, do you have room?”House parents begin to ready the rooms so that the children will have a warm bed to crawl into when they arrive. They also begin to prepare a snack knowing the children may have not eaten for days considering their circumstances.Opioids have stolen their Mom away from them. The cottage is quiet when the four children arrive. It is hard for them to understand read more

 

December 11, 2018
Hurry! Double your end-of-year gift before January 31, 2019


Give now through the end of January and your gift will be doubled. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000. Give a gift of $50 to sponsor a child’s Christmas and it will be doubled to $100 –– a cottage sponsor’s gift of $600 becomes $1,200. What better gift to give a friend or business associate than to honor them with a gift that blesses a child. BCH notifies honorees with a card and sends a gift acknowledgment receipt to you.Consider a gift of cash or a gift of appreciated read more

 

December 11, 2018
Life's passion for ministry continues with NCBAM


Shirley Carlson chuckles recalling her move to Asheboro in 2017. “We came to Asheboro thinking we would slow down from mission work. But God had other plans!” Instead of narrowing her and husband Roger’s callings, God continued to expand their work and use every bit of their knowledge, experience and passion for His glory.For most of their lives together, Roger served as a pastor. In 1999, the couple became North American Mission Board church planters and later served as Baptist Convention of read more

 

December 10, 2018
Real Estate Gifts


The gift of real estate provides the three-fold advantage of allowing you, the donor to experience the joy of giving, receive a tax deduction, and offer a major financial gift to BCH. In recent years, BCH has received a vacation home, a primary residence, and undeveloped land.Benefits of gifts of real estate Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift Leave a lasting legacy to Baptist Children''s Homes How read more

 

December 9, 2018
The comfort of loving arms


The snow is on the mountain of our Broyhill Campus. It is a beautiful sight with lights and luminaries lining the campus. Each cottage is filled with the aroma of fresh baked Christmas cookies and warm apple cider. The Christmas Tree adorns the corner of the living room and at night creates a beautiful halo effect.Night begins to fall all around the campus and quiet engulfs the grounds. That is outside, but on the inside of each cottage is lots of activity. Children are so excited about the many read more

 

December 8, 2018
Board hears crucial updates on end-of-year giving


The Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, October 23, more than a month after the original date in September. Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas and swept through the state causing the meeting to be postponed.Trustees heard multiple reports, including updates about the damage Hurricane Florence caused at multiple Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) locations. BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell reported that damages could total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.Brenda Gray, BCH Executive read more

 

December 7, 2018
With bowed heads and thankful hearts


Will you give a little extra this Christmas? The reasons for my request are numerous, but in the end, it is always for the children Twins Adam and Andrew, who came dirty, tired and sad because of the trauma they endured, were elated when they unwrapped the new cowboy boots they requested for Christmas. Eight-year-old Joe, who scribbled only one item on his Christmas wish list –– “one pair of socks with no holes” –– was excited when he received new socks and much more.Jake, Robin and Sara, who read more

 

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