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Baubles & Bubbles 2016

The members of the Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia will present the eighth annual Baubles & Bubbles ladies night out benefiting the Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter. This year’s event will celebrate the 39th anniversary of Palmetto Place.

The event will be held at:


1125 Rosewood Drive

Columbia, SC 29201


The gala will feature a GRAND Silent Auction of wonderful items from all over and a Champagne Diamond Drop for a chance to win one of 3 beautiful Jewelry Pieces! One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will go to Palmetto Place.

There will be music, dinner and dancing throughout the evening. Delicious food items and Complimentary wine and beer will also be served!

We want this year’s Baubles & Bubbles event to be the best year yet, and with your help, it will be! The Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia has pledged to ensure that Palmetto Place remains a safe refuge for abused, abandoned and neglected children. We hope you’ll help us keep our promise.

To attend this event, tickets are available for purchase before the event at $40 per person. Tickets will be for sell at the door for $45. Champagne tickets are 1 for $25, 2 for $45, and 3 for $60.

***2016 Sponsors***

DIAMOND PLATINUM: Anonymous Donation Hilton Hotel-Columbia, SC


CLARITY: White Crane Company, Inc SC Chapter National Safety Council Aetna Enstar Sea Hunt Boat Open Door Personnel

COLOR: McWhirter, Bellinger, & Associates. P.A. Wood You Furniture KeenanSuggs | BowersElkins, LLC Wells Fargo Dataworks

CUT: Waxing the City Boyd Orthodontics McGregor & Co, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Neil Demaree Palmetto State Law Group, LLC

Our event website and ticket purchases...

Champagne prizes are...

Grand Prize!!!: Diamond necklace from David's Fine Jewerly value over $2,750 Second Place: your choice of diamond palmetto tree earrings or necklace Third Place: your choice of diamond palmetto tree earrings or necklace

Esperanza Gala: DACA Scholarship Initative

The University of South Carolina Colony of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Incorporated is excited about our 1st Annual fundraising event, Esperanza Gala and Art Auction. In order for this event to be successful, we are donating 100% of the proceeds raised from ticket sales and donations towards the cause from supporters in our community. The positive response will allow us to create a DACA Scholarship Fund aiding low-income applicants. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an American immigration policy that provides temporary relief from deportation and a renewable 2-year work permit for qualified young adults who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. If approved, DACA-mented youth can receive a Social Security Number, a Driver’s License, eligibility for higher education, apply for jobs,

We firmly believe that communities become great and businesses thrive where opportunity is deemed important, because the lives of its citizens are enriched. The USC Colony of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Incorporated seeks to provide such enrichment to the community by promoting educational, cultural, civic, and economic opportunities for Undocumented youth through this initiative. We believe, through this financial scholarship we can cultivate the skills and talents of high school students to become leaders for the betterment of their communities.


Follow these links to buy tickets and donate to our gofundme page.


Making Music Matter

Join us at the First Annual Making Music Matter Benefit Concert!Music Flyer

  Meet us at Hemingway's Music Pub for this free event on Sunday, April 17th from 2-10 PM. Stop in for a bit or stay all evening. There are multiples ways you can donate to the shelter: have a drink, order a meal, tip the band, or bid in the silent auction! Part of the day's restaurant/bar sales will go to the shelter, all band tips will be donated, and we are excited to display items for auction from many local business!

Join us for a Benefit Concert featuring: The BoJack Dawson Band Adam Whitehead Derrick Dorsey Prettier Than Matt The Mudcoots

For more information and updates check out the Facebook event! If you have questions, email Lindsey Moulder.

A new year, a new Palmetto Place

Update, Feb. 11, 2016: As we hope you all know, Palmetto Place has big plans for expansion. For too many months, we've had to turn away between 15 and 20 children in need. We just don't have the space. In 2015 we launched our capital campaign, Saving More Children, in an effort to add more beds to our current shelter.

You may think tragic stories don't happen here in the Midlands, but they do. When police entered Anthony and Hailey's house, they were huddled together in a corner. They were surrounded by trash and drug paraphernalia - a parent was no where to be found. At Palmetto Place, Anthony and Hailey found a safe, nurturing home filled with love. Counseling helped them cope, and mentors helped them catch up in school and succeed.

Last fall we were pleased to announce we reached our $1 million campaign goal! We had no idea one of the largest challenges to this campaign would be finding a location to house our children and teens while the shelter is under renovation. After months of searching, we've finally found a location! We’ll be moving soon and construction will begin shortly after that.

The roots at Palmetto Place run deep. Since we opened our doors in 1977, more than 7,000 children and teens have called it home. This is where they got their first job or learned to drive. It’s where they made the honor roll and celebrated with ice cream. It’s where they experienced their first heartbreaks and cried on the shoulders of our staff. Their lives changed here. Now it’s time to welcome even more kids into our home. It’s time for us to grow. 

We wouldn’t be here today without our donors who continue to support our kids. Will you to join them? Will you say, “I’m here to help” to the most vulnerable children living right here in the Midlands? You can make a difference in a child's life by donating today!

We’re excited to be working with The Winkler Group, Lambert Architecture, Hood Construction and GMK Associates on this capital campaign, expansion and renovation. We’ll be sharing more details soon so be sure to check this page plus Facebook and Twitter. We encourage you to follow our progress on social media and share our wonderful news with family, friends, and neighbors.




Palmetto Place Believes in Making a Change on #GivingTuesday

#GI INGTUESDAY (1) We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Palmetto Place would like to invite you to participate in our very own #GivingTuesday campaign Palmetto Place Believes. 

Here at the shelter we do many things. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens. We offer a broad range of services concentrating on personal healing and development. The shelter is open 24 hours each day of the year and provides medical and mental health care, crisis adjustment/transitional counseling, after-school tutoring and recreational and social activities in addition to food, clothing and shelter.

But, the things that we believe in are basic: no child should be forgotten or hungry, every child should feel love. Join us on social media Tuesday December 1st, 2015 and look for #PalmettoPlaceBelieves to join the conversation, find out what weighs on our hearts and make a difference in your community.

September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month



Did you know that 1 in 6 people struggle to get enough to eat? What about the fact that food insecurities are particularly harmful to children?

Many people think hunger is directly influenced by poverty. Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Poverty in the United States is only one of many factors associated with food insecurity. In fact, higher unemployment, lower household assets, and certain demographic characteristics also lead to a lack of access to adequate, nutritious food.

In the United States today, 15 million children face hunger. Consequently, one in five kids are facing greater obstacles to reaching their fullest potential. The future of America lies in our children. When hunger threatens the future of a child, it threatens the future of our nation as well.

Food insecurity is harmful to all people, but it is particularly devastating to children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences. Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s development. Not having enough of the right kinds of food can have serious implications for a child’s physical and mental health, academic achievement and future economic prosperity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2012, 15.9 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life

While hunger has no boundaries, it does impact some communities more than others. African Americans are more than twice as likely to suffer from food insecurity as their white, non-Hispanic counterparts. The Latino population in the United States has nearly doubled in the past decade and continues to grow. Currently, Latino and African American communities are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity, poverty and unemployment.

According to a 2012 study, there are 807,960 people in South Carolina who face food insecurity, 292,840 of those are children. As a state, 28% of children do not know when or what their next meal will be. Right here in Columbia 20% of children go hungry.

But there are ways you can help. Palmetto Place become home to some of these hungry children. In addition to providing a save shelter, and clothing we also feed 20 kids three times a day. On a weekly basis we use 7 gallons of milk, 30 pieces of chicken, 5 boxes of cereal and sometimes more than 15 boxes of after school snacks. The best way you can help during Hunger Action Month is by picking up gift cards next time you are at the store. Our house parents shop at local grocery stores during the week to make sure our kids get fresh meat, fruits, and veggies. So, next time you go grocery shopping, keep Palmetto Place on your list.

September is Hunger Action Month

For more information on hunger check out these fact sheets-

Hunger and Poverty Face Sheet

Child Hunger Fact Sheet

African American Hunger Fact Sheet

Latino Hunger Fact Sheet

Golf Tournament & Silent Auction October 18 & 19

Join us Sunday, October 18, 2015 for our Tournament Party & Silent Auction at The Windermere Club in Blythewood, SC (1101 Longtown Road East)! We will have a great silent auction, hors d’eouvres, music by the Three Peace Band and much more. Our annual golf tournament follows on Monday, October 19. To register a golf team, click here.

To purchase individual tickets to the Golf Tournament Party, click here.

To purchase couples' tickets to the Golf Tournament Party, click here.

Windermere photo

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, October 18, 2015 6 – 9 pm               Hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction at The Windermere Club featuring the Three Peace band

Monday, October 19, 2015 9 – 9:30 am         Range opens for practice 10 am                    Tournament begins (box lunches to be delivered along the course) 2 – 3 pm               Golfers finish; Awards presentation

Attire for Sunday: For men, anything from khakis & polos to suits! Women - casual dresses to cocktail dresses - an array of everything!

Then, enjoy a day of golf at The Windermere Club, Monday, October 19, 2015! Participants will receive a golf shirt, lunch, open bar and be eligible for great prizes. Whether it’s playing on a team, sponsoring a hole or donating raffle prizes, there’s room for everyone to support the kids at Palmetto Place.

This year's party will feature these great chefs:

  • Chef Vinnie and Daniel Livoti- “Peking Duck” Filo Cups
  • Chef Lawrence Wright with Southern Foodservice Management– Sweet-Tea Brined Pulled Pork with Pickled Radish and Beet Slaw and Rosemary Cornbread
  • Chef Ryan Whitaker with @116 Espresso and Wine Bar - Fig & Goat Cheese Flatbreads, Sun Dried Tomato in Phyllo, Dolmas with Stuffed Cherry Peppers, Feta and Olives
  • Chef Darlene Bell with Cake Professor - Mini Cupcakes
  • Chef Chris at The Windermere Club - Shrimp & Grits
  • Sysco Columbia - Fruit & Cheese Platter, Brownies, Chocolate Chip Blondies

This year, Dixon Golf will be sponsoring the Par 3 and Par 5 challenges. Find out more about Dixon Golf here.

This tournament would not be possible without our sponsors! If you're interested in sponsoring the 2015 tournament, please contact Erin Hall at

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Birdie Sponsors



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In-Kind Sponsors


Yoga Reaches Out


Yoga Reaches Out Yogathons throughout the U.S. benefit the empowerment and well-being of the world's children.

Yoga Reaches Out South Carolina is hosting a yogathon on Sunday, October 11 at the Columbia Convention Center. All proceeds from the event are being donated to Palmetto Place and Achieve Columbia. We are hopoing to have about 500 people doing yoga with us on 10-11-15.

Every Saturday morning from 8-12, we are setting up a table at Soda City right at the corner of Main and Hampton (in front of the museum fountain) to promote the event and drive registrations. We have YRO representatives and Palmetto Place volunteers at the table. Come by to learn more about YRO, Palmetto Place Children's Shelter and Achieve Columbia!

Join us on 10.11.15 for Yoga Reaches Out South Carolina Featuring Rolf Gates benefitting Achieve Columbia and Palmetto Place Children's Shelter at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.


Join the Facebook event here! 

Register as an individual or as a team, and find out all the exciting details here!





Yoga Reaches Out South Carolina will host a meditation on the South Carolina State House grounds on Friday, September 11 at 7:00 a.m. The free Unity Through Yoga event is designed to promote unity and share the benefits of meditation with the public. Local yoga instructor Pamela Meriwether will lead the session, and hot "uni-tea" will be available to attendees following the meditation. The event will conclude by 7:30 a.m.

May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the nearly 400,000 children and youth in foster care, and we celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives. Visit online for more information.

--From The Children's Bureau, within the US Dept. of Health & Human Services

Midlands Gives - Thank you!

Thank you Midlands! With your help, we raised more than $9,600 on Midlands Gives Day! Midlands Gives is Central Carolina Community Foundation’s online resource that connects donors with nonprofit organizations like us. Midlands Gives is 24 hours of unprecedented giving and a way to join with thousands of others to stand together for the Midlands.

Your donation goes a long way in helping our kids. From age 3 to age 19, we help kids of all ages find comfort, encouragement and success. Our kids come from homes of abuse and neglect as well as homelessness. Palmetto Place helps to heal and provide love for each and every kid who comes to live with us. This year, we are very excited to have a young lady graduating from high school this year and going on to college. Your gift of $20 or more can help other kids find that same success.

Thanks for helping to Magnify the Midlands!

Junior Woman's Club Baubles and Bubbles, April 9

The Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia will present their annual Baubles & Bubbles ladies night out benefiting Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter on Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6-9 pm at Seawell's on Rosewood Dr.

The gala will feature a grand Silent Auction of more than 100 items and a Champagne Diamond Drop for a chance to win one of several Diamond                                jewelry pieces! Champagne tickets for a chance to win are $25 and can be purchased in advance or at the event! Heavy hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and beer will also be served.

To attend this event, tickets are available for purchase before the event at $40 per person. Purchase tickets online here.

Contact the Junior Woman's Club at or view one of the following sites for more information!!

Facebook event page

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The stunning prizes for the Champagne Diamond Drop!
Grand Prize: .76 radiant cut cognac diamond set in .12 round white diamonds with .05 tapered bag-get diamonds. Set in white gold necklace. (Pictured on left)
Second and Third prizes are pictured in middle and on right.


Carat BlueCross BlueSheild of SC

Clarity Aetna Life & Casualty Capital Developmemt Karen Ingram Enstar (US) Inc. CBRE-Columbia Sea Hunt Boats BJ's Wholesale Prestige Gaming Solutions

Color Agape Senior Living McWhirter, Bellinger, & Associates Wells Fargo Turner Properties Keenan Suggs Bowers Elkins Wild Wings Cafe-Harbison

Cut Mortgage Options Modern Exterminating Dr. Gary Raymond AAA Movers Lesesne Enterprises Oswald & Burnside, LLC Sports Page Enterprises Mr. Ryan King Lu Coleman Susan Hughes Plato's Closet Studio O2 Blue Coyote Grill Blue Tapas Bar Tito's Vodka

Sweet & Savory Chef's Competition March 26, 2015

Information on 2016's Sweet & Savory Chef's Competition is coming soon!

Thank you to all who attended Sweet & Savory!  Such a wonderful and fun night! We were able to raise $27,000!! This is incredible and all thanks to the wonderful members of the community who support us. We appreciate you so much.

Winners of 2015 Sweet & Savory !!

From the Guests' Ballots:

Savory: Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions & Rosemary-Port Reduction by Suzie Kerns & Julie Taylor Sweet: Bananas Foster by Whittaker Williams

From our Special Guest Judges:

Savory: Bourbon Braised Pork Belly, Cold Smoked Turbinado & Cardamom, Pickled Rhubarb & Fennel, Lawrence Wright

Sweet: Fireball Cheesecake, John Lindower

The full menu from 2015:

  • Chef Vinnie & Chef Daniel, BlueCross BlueShield ~ Grilled Coffee and Cola Skirt Steak with Jicama-Cilantro Slaw
  • Chef Lawrence Wright, Southern FoodService ~ Bourbon Braised Pork Belly, Cold Smoked Turbinado and Cardamom, Pickled Rhubarb and Fennel; plus Rhubarb and Strawberry Tartlets, Balsamic Cream
  • Chef Ben Perzan, Merchants Foodservice ~ Lemon Custard Cups

  • Chef Ryan Whittaker, 116 Espresso & Wine Bar ~ Spanish Hot Chocolate & Churros, Cocoa & Spice-Rubbed Carolina Heritage Farms Pork Loin
  • Chef Whittaker Williams, Chili Gourmet Bar-B-Cue House ~ Bananas Foster
  • Chef Charlie Young ~ BBQ Chicken Sliders with Slaw
  • Chef John Lindower, Culinary Institute at USC ~ Fireball (ID REQUIRED) Cheesecake; Cascade Mountain Chicken

  • Chef Dave Grillo, Cantina 76 ~ Beef Short Rib Taco with Cilantro and Roasted Garlic Aioli Topped with Pickled Onions
  • Chefs Suzie Kerns & Julie Taylor ~ Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Carmelized Onions & Rosemary-Port Reduction; Linzer Torte
  • Chef Coretta Simmons, Loving Hands Catering ~ Low Country Chicken Bog, a/k/a Chicken Perlo

**Attire is everything from business attire to cocktail dresses, suits to khakis & polos. 

Tickets are $35 for individuals and $60 for couples ahead of time.

The night of the event, tickets will be $40 per person and $70 per couple.

Judges: David Campbell, Chef Larry Platt (Let's Cook Culinary), WLTX's Savannah Levins

Music provided by DJ Bryan Vacchio. Thanks to Liquid Assets for providing bartenders for us!


If you or your company would like to sponsor the event or contribute an auction item, please contact Erin Hall.

Thank you to our sponsors for this event!!

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