Nestled in the countryside of Northwest Mississippi just 30 minutes from Downtown Memphis lies Palmer Home for Children, a 126-year-old nonprofit that serves vulnerable children ages newborn to 24 years old. The 150-acre campus features a lake, biking trails and six cottages where children live while in the care of Palmer Home. Each cottage is staffed by houseparents, a husband and wife team often with biological children of their own, who care for the children full-time. Cottage families do everything a typical family would do: go to school, eat family dinners, go on trips and celebrate the holidays!
Christmas is a big deal at Palmer Home. The cottages are decorated, holiday treats are baked, and presents are wrapped under the tree. Palmer Home works hard to ensure that houseparents like Robert and Katie Sims (pictured) have a budget to shop for the children in their care.
Monetary donations help provide for children’s basic needs and ensure they have typical childhood experiences (like a magical Christmas morning). Ever-important volunteer mentors and prayers are always needed, especially during this emotionally charged time of year. For more information, visit palmerhome.org.