We are so excited that our 2020 Annual Benefit is less than 2 weeks away! This is the only fundraising event we organize and host entirely ourselves. Come help us reach o ur $101,000 goal to support our programs! This year, we will celebrate our founding in 1975 with a 70s themed party.  Come as you are or dressed to impress in your favorite disco, tie-dye or bell bottoms and party with us! Ticket price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, DJ, photo booth & FUN!  

Join us on Friday, March 20, 2020,  7 p.m.  at Zen

Get tickets here or contact us directly for more details!

A HUGE thank you to our event sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor : John I. Smith Charities, Inc. 
Champion SponsorHTI Employment Solutions
Partner SponsorsDPR Construction and  Wyche, P.A.

St. Paddy's Day Dash & Bash


Don't Miss Out! The Palmetto Children's Charity St. Paddy's Day Dash & Bash 5K is THIS WEEK on Saturday, March 14, at Fluor Field


There is still time to sign up - simply f ollow this link and don't forget to use the code  PENDLETON2020 to receive $5 off per registrant!

There are also a variety of time slots and opportunities available for volunteers to represent Pendleton Place at the event.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this information with your friends and family! After signing up to volunteer or race, please email
outreach@pendletonplace.org so we can make note of your participation!
  
Civic Engagement in Youth Independent Living

On the last Saturday in February, two of our Smith House residents exercised their freedom to vote for the first time. 

Before voting, the girls participated in two independent living skills groups with  Halla Banafa, Director of Residential Services at Pendleton Place, where they researched the candidates and issues that were most important to them. 
"They did such an amazing job and were so mature through the whole process," Banafa said. "Both girls have also been educating their peers about the importance of voting. It's been such a positive experience overall and I'm incredibly proud of them."

It meant a lot to Sierra to be able to vote when she turned 18. "I finally got to directly be a part of what change happens in this country," Sierra said.  


Smith House residents Arionna and Sierra  

Arionna and Sierra, young adults receiving services at Pendleton Place, have granted permission for their names and pictures to appear in this newsletter. 


Volunteer Spotlight: Junior League of Greenville

Pendleton Place is grateful to have been selected as a 2019-2020 Economic Mobility Community Partner by the Junior League of Greenville (JLG), who founded Pendleton Place in 1975. In addition to their financial support, we have benefited greatly from the many JLG volunteers who have have helped in so many ways including: Christmas wrapping, tutoring Smith House residents, sorting in the donation closet, providing clerical support, and volunteering at various community events on our behalf.  


The JLG's Shop for Greenville fundraiser is happening NOW through March 15th and 100% of the proceeds generated from the sale of the JLG Shop for Greenville discount cards will support programs and community agencies, like Pendleton Place, who work to improve the lives of women and children. Learn more at www.ShopForGreenville.org


Thank you, Junior League of Greenville, for your support and all that you do for Pendleton Place!

For more information about volunteering at Pendleton Place, please visit our website  or contact us at outreach@pendletonplace.org.
Point Source Youth National Symposium 

Our partners at Point Source Youth are holding their 4th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness! Register before March 13 for Early Bird Rates! 

From June 1-3, 2020, PSY's youth-led, three-day conference will bring together youth advocates, service providers, activists and thought-leaders from across the country to create a community that will end youth homelessness. Join 1,000 people from across the country who will work across movements to ensure that all youth have access to a safe, empowering place to call home. Click here to learn more and register! 

Pendleton Place receives technical assistance from PSY to support the implementation of our youth-focused rapid rehousing services within our Youth Resource Center. Thank you PSY!


Make a Donation 

One of our Smith House residents has expressed an interest in learning how to sew!  You can find this sewing machine and many other requested items for our programs on our   online wish list. Remember, when you order these or ANY other Amazon items using  Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds can be donated to Pendleton Place.

Keep in mind that all items should be new and in original packaging.  Please note that we are unable to accept any unsolicited items at this time. If you have any questions about our donation policy or what we can accept, please email us at  development@pendletonplace.org

You can also  give directly  to Pendleton Place on our website.
Our mission is to keep children safe and support families in crisis through prevention, assessment, and intervention.

Our vision is a community where children are safe, families are strong, and victims become whole again.

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