Celebrate Giving Tuesday with Palmer Home

November 27, 2023

This Giving Tuesday, we’re asking for the generous support of those seeking to make a difference in the lives of children and families in need. Will you join our mission?



What is Giving Tuesday?

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If you support or follow a nonprofit organization, chances are that you may see a number of emails or advertisements for Giving Tuesday today. You may be wondering what Giving Tuesday is and how it supports organizations like Palmer Home. 

Giving Tuesday takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the midst of the holiday season. While it may be the season of joy, most nonprofit organizations rely heavily on donations to support their holiday endeavors, and yet as we prepare for the holidays, giving to those in need can sometimes be overshadowed by our planning and preparations.

Giving Tuesday campaigns first took place in 2012 and were designed as a way to help nonprofit organizations like Palmer Home connect with donors who make their mission possible during the holidays. We hope you’ll consider making a donation to Palmer Home this Giving Tuesday to help support our children and families.


How Giving Tuesday Benefits Palmer Home

Behind every number is a real child, a real family, and a real story of life-changing transformation. Beyond these major milestones, there are much quieter, yet equally impactful moments happening each day at Palmer Home.

Without your support, we would not be able to provide campus care for dozens of children in need of a safe and structured home, foster care to children who are in need of a loving home and a sense of belonging, family care to infants of mothers who are currently in prison and unable to provide the care they desperately wish they could for their children at this time, and transitional care to young adults who are in need of support and encouragement as they transition from foster care or campus care into adult life.

Without our help, many of these children would lack opportunities, social support, stability, or a safe and loving environment. Statistics show that children who lack early support for these necessary resources have lower rates of graduation, lower rates of college attendance, higher rates of teen pregnancy, and lower rates of job retention

We meet these families and children where they are, in order to provide the necessary support to help them grow, thrive, and reach their fullest potential. We even have a team of educators and experts who are actively working to understand the relationship between early trauma and adverse adult experiences so that we can learn how to best equip the children and families in our care with the tools they need to thrive at home, in school, and at work – both now and in the future.



We ask that you would consider making a donation to Palmer Home this Giving Tuesday in order to help us provide a safe and loving home to children in critical situations this holiday season. 



How You Can Support Palmer Home on Giving Tuesday

As a privately-funded nonprofit organization, Palmer Home depends on the generous support of donors to continue our work of supporting children and families in need. 

Make a Donation

A one-time donation to Palmer Home benefits our children and families who rely on your support. Gifts of all sizes provide the necessary support we need to help each child thrive.


Become a Monthly Donor 

Our monthly donors donate an amount of their choosing each month which supports the work of our caregivers, case managers, and campus care staff who provide support for children and families in our care.


Become a Volunteer

Palmer Home volunteers fulfill a vital role in the lives of our children and families. From helping our team host events that bring our donors and supporters together to helping our campus care providers with tutoring, maintenance, groundskeeping and respite care, our volunteers are essential to our mission. Contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Palmer Home for Children.

Become a Mentor

Palmer Home offers an opportunity for individuals who wish to play a supportive role in the life of a young adult or child in our care by serving as a positive and encouraging presence in their life. Learn more about mentorship opportunities with Palmer Home for Children.

Become a Houseparent

Palmer Home is in need of houseparents who can provide a stable, supportive, secure environment in one of our Hernando-based cottages to children in campus care. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us to learn more about this opportunity to determine if it is the right fit for you and your spouse and family.

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Become a Foster Parent

We are in need of families in Tennessee and Mississippi to serve as foster parents for children in our care. 

  • In Tennessee, we are in need of foster parents in the Nashville area to serve infants of incarcerated mothers. Join us soon for a virtual Family Care Interest Meeting to learn more about becoming a caregiver family. To register, please contact Jackie Gillespie at jgillespie@palmerhome.org.
  • In Mississippi, we are in need of foster parents to serve children of all ages. Contact us to learn more about becoming a foster parent.

To learn more about the power of becoming a foster parent, please watch this video.

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