Our "New" Old House

We moved in last week and the elementary and middle school kids are so happy! There are two little boys who lived there at the beginning of the year and were very excited to be back in their old rooms. One of our girls lived with us a couple of years ago and came back to live with us at our other location a few months ago. She knew exactly where she was at the renovated house last week and did cartwheels in her old room. The kids are proud of their home and love showing it off to everyone who comes to visit! About the new house - the space itself is not only beautiful but functional. The open kitchen leading to the spacious dining room and the living room – it’s a dream come true. The light is wonderful. The wide hallways give us room for a chair and a desk – quiet space and work space. The colors of the house are so warm and inviting.

One of my favorite things, though, is the detail. The stairs – I can’t find the words to tell you how beautiful those stairs are. The woodwork – truly amazing. Everyone has commented on the woodwork and the thought that went into recreating the original moldings from 1886. The French doors between the living and dining rooms – well, in the words of one houseparent, “They put the French doors back in!” Nope, I had no idea there were French doors in that house years ago.

We’ve already grown in terms of numbers of kids and there are many more kids to come. It’s so nice to say “yes, we can take this child into our home,” instead of “no, we’re full.”

Thank you for your support and all you continue to do for our kids. Thank you for caring about them and believing in our vision and ability to care for kids, to heal them and give them a better life. This is truly a special time for Palmetto Place. If you haven’t given yet and would like to make a contribution to #SavingMoreChildren, please click here.

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NewsErin Galloway