When our Worlds Collide

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

When you work for a non-profit, you live it.  And so does your family.

They really are great friends, even though Michael’s not smiling in this pic!

My boys know and love St. Lawrence Place. They do school projects on the organization, ask for donations instead of birthday presents, and volunteer with friends to make lunches for the children’s program.  Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in those heads as they walk around campus as though they (or their mama) run the place…and then it hits you in the oddest moment. That’s the moment when your two worlds collide.
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Race for the Place 5K & Fun Run Wrap-Up (Pictures)!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

A huge thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, and participants that made the 2013 Race for the Place such a success.  We had over 330 participants in the 5k and Fun Run!  We also had a couple former SLP residents participate, as well as some current SLP residents and children.

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Kids Create: Animation at Columbia Museum of Art

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

As part of an on-going partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art, the teens living at St. Lawrence Place visited the museum in January and created cartoons with Sanford Greene.

Mr. Greene has worked on animation projects for the last 10 years with movies, short films, and comic books and he is an art professor at Benedict College.  The teens created their own animation and character, and Mr. Greene signed copies of his comic books for them.


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New Shoes for Kids from Payless ShoeSource

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

St. Lawrence Place was awarded 50 shoe certificates from Payless ShoeSource through their annual Payless Shoes 4 Kids program. This is the 4th year we have been honored to receive these certificates, which allow all of the children and teens living at SLP to receive brand new shoes for free.
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St. Lawrence Place is at Earth Fare Tonight!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Come visit our table at Earth Fare tonight from 5-7 PM–we’re recruiting runners/walkers for the Race for the Place 5K & Kids’ Fun Run that will take place on Saturday, February 9th.
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Child Homelessness in SC

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

According to the 2010 report by The National Center on Family Homelessness, America’s Youngest Outcasts, South Carolina ranks 48th out of 50 for “Risk of Child Homelessness.” (1=Best, 50=Worst)
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