Race for the Place 5K this Saturday!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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There is still time to register to run or walk this awesome-ly flat and fast course in Columbia, SC!  This event is family-friendly, including a Kids Fun Run, including goody bags and medals for all kids.  Plus, chicken, bagels, and other goodies after the race from PDQ Columbia, EarthFare Columbia,  and Panera Bread!

Where is Homelessness Getting Worse (and Better)?

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

An infographic on the state of homelessness in America via ThinkProgress.

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South Carolina is in the pink.

A Quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”



Volunteer at Race for the Place 5k

Posted by: Jessica Malovic

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Are you looking for a great family friendly volunteer opportunity? Come out and volunteer at the 5th Annual Race for the Place to help support the homeless families and programs of St. Lawrence Place!  You can choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities: work the course (direct participants and cheer them on!), work a water stop, help with registration, collect participant chips at the end of race, or come help set up and break down. Sign up to volunteer at eventbrite.

I’m Just the Office Lady

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls

About a year ago I received my Masters in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College. I was proud of myself. Really proud. So proud that I got up the nerve to ask for a new title…and I became President and CEO of Trinity Housing Corporation.

Last week we had our Christmas gathering with our families at SLP.  Community volunteers treated them to a wonderful meal, and Santa made a visit with toys for all the children. We’ve always encouraged our families to write thank-you’s to the volunteers, and I was in charge of collecting the notes. One of our children handed me two envelopes and said, “One’s for you, too!”

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I’ll admit, I was busy, so I tucked it away. The next day I came in and remembered the card. It was simply addressed to “Office Lady.” On the inside it said, “Thank you for giving us a home when no one else cared.” I cried. A lot. This SLP family had no idea what my title was…all they knew was I was the lady in the office who made the rules and made sure everything was running smoothly. And they knew that I cared.

So, as we go into the Christmas break, I’ll accept my new title. I only hope I can live up to it, because what that card said is much more important than securing funds, managing staff or creating policies.  It’s about caring about and empowering others…and that takes 100%.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Lila Anna

P.S. this blog was supposed to be a re-do of last year’s post about donating money to SLP as the year ends. Please do that, too (I’m asking as the Office Lady!) by clicking here or sending a check to 2400 Waites Road, Columbia, SC 29204.

Shop AmazonSmile & Help SLP!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Give back the easy way this holiday season, by simply shopping!
(St. Lawrence Place is the primary program of Trinity Housing Corporation).
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