Director, Angela J. Williams
Central Children’s Home of North Carolina,
Rev. O. D. Sykes,
Third Vice President, seen on right of Rev. Sykes is the Administrative Assistant
Evolving to Meet the Needs of New Times
The “Grant Colored Asylum” was renamed and incorporated in 1887 as “The Colored Orphanage Asylum of North Carolina.” In 1927, the orphanage was reincorporated as “The Colored Orphanage of North Carolina,” and in 1965 was renamed “The Central Orphanage of North Carolina.” In August of 1986, the facility became known as the Central Children’s Home of North Carolina, Inc.
The General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has been a pillar of support for the (CCHNC) since its formation. The Central Children’s Home of North Carolina has become the unparalleled leader in youth care facilities. This achievement of excellence is due in large measure to their experienced leadership team of caring and nurturing professionals, and the unyielding moral and financial support of the GBSCNC.
Success Has Its Costs
Success, however, comes at a cost. For the past few years, there has been a critical need for dependable transportation for the Central Children’s Home. The Home had a fleet of four vans (three are 1995 models and one is a 1998 model) and collectively the fleet is approaching one million miles. Repair and maintenance costs annually run into the thousands of dollars for the Home taking needed dollars away from program needs.
The Central Children’s Home of North Carolina, Inc., a residential child care facility
for children who are dependent, neglected or abused, has been in operation for over
In August, 1883, the Colored Orphanage Association was formed in Henderson, North Carolina by members of the Shiloh Association (which is now United Shiloh Association) and Wake Missionary Baptist Association. The idea of a home was presented by Dr. Augustus Shepard who had become familiar with the large number of homeless and neglected children by traveling throughout the state.
In October, 1882, a farm of twenty-
A call for transportation upgrade assistance was conveyed to the GBSCNC, which had given unwavering support to the Central Children’s Home for over 130 years. Our Convention conveyed this request for help to its 44 member Association in the form of a challenge. This “Challenge” created a resolution which in summary stated:
That the General Board challenge 44 Associations to give … between Mid Year Session
(May 2012) and All-
The Challenge was presented and the Challenge was answered in the form of two Ford 12 passenger vans, with one additional van to be presented this year.
The first van was delivered on June 4 and presented to the public on June 16 at the Annual Central Children’s Home Day in Oxford. Since then, the GBSC has donated additional funds to complete a 3 van fleet commitment. The last of three vans will be presented this year to round off a three van fleet. “Challenge presented, challenge answered, Missions Accomplished.”
REV. O. D. SYKES
Third Vice President-
The General Baptist State Convention of NC in an effort to support the ongoing needs of the Central Children’s Home of NC, challenged its 44 Member Association to replenish their aging fleet of vehicles. The challenge was met by the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and its Member Associations with the purchase and delivery of two Ford 12 passenger heavy duty vans to the CCH. A third vehicle will be delivered by the close of 2013.
New Fleet of Vans for the Central Children’s Home Courtesy of the General Baptist State Convention of NC
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