Newberry, SC – The Midlands children's home, Boys Farm of Newberry welcomed two new exceptional additions to its grounds thanks to the help and contributions from countless donors and volunteers from across the state.
On April 13th, Boys Farm held a ribbon cutting for two recently-constructed, multi-million, state-of-the-art cottages to be used as dormitories for its residents, staff and their families.
Boys Farm chose to cut the ribbon on its 56th Founders Day Homecoming where it celebrated serving the Midlands since 1960. The non-profit, Boys Farm provides foster-care services for Midland’s boys who face difficult family situations. The residency program provides structured and caring new beginnings for troubled youth in a pastoral and Christian setting with a mission of “Building Boys Rather Than Men.”
Each cottage is approximately 5,200 square feet with 8 bedrooms, offering much-needed additional space for boys living at the farm. The cottages are large brick homes with spacious modern kitchens, media rooms, and the latest in energy-savings technologies to reduce power costs.
Donors and volunteers included: Great Southern Homes; the Building Industry Association of South Carolina; ISE America and the Cassels family along with dozens of home-building industry suppliers who contributed materials, time and labor constructing the residency buildings.
"I thought this would be a great community-service type project that we could provide. It's what we do best… building great homes," said Michael Nieri, owner of Great Southern Homes. "We build houses for people and this was a great cause to take on."