If you're having Christmas for 20 kids, you have to start early! We've already had many calls and emails about ways to volunteer, so we've developed a list of opportunities and needs for our kids and for the shelter. Christmas is a very fun time at Palmetto Place, but also a difficult time as our kids are missing their families. Each of our kids writes a Christmas wish list and we match families and groups who want to "adopt" them for Christmas gifts. We hope you'll find an opportunity on our list that fits with what you'd like to do. Thank you for being involved and making sure our kids have the best Christmas ever!
**Update: we are so fortunate that all of our kids have been "adopted" for Christmas gifts. We hope you'll find something else on our Christmas list that interests you. Gift cards are always a great option for our kids who arrive at Palmetto Place a few days before Christmas.
If you'd like to make a gift in someone's honor or memory for the holidays, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know some details about the gift you'd like to make and the person in who's honor you are giving. We'll kindly send a letter of honorarium to the person or their family and share our Palmetto Place story with them.
We are so grateful for the generosity of our supporters and extended Palmetto Place family, but ask that you kindly not bring toys, sweets, candy, etc. without first contacting us.
We strive to balance the kindness of those who show love to our residents with the knowledge that Christmas without family can be very difficult and emotional for our kids. We try not to overwhelm them--or set false expectations for future holidays--by ensuring that each child's gifts are provided through holiday "adoption." If you would like to "adopt" a child for Christmas gifts, please contact Erin.
We must also limit our visitors on Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day, but welcome volunteers through our Sunday Suppers program. For more information, or to schedule a meal, please contact email@example.com.