Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Life of a Potato

Today’s post is from Jill Lawson, our counselor, who always finds amazing creative ways to help our kids. What better way to start a group on Diversity with our residents than to get creative with a sack of potatoes. Our kids all have an array of life stories – different ways they grew up, different… Read more »

The Wheels on the Bus

Spring Break was a great opportunity to teach our teens a few more life skills at Palmetto Place and we embarked on a big adventure – a #busventure for anyone who follows us on Twitter. The day started out early and cold and rainy – perfect conditions for taking the city bus, right? Kat, our… Read more »

Palmetto Place Unveils TV PSA

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter was awarded as the 2012-2013 Public Service partner of the American Advertising Federation of the Midlands. As part of their new awareness campaign, which kicks off April 2013 in conjunction with Child Abuse Awareness Month, a brand new web site and TV PSA were created for the shelter. All labor and… Read more »

The Teen’s Big Bus Adventure

The Teen’s Big Bus Adventure So we’re going on a bus ride! The city bus, that is. Learning to ride the bus and knowing about banks and bank accounts are part of our Teen Life Skills program here at Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter. Tomorrow, April 4, we’re taking on this challenge. It’s just as much… Read more »

Gift from St. Andrews Woman’s Club

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter is honored to have received funding from the St. Andrews Woman’s Club. The Club awarded $33,000 to three Midlands area nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, March 26.  The presentations were made at a reception held at the historic Headquarters of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of South Carolina.  The donated monies… Read more »

Colonial Life Grant

Palmetto Place recently received a grant from Colonial Life to fund its Teen Life Skills program. We are excited to be able to teach our teens life skills, including managing a bank account, grocery shopping, cooking a meal, riding the city bus and much more. Thank you Colonial Life!