Ways to Give

September 18, 2018

Are you looking for ways to support the life-changing ministry of Palmer Home for Children? There are a myriad of ways you can support Palmer Home – through giving financially, praying consistently, spreading the word, providing respite care for  houseparents, sponsoring children, or creating fundraisers on behalf of Palmer Home – just to name a few!

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Facebook Fundraiser
Social media is a powerful and effective communication tool. Create a Facebook fundraiser and share about the uplifting work and vision of Palmer Home for Children. Share about the ways that Palmer Home has touched your heart and life and highlight your enthusiasm for this incredible ministry. Start by clicking Fundraisers in the left menu of your news feed, select Raise Money and follow the prompts. Be sure to set a goal limit and a fundraiser closing date! And use our hashtag – #whyIgive2PHC!

Employee Giving Campaign
Spread the word about Palmer Home for Children to your coworkers! You might be surprised how much people want to give, but that they don’t know who or how to support. Put up fliers around your office, especially in high traffic areas such as the kitchen and breakroom. Ask your Human Resources department for permission to display more detailed information about Palmer Home in your office. Consider hosting a donut and coffee morning break, a pizza lunch, or an afternoon snack time to tell your coworkers about Palmer Home and the amazing ways God is using it to transform lives. Ask your coworkers to become involved with you as you support the ministry of Palmer Home. We have a number of businesses throughout Mississippi and Tennessee that have annual giving campaigns. Our development team would be ecstatic to get a campaign going with your employer!

Hosted Dinner
Like to eat good food? Enjoy the company of good friends? Blend the two together and host a dinner with friends and share about Palmer Home and your desire to encourage and support this unique, ministry-minded organization. Ask your friends to consider partnering with you as you partner with Palmer Home.

Wedding & Party Favors
Are you getting married soon? Or are you hosting an important birthday party or family reunion?  As much as your guests would love another fridge magnet or a goody bag filled with Jordan almonds, think about donating a gift to Palmer Home in your guests’ honor. Print up a brief description about Palmer Home for each table and encourage to guests to look into this significant organization.

Informational Table at Church
It’s always nice to chat with people after church, especially with coffee and donuts! Ask someone on your church staff about setting up an informational table about Palmer Home for Children one Sunday this fall and spread the word about the ways the Lord is working in the lives of these precious children and about ways people can get involved. A box of donuts always helps to pique interest!

Small group “Adoption”
Are you in a small group, Bible study, or prayer team? Consider asking your small group to “adopt” Palmer Home for Children for the year. Make a point to pray for Palmer Home on a weekly basis, for children, for staff, for healing and hope, for wisdom and unity, for peace and joy, for patience and perseverance, and for love and grace to abound. Ask your small group to pool together resources and make a donation to Palmer Home. Is your small group looking for a way to serve the community? Contact Palmer Home and schedule a volunteer work day on campus!

Prayer Alarm
Do you ever wonder where the day went? It’s as if you woke up and blinked a few times and suddenly the clock says “noon” and a few blinks later you’re washing up dinner dishes and thinking about all the things left on your To Do list. Setting a daily prayer alarm on your watch or phone is a great way to create intentional time in your busy schedule to slow down and pray for a few minutes. Set a daily Palmer Home Prayer Alarm and create a meaningful prayer routine that will encourage your heart and bless the lives of others.

Monthly Gift
Palmer Home for Children is blessed by the support of our amazing extended Palmer Home family. Monthly donations allow Palmer Home to continue its restorative work in the lives of children. For just $19 a month, you can become a Palmer Hero!

Sponsor a Child
Sponsorship is a way to invest in the life of a young person at Palmer Home in a more consistent way. This is an incredibly important role in the lives of our children and it is something that we do not take lightly. Sponsors actively participate in the lives of our students by attending ball games, ballet performances, school recitals and inviting them over for family dinners and even holidays! Sponsors often maintain relationships with their students well past their time at Palmer Home and the fruit of these relationships is beautiful and bountiful.

Cottage Gifts
Houseparents passionately believe in the vision and mission of Palmer Home for Children. Part of their mission is to create safe and healthy living environments for the children in their care; making a tasty and nutritious meal each night is one way to nurture their children and carve out space to talk about the day, share, laugh, encourage and care for each other. Eating out at restaurants is a special treat for children and houseparents alike. Consider gifting a restaurant gift certificate to a cottage family for a night off of cooking and cleaning! Or order pizza and salads from a local pizza place for a cottage family or provide a gift certificate to a local ice cream parlor or frozen yogurt shop for a fun and sweet treat.  Contact Palmer Home to see if any cottages have specific needs for furniture or if they have room to accommodate the awesome foosball table that has been collecting dust in your basement for the past few years!

Houseparent Gifts
Houseparents are amazing people! They love and live sacrificially, tirelessly meeting the needs of the special children within their care. You can bless houseparents with a gift certificate for a dinner date and maybe even a movie afterward. If you really want to knock their socks off, volunteer to watch their kids at the cottage while they are out on town! Coffee dates are always welcome too.

Respite Caregivers
A night out on the town is a wonderful treat and so is a weekend away. Are you available to become a certified respite caregiver? Your gift of time is an invaluable way that you can bless the Palmer Home community and can allow our incredible houseparents the opportunity to visit friends and family or attend a wedding or event out of town for a night or two. Time away can provide rest and relaxation and allows houseparents an opportunity to recharge their batteries and reconnect with each other.

Full Time Caregivers (Houseparents)
Have you felt called to care for children in need? We currently have a need for houseparents on our Hernando and Columbus campuses. Houseparents live on-site and care for a max of eight children. All house parents receive rigorous training and learn how to care for the most visible need in a child’s life, while also giving attention to all the areas affected by the most pressing need, whether physical, emotional, educations or spiritual through our Whole Child approach to care.

Work Days on Campus
Do you like to work with your hands? Are you gifted with certain skill sets that will help the Palmer Home campuses? Grab your best friend, your kids, your small group, your neighbors, your college roommates, your band, your recreation league team and head over to Palmer Home for a morning or afternoon of work and play. The opportunities are endless!

Attend Events
Palmer Home hosts several fun and exciting events throughout the year. Our next big event is Tailgate for Palmer on Saturday, October 27th from 7 – 11 p.m. in Oxford at the Olivia and Archie Manning Performance Center on the University of Mississippi campus, celebrating SEC football, food and fun! There will be plenty of gridiron action for your viewing pleasure on the big screen. Feast on a variety of tailgate treats provided by Oxford’s best restaurants and caterers. Join us for a one-of-a-kind sports experience. Click for tickets. You don’t want to miss this!! Check out our events page for more upcoming events!

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As you can see, the opportunities to support Palmer Home for Children are endless. It takes a moment to make a lifetime of difference, and your life will also be changed as you assist in the restorative and healing process at Palmer Home. Come join the fun! Contact us today!