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If you attend a church in the Midlands of South Carolina, you may have heard of a nonprofit called Family Promise, which fifteen local churches are participating in.

What is Family Promise?  Simply put, Family Promise is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. One component of Family Promise is the Interfaith Hospitality Network. But that’s not all there is!

If you would like to learn more about this worthwhile organization and how local churches are getting involved, please attend a Family Promise Informational Luncheon that will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at Brookland Baptist Church (1066 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia, SC).  The sponsoring organization for the luncheon is the local chapeter of Church Women United.  The featured speaker will be The Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield, Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Shandon Presbyterian Church and chair of the local Board of Family Promise.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and a buffet lunch will be available at 11:00 a.m. Luncheon tickets are $15 (checks made payable to Church Women United).  Tickets should be purchased by January 8, 2015, by sending remittance to Joann Grant, 9190 Windsor Blvd., Columbia, SC, 29223.

Information or questions should be directed to Rowena Nylund, phone 803-252-7752.

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Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter is a place of refuge for children in need.   Its mission is “To provide a safe and nurturing emergency shelter bringing together a broad range of services for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.”

Palmetto Place is housed in a five bedroom residence, with each bedroom equipped for a specific age and gender.  At maximum capacity, Palmetto Place can house 16 children.  Because of the nature of the service to children, the exact location of Palmetto Place is kept secret.

During their stay in Palmetto Place, children receive medical, mental health, and dental care, nutritious meals, clothing, and personal care items.

Palmetto Place

Palmetto Place has supplied the following wish list of items.   Anyone wishing to donate items should deliver supplies to Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6111 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206, or call (803) 786-6819 to arrange for the items to be picked up :

Palmetto Place Wish List

Kitchen & Laundry Supplies
liquid detergent for the dishwasher

liquid detergent (Dawn, Joy, etc.)
trash bags (30 & 39 gallon size)
laundry detergent
anti-static dryer sheets
disinfectant sprays
spray bottles of cleaning liquids (409, clorox, works, etc.)
paper towels
toilet paper

Personal Care/Grooming Supplies/Other
shampoo and conditioner (i.e. Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Optimum, Motions, etc. )
hair grease and conditioner

towels

washcloths

toothpaste

toothbrushes

mouthwash

dental floss

lotion

children’s medicine (i.e. Tylenol, Chloreseptic, cough medicine)

Neosporin
hair gel
hair accessories (barrettes, ponytail holders, etc.)
stick deodorant (male and female)
dove soap (unscented)

They add:

“Of course, we can always use gift cards and gift certificates to supermarkets and discount stores like Target, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart. We are always in need of certificates or coupons that we can use to entertain the kids while they’re at the shelter. The children enjoy going to the movies, bowling alleys, skating rinks, fun parks, etc. And all that play makes for hungry mouths, so they also appreciate gift certificates to fast food or kid-friendly restaurants!”

IF YOU VOLUNTEER FOR THE PALMETTO PLACE CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY SHELTER, WOULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF ARTICLE TO SHARE IN THIS SPACE?  The idea is to inform and inspire other peacemakers like yourself.

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