September is Hunger Action Month

Did you know that 1 in 6 people struggle to get enough to eat? What about the fact that food insecurities are particularly harmful to children? Many people think hunger is directly influenced by poverty. Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Poverty in the United States is only one of many… Read more »

Snow Days

We’re snowed in again! Our 20 kids love it – just like your kids do! But it takes a lot of preparation to get ready. A few of you have asked what our plan is and we thought you’d all like to know. Here’s how the average week works – We keep our large storage… Read more »

Christmas is Coming!

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… Read more »

Sweat the Small Stuff

The saying goes – don’t sweat the small stuff. But at Palmetto Place, we think the opposite. We do sweat the small stuff because sometimes that’s what matters to our kids. Quick – what does your child’s bed look like right this moment? Fun sheets with matching comforter, matching pillowcases? Maybe a stuffed animal or… Read more »

Christmas at Palmetto Place

Happy New Year! I hope 2013 has begun on a positive, happy note for you. I thought I’d share Palmetto Place’s Christmas holiday with you today. First let me say that Christmas for 15 kids is quite a feat, one that we couldn’t possibly pull off by ourselves. It truly takes a village to provide… Read more »