Wed, 12/19/2018 - 2:00am
Kids love Christmas and other holidays. I say that having once been, like you, a kid.
For some children in our community without a home, that isn’t true.
We are fortunate to have a loving, caring and uplifting home to serve local children.
Since its founding in 1972, the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter has provided safe harbor for thousands
of Lexington County children.
Most of them have suffered abuse, neglect or been abandoned by people they trusted.
They found shelter and a home environment filled with love, kindness and gentle guidance – the security
of a family-like atmosphere, headed by house parents who live with them.
These children need so much including school, church and medical attention.
Their needs are year-round; not just at holidays. Chronicle readers who have children or grandchildren
know what it takes to raise kids today.
The shelter is launching an Adopt-a-Child program to help provide for the needs of the kids while they live
there and after they leave.
Executive Director, Ryan Taylor said that the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and others make
sure the kids all have Christmas presents.
Now they are looking for individuals and groups to provide monetary and in-kind donations to equip them
with things they will need after they leave the shelter.
For example, the children accumulate things for their “Care package” which they take with them when they
leave. The extra financial help will give them more essentials.
If you or your civic group, church, Sunday school class or garden club are looking for a way to protect and
support youth in our county, please consider the Children’s Shelter.
Call us at 803-359-8595.