The Foundation
Universal has a strong sense of social responsibility providing community support through programmatic support for 501(c)(3) organizations through the Foundation. The Foundation is committed to goodwill as is evident in its investment in the community and in addition to financial support, promotes employee volunteerism. The Company also provides support for events through corporate contributions.

Universal currently has significant business operations in the following locations:

  • Oxford (Granville County), North Carolina
  • Rocky Mount (Nash County), North Carolina
  • Wilson, North Carolina
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Kenbridge, Virginia

Periodically we shine our spotlight on one of the programs or events we support. Perhaps yours will be next. Good luck, and thank you for what you do for our communities.

Virgina Home for Boys and Girls

By: Claiborne Mason, President of Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

Our Belief

Since 1994, Universal Leaf Corporation has supported Virginia Home for Boys and Girls’ belief that all children deserve to grow up surrounded by a loving, nurturing family, and that all children deserve encouragement, protection, and a sense of belonging that comes from supportive adult relationships in a healthy family environment and a safe supportive community. After all, a healthy family is critical to every child’s ability to live a successful life.

Our Mission

At VHBG, our mission is to help children across Virginia with emotional and behavioral health concerns by facilitating the healing process. The trauma-informed care youth receive restores hope to them and their families who then find the courage to thrive.

Our Programs

Our group homes include family-style living with individualized, supportive services for boys and girls ages 11-17. By offering housing and support services, our highly individualized Independent Living Arrangement supports qualifying youth ages 17-21 who have aged out of foster care. Our specialized school, John G. Wood, is just the right size to teach students with emotional and behavioral concerns that impact their academic success. And our therapeutic resource center offers a continuum of community-based care to meet the mental health needs of the youth we serve on campus, as well as those residing in surrounding communities. Our 30+ acre campus feels like a neighborhood you’d want to live in. For some youth in crisis, a safe neighborhood is new to them. Tree-lined streets allow...

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