6th Annual Radiothon

June 28, 2018

On Thursday, July 26th SuperTalk Mississippi will host its 6th Annual Radiothon benefiting Palmer Home for Children. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. listeners can tune into SuperTalk Mississippi and hear directly from children, alumni, staff and supporters of Palmer Home. Throughout the day, radio guests will share the organization’s vision, history, mission, and personal testimonies. Listeners will experience the incredible impact Palmer Home for Children has had, and continues to have, on the lives of people within the Magnolia State.


Last year Radiothon set a new record and raised $232,000! Both SuperTalk Mississippi and Palmer Home for Children are hopeful that this year’s Radiothon will break last year’s astounding record.


“We always look forward to working with SuperTalk Mississippi each summer,” said Sarah Hollis, Vice President of Engagement for Palmer Home. “Because we are a privately-funded organization, we rely solely on our supporters to help us impact the lives of children in our care. Partners like SuperTalk allow us to not only create an environment of hope, but to restore the lives of children in need. We are truly grateful for SuperTalk and their commitment to our mission.”


In 2013, SuperTalk Mississippi declared Palmer Home for Children as the network’s charity of choice and established the annual Radiothon benefit to support basic operational needs of the organization. All four major talk shows, The Gallo Radio Show, The JT Show, Good Things, and Head2Head will highlight the powerful and lasting impact Palmer Home is making on children in its care. Listeners are encouraged to keep up with the conversation throughout the day by listening to one of the twelve SuperTalk Mississippi stations, listening online at www.supertalk.fm, and by following @PalmerHomeMS and @SuperTalk on Twitter for highlights from the day.


Excitement is building on Palmer Home’s two campuses in anticipation of its largest fundraiser of the year. The Columbus campus will be abuzz with activity on the day of Radiothon since the fundraiser with be broadcasted on location. The campus will be teeming with energy, enthusiasm, activity and people, especially with the addition of the children from the Palmer Home Hernando campus for the day. In between radio interviews, the children (and daring adults!) will have fun playing together on water inflatables and gathering together for a barbeque.


The heightened excitement and hopeful anticipation felt throughout Palmer Home’s campuses fills President and CEO Drake Bassett with great joy and strengthens his commitment to each of the children within his care.


“Regardless of their circumstances or family situation, every child needs someone to love them and be in their corner,” Bassett said. “Palmer Home provides educational and emotional support, great experiences with great people, a stable home environment and the presence of a faith-based community. Everyone here is invested in the success of these children.”


Bassett greatly appreciates SuperTalk Mississippi’s commitment to help Palmer Home rescue and restore children from precarious and traumatic situations.


“Every gift increases our reach and allows us to say ‘Yes!’ to more children,” he said.


Listeners can make donations and pledges throughout Radiothon by calling 662-245-4642, visiting www.palmerhome.org, or by texting PALMER to 855-735-2437.


Join the cause and help us spread the word on social media! We encourage donors to share what motivates them to contribute to the Palmer Home mission by using the hashtag #whyigive2phc. Access sample social media posts and graphics by clicking on this link.  You can simply copy one of the social media posts, upload one of the predesigned graphics and share on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts. Listen to SuperTalk Mississippi from wherever you are, near or far, on Thursday, July 26th by clicking on this link and partner with us as we join with Palmer Home President and CEO Drake Bassett and say “Yes!” to more children.

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