Kids Create: A Circle of Giving

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Every year at the holidays, Eastminster Presbyterian Church hosts an amazing event for homeless and impoversished children in the Midlands, called Circle of Giving.

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Each child in attendance gets to choose gift items for their immediate family members, and have the items wrapped up to take home and give at Christmas.  This event means so much to those who have so little.  The children are excited to be able to give gifts to their parents and siblings, and the mothers and fathers cherish the items they receive from their children.

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Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers that make this event possible for our children and families!

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Holiday Shop 2013

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

Last Monday, December 9th, was our 2nd Annual Holiday Shop where St. Lawrence Place residents selected one educational gift and one fun gift for each of their children.  Adults can also choose a gift for themselves, and leave the event with a basket full of cleaning supplies.  It is amazing to see the overwhelming support of our community come together to provide gifts for our residents.

This event would not exist without the support from groups like Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, Sales & Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association, KD’s Treehouse, St. Martin’s In the Field Episcopal Church, North Trenholm Baptist Church, and countless others.

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Volunteers were on-site to help residents select gifts, wrap them and gather their gifts to go home.

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We would like to send a special thank you to Arbra and Pastor Lewis of First Calvary Baptist Church for hosting the Holiday Shop and dinner this year. From setting up the shop, to preparing the food, to Santa pictures, to donating gifts; your congregation was wonderful to work with and we appreciate all the hard work that goes into making this day so special.

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A Lesson in Money Management

Posted by: RJames

On Monday, November 4, 2013, Karen Jenkins of KRJ Consulting visited St. Lawrence Place to share her expertise in the area of finance.  As a Financial Consultant and Strategist, Karen is an expert on financial empowerment. She has regular appearances on local media outlets.

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image via KRJ Consulting website

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GivingTuesday: We’d Love Your Donation

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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#GivingTuesday™ is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

From our family to yours, have a happy Thanksgiving!

We give thanks for all of our supporters, especially this week, the USC Law School Pro Bono group who cooked a huge Thanksgiving feast for all SLP residents this past Monday evening:

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Kids Create: New Beginnings in the Garden

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

The kids in the after school program at SLP recently planted some seeds for our Fall garden.

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