School Supplies & Backpacks for Kids!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

HBA school supplies 2013

As long as I have been working at St. Lawrence Place, (7 years!), we have always been able to count on the Sales & Marketing Council of Greater Columbia Home Builders Association to donate all the school supplies and backpacks that our kids need to start the school year.


Social Justice Thought for the Day (a quote)

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

“The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people’s children.”

~Marian Wright Edelman


Kids Create: Love at Atria Senior Living

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Over the summer, the kids attending our 10-week summer camp had the chance to give back to the community by reading books to the residents of Atria Senior Living.



Summer Volunteers Rock!

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

summer literacy pic

It is estimated that the “Summer Slide” accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between lower income students and their middle- and upper income peers according to Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Frazen, authors of the article Why Summer Matters in the Rich/Poor Achievement Gap, August 2009.


Kids Create: Pigskin Poet Fun at RCPL!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill


On July 12th, St. Lawrence Place summer campers had the opportunity to meet some USC football players and hear then read poetry at an awesome annual event at the RCPL!

Live Oak Place: New Affordable Housing for Formerly Homeless Families

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls


Almost 25 years ago a group of caring, concerned, people came together to talk about homeless families in Columbia. They talked about what they needed – not just temporarily, but long term – to permanently get out of the heartbreaking situation they had found themselves in. These caring, concerned, parishioners of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral founded Trinity Housing Corporation, a 501-c-3 with its own board of directors and staff, to take on this task.

Trinity Housing started with a duplex, on Hope Avenue. (When I tell this story people think I made up the street name, it’s so absolutely fitting…) When the City of Columbia offered property on Waites Road in early 1991, St. Lawrence Place was born, and two families became 28.