June is National Zoos and Aquariums Month!
June Needs List
Our kids have loved visiting the zoo in the past. From exploring the new exhibits to zip lining across the Saluda River there is something for kids of all ages. You can help us celebrate National Zoos and Aquariums Month by donating tickets for our kids.
Join us at Spirit Communication Park!
The kids are out of school for the summer and that means more lazy mornings around the house, more time spent in the backyard, and a new set of needs! In addition to our June Needs List we're also sharing our summer wish list.
It's Graduation Season!
Join us on July 17th at the Columbia Fireflies game!
Midlands Gives Breaks Records
This year there are 3.5 million students expected to graduate high school, a milestone each one of them has spent their entire lives working toward. But did you know that kids who have been in foster care are 50% less likely to graduate by the time they turn 19?
Happy Mother's Day
Midlands Gives Breaks Records with Major Increase in Number of Gifts to 337 Nonprofits
Wells Fargo Funds Homeless Teens Program
“My favorite part of working at Palmetto Place is getting to know the kids we serve. Some of them have been through so much trauma and pain, but while they’re here, they’re just kids and teens.
May Needs List
We are so thankful to have the support of Wells Fargo for our 2017 Unaccompanied Youth Program.
Summer will be here before we know it and we have a brand new list of supplies. Can you help us get ready for the summer months when the kids will be home during the days by picking up some items from our needs list?
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Last week the kids were on Sprig Break and we were able to share some brand new experiences with them, like zip lining through the Gorge in North Carolina with Generation Next.
Staff Spotlight: Essence Jackson
Every day at Palmetto Place we’re caring for children and teens who have been affected by child abuse and neglect. This month we’re raising awareness on how you can help prevent child abuse in the Midlands.
One professional in the social services field is Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter’s own Case Manager, Ms. Essence Jackson. She has worked with the Palmetto Place’s residents for 2 years, on a day-to-day basis to assess any of the children’s needs, whether that be personal or concerning their case, any challenges that they may be having