2023 Charity Efforts
Palmetto Place Children & Youth Services' mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for children and teens who have faced abuse, abandonment, neglect and/or homelessness.
History about Palmetto Place (from their website):
Located in South Carolina’s capital city, Columbia, Palmetto Place was founded by the Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia in 1977 as an emergency shelter for children who needed safe haven from child abuse and neglect. Our residential home has provided wraparound support services 24/7 for the last 40+ years and more than 7,500 children have called our house their home. In 2012, we created South Carolina’s first emergency and transitional housing program for non-systems youth experiencing homelessness. In 2016 we expanded our original home adding space for more children and teens who have faced abuse and neglect. We also opened a second campus that provides housing and support to youth who are at-risk for and experiencing homelessness in the Midlands. With a total of 50 beds, Palmetto Place provides a healing environment and hope for children and youth across South Carolina.
Our fund raising efforts this year will once again feature the popular silent auction and Tenfold your Billfold!
Silent Auction - We are adding a new category this year. With the upcoming holidays, we want to encourage our talented and clever members to donate a hand made holiday themed item to the auction. This can be an item you made, or one you bought to support a local artist. Holiday themed items are always popular in the auction, so plan to bring one (or some) to help raise funds for our charity.
Tenfold Your Billfold - This popular, fun, way to donate replaced the 50/50 raffle last year, and we are bringing it back for all to enjoy. Donate and you may receive tenfold in return! Details coming soon.