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Jeremy's Summer

Give Jeremy the BEST Summer ever

Imagine being 10 years old.

Now imagine, at that same age, it’s time to move to somewhere you can be safe.   

Before 10-year-old Jeremy arrived at Thornwell, he’d never experienced the freedom to relax. A traumatic childhood stole a lot from him. Too much. It dimmed a light inside him that we prayed would find a way to shine again. 

That’s why I am coming to YOU.

Children living at Thornwell need your prayers and your support.  

I wish you could have seen the first time he took a flying leap off a dock into the lake this spring! The little boy who emerged giggling from the water wasn’t the same, shy boy who jumped in. This sunny lake day was a turning point for Jeremy – a moment of innocence and pure joy!  

As we approach summer – we continue to receive children who come to us weary from their difficult home life and this global crisis. We’re responding to immediate needs for children and are also preparing summer activities for them that are safe, fun, and engaging. 

The little boy who emerged giggling from the water wasn’t the same, shy boy who jumped in.​ This sunny lake day was a turning point for Jeremy – a moment of innocence and pure joy!

Rev. Elliot Smith

When people like you give, Jeremy has a summer filled with ice cream cones, belly laughs, sidewalk chalk drawings, and daydreams. YOU can give Jeremy the summer he deserves! Today, you can provide children with loving care, therapy, and summer enrichment activities that are critical to healing from abuse and neglect.  

Will YOU join me today in giving to support Jeremy, and kids just like him, who deserve a summer filled with love and kindness?  

YOUR gift today will create permanent, lasting change for children just like Jeremy.

Young boy (Jeremy) smiling while in a lake

From beach trips to bible studies, swimming lessons and campfire s’mores, YOU can give kids like Jeremy a second chance to heal, find hope, and discover who God created him to be.  

YOUR giving multiplies blessings to children on campus today that gives them hope for their future. Jeremy gets to see what love looks like through your compassion and support.   

When YOU step in, YOU help give Jeremy a summer filled with fun adventures, friendships, and a renewed hope in faith.

Because you care, children at Thornwell will continue to have fun, meaningful summers that last a lifetime! Because you choose to love through your giving, kids from hard places receive the loving care they need.  

We covet your prayers and support because with them kids are provided relief from their trauma. 

Thank you for considering a gift to support children who’ve endured hardships beyond belief. They deserve a fun-filled summer!   


The Rev. Elliot Smith, President and CEO  

P.S.: Monthly giving is a great way to stretch your gift and sustain our mission all year long–click on the button below to learn more!

Give Them a Summer They’ll Never Forget

Learn More About Thornwell

Founded in 1875, Thornwell is a diverse non-profit ministry across South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida that serves to prevent child abuse and neglect, to build up and reunite families, and to support healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ. Thornwell believes family changes everything in a child’s life. Thornwell addresses the welfare of children not as a singular event, but rather as a comprehensive, ongoing cycle of services and support designed to help children and families, no matter what stage of life they’re in. Learn more about Thornwell and the services they provide for children and families in need at

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