Picture this: It’s a beautiful summer day, and you are surrounded by all your family. There’s snow cones, waterslides, good food, and an endless supply of laughter all around. What if we told you that you could do all that, while also raising a quarter of a million dollars in one day?
That is what Radiothon is for Palmer Home for Children. It is a day where we get to gather with our family and celebrate the mission that binds us all together – while also raising money to sustain that mission. Over the past six years, this event has single-handedly raised over a million dollars for children in need.
On Thursday, July 25th SuperTalk Mississippi will host the 7th Annual Radiothon benefiting Palmer Home for Children. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. thousands of listeners will tune into SuperTalk Mississippi and hear directly from children, alumni, staff, and supporters of Palmer Home. Throughout the day, radio guests speak about the organization’s vision, history, mission, and share personal testimonies. Listeners will learn the incredible impact Palmer Home for Children has had and continues to have, on the lives of people within the Magnolia State.
Our Senior Vice President of Engagement, Sarah Hollis, put it best when she said, “This is one of the most exciting and anticipated events every year on the Palmer Home calendar.”
Everyone at Palmer Home gets involved with the day- from children who go on air to board members and sponsor families who come and show their support. Many local businesses donate food and other items used throughout the day.
On the day of the event, SuperTalk is set up on the Palmer Home Panther Creek campus broadcasting each of its shows while the children enjoy a field day outside with bounce houses, water slides, snow cones and more.
The excitement of the day doesn’t live solely on the Palmer Home campus; it permeates throughout each listener and makes a lasting impact. President and CEO Drake Bassett explained the great impact each donation has.
“Every gift increases our reach and allows us to say ‘Yes!’ to more children,” he said.
Each year, Palmer Home increases its Radiothon goal in anticipation of the statewide response, and each year those goals have been exceeded! Last year, we set an ambitious goal of $300,000 and with the generosity of Mississippians, we greatly surpassed our goal by raising $330,000 in one day.
Help us break the record again this year! Tune in on July 25th and call 662-469-5533 or visit palmerhome.org to donate!