Children's Place program seeks to reverse effects of childhood trauma


“When it comes to childhood trauma, early intervention may be the key to turning at-risk children into healthy, well-adjusted members of society.”

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Lionel Smith fundraises for Children's Place in honor of Father's Day

"We really appreciate the community," said Children's Place Executive Director Peggy Ford. "We wouldn't be here without this community. For Lionel Smith to Chalk it Up for Dads is real important to us, because mothers and fathers are really important in children's lives. To have this event that highlights fathers is really important."

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Children's Place puts spotlight on kids during Mental Health Awareness month


“May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Children's Place of Aiken County seeks to improve awareness about how mental health can affect children, especially those that come from abusive homes.”

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Children's Place celebrates Golden Anniversary with party at Mellow Mushroom


“It’s not every day when a nonprofit turns 50 in this day and age, when nonprofits live hand to mouth and it’s hard to make ends meet,” said Ford, who has been the director of Children’s Place since 1989. “I’m truly proud that we’re still here and still serving the original mission.”


Children's Place strengthens families in Aiken, Barnwell

“We are proud to offer this nationally and internationally recognized evidence-based program to help local families who want to make the commitment to strengthen their family,” said Peggy Ford, director of Children’s Place. “SFP provides opportunities and skills for families – many of whom are struggling – to improve their own lives and meet the goals they set as a family.”

Guardian Angel Campaign 2017

Honor a loved one by giving them a gift that will be remembered all year long. With your tax-deductible donation, you will receive a beautiful angel ornament crafted by one of our children. More importantly, you will know that you have contributed to the wellbeing of over 200 at-risk children. This year, more than ever, we appreciate your support of our children.

Donation levels:

$25 donation
provides a new coat for one child

$50 donation
provides a new coat, shoes, and underwear for one child

$100 donation
provides a new coat, shoes, underwear, socks, and clothing for one child

$365 donation
provides a new coat, shoes, underwear, socks and clothing for three children as well as developmental toys and books for one classroom