Press Releases

Thank you Riley Johnson for presenting Collins Home with a check for $455... the proceeds from the 1st Annual Larry Brooks Backhoe Rodeo.



Collins Home is blessed to receive this gift and honored to have known Larry Brooks (RIP).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                October 30, 2012                                                                           864-882-0893


Collins Children’s Home Receives Walmart Foundation Grant


(Seneca, S.C.) – Staff, Board and volunteers at the Collins Children’s Home were presented with a check today for $10,000 from the Walmart Foundation. The gift will go towards providing food, clothing and shelter for the hurting children that are served by this ministry. Collins Home has provided shelter for hundreds of children in the past 33 years.



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L-R:  Chris Lee (Wal-Mart Store Manager, Seneca), Tina Justice (CH Case Manager), Alena Pelfrey (CH Exec. Dir.), Kaye Gibson (CH Office Manager), Anne Rackley (CH Co-Founder), Tim Murphy (Trehel VP & CH Board Member) and Representative Bill Sandifer

THANK YOU Scenic Heights  and Max Norman from Oconee Christian Academy for all your hard work on October 20th for our Campus Clean-Up Day.  The Boys' Home looks so much better!!!!

Darryl Broome accepts the position of Part-Time Development Officer for Collins Children’s Home & Family Ministries

 

For immediate release
July, 2012


Collins Home is pleased to announce that Darryl Broom has accepted the part-time position of Development Officer. Darryl comes to Collins Home more for his heart for our children and love of this ministry than what we could ever afford to pay him.  He is currently and will remain the CFO for the South Carolina Health Cooperative. 

Darryl was raised in Fort Mill SC.  He graduated from Winthrop University in 1986.  Afterwards, he worked for nearly 20 years in the banking industry before serving as Chief of Staff and District Director for former  Congressman J. Gresham Barrett.  Darryl is married to Karen who is a teacher at Walhalla Middle School and they have two sons, Alden and Andrew.  Darryl has been a friend of Collins Home for many years… serving as a volunteer with various activities including the BBQ, served on Advisory Board that built the new campus, then served as treasurer for board of directors for several years.

We believe Darryl’s strong Christian values and excellent reputation will be a tremendous asset to Collins Home. We are honored and blessed he has agreed to take on this responsibility in addition to having a full time job and family.​

 Press Release:  The Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club Cares for Collins Home

For immediate release
May 07, 2012

What does a butterfly, FROG Jam and Collins Children’s Home have in common?  They are all loved by the Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club!

On May 7, 2012, the Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club held their last meeting
for the year at Chattooga Bell Farm in
Long Creek, SC.  It was a spectacular day with lunch served on the terrace overlooking rolling hills with majestic mountain views providing the perfect backdrop as out-going President, Laurie Churchill carried out her final task of the year… presenting Collins Children’s Home with a check for $10,000.  During the induction ceremony led by the charming Margot Holmquist a lovely Monarch butterfly fluttered around the room alighting on the hand of the Director of Collins Home… as if a symbol of blessing the new officers for 2012-13 [Dee Helvik (President), Gwen Snider (Vice President), Brenda Thomson (Treasurer) and Nan Jones (Secretary)].

“On behalf of the children and families we serve, we are so thankful to this amazing group of ladies who work with Collins Home and our children throughout the year.” said Director Alena Pelfrey, “From tutoring, helping with mail-outs, mentoring, baking cookies, etc. to pulling off a fabulous fashion show that gets better and better each year… no task is too great or too small as these ladies open their hearts for Collins kids!”

A number of ladies were delighted to purchase FROG jam from the Farm’s gift store… which is a jam made of figs, raspberries, oranges and ginger; grown and made locally.

All in all it was great day spent with great friends for a great cause!

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The Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club Cares for Collins Home

For immediate release
May 07, 2012

What does a butterfly, FROG Jam and Collins Children’s Home have in common?  They are all loved by the Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club!

On May 7, 2012, the Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club held their last meeting for the year at Chattooga Bell Farm in
Long Creek, SC.  It was a spectacular day with lunch served on the terrace overlooking rolling hills with majestic mountain views providing the perfect backdrop as out-going President, Laurie Churchill carried out her final task of the year… presenting Collins Children’s Home with a check for $10,000.  During the induction ceremony led by the charming Margot Holmquist a lovely Monarch butterfly fluttered around the room alighting on the hand of the Director of Collins Home… as if a symbol of blessing the new officers for 2012-13 [Dee Helvik (President), Gwen Snider (Vice President), Brenda Thomson (Treasurer) and Nan Jones (Secretary)].

 

“On behalf of the children and families we serve, we are so thankful to this amazing group of ladies who work with Collins Home and our children throughout the year.” said Director Alena Pelfrey, “From tutoring, helping with mail-outs, mentoring, baking cookies, etc. to pulling off a fabulous fashion show that gets better and better each year… no task is too great or too small as these ladies open their hearts for Collins kids!”  A number of ladies were delighted to purchase FROG jam from the Farm’s gift store… which is a jam made of figs, raspberries, oranges and ginger; grown and made locally.

 

All in all it was great day spent with great friends for a great cause!

 

 

 

  

 

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