Thornwell Happenings

An African-American family having a game night together

Building Families Workshop at R. D. Head Elementary (Lilburn, Ga.)

March 29
A Building Families program workshop will be held at R. D. Head Elementary School in Lilburn, Ga. on Wednesday, March... read more

a little girl holds her foster parent's hand outside during the winter

Foster Care and Adoption Simulcast Offered at Thornwell

Empowered to Connect Conference To Be Shown on April 7 and 8
Thornwell will provide a simulcast of the Empowered to Connect conference on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. The... read more

The Thornwell logo includes the tagline "Building Tomorrow's Families Today"

Gathering of the Tribes

Thornwell to Attend Spartanburg Harley-Davidson's 3rd Annual Event
Thornwell will attend Spartanburg Harley-Davidson’s third annual Gathering of the Tribes event on April 8, 2017. We’ll be at Spartanburg... read more

a young girl hands out sandwiches to two homeless people at a park

Thornwell Children Feed the Homeless

Middle school and high school students volunteer during their day out of school
Thirty-five children from Thornwell spent their President’s Day volunteering to feed the homeless in Columbia, SC. The youth group that... read more

a young boy puts a puzzle together in a classroom

Refer a Friend to MOMENTUM and Win

You Won't Want to Miss This Opportunity
You can win a gift card by registering your child full-time for the MOMENTUM summer learning program and referring a... read more

8-year-old Asks for Birthday Gifts For Thornwell’s Children

McGregor Byrne Proves You’re Never Too Young to Give to Others
McGregor Byrne asked for one thing for his birthday this year. He enjoys hockey, science, and robotics, but he didn’t... read more

The Rev. Dr. Elliot Smith, Thornwell's president, speaks to a man having lunch in Chick Fil A during a foster care event

Thornwell Spreads the Word About Need for Foster Care in Laurens County

Event at Chick-fil-A Raises Awareness about a Growing Problem
Thornwell’s foster care team held a pop-in event at the Chick-fil-A in Laurens to spread the word about the need... read more

a high school girl polishes an antique table at a Thornwell cottage

Spring Cleaning at Thornwell Beats Spring Break

Tallahassee, Florida Youth Group Volunteers during Their Spring Break
The youth group from Fellowship Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Florida spent their spring break volunteering on the... read more

An African-American family having a game night together

Building Families Program “Lunch & Learns” in Maitland/Orlando Area

Lunch and learns are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays in March, April, and May
Learn about Thornwell’s mission expansion, including the Orlando Area Building Families Program, during Lunch and Learn events in Orlando and... read more

a sister helps her younger brother read

Siblings Excel in MOMENTUM

Megan Jones' four children stay ahead in the summer learning program
Megan Jones realizes that summer is a time for her children to have fun. She also knows how important it... read more

a young boy puts a puzzle together in a classroom

Fun Meets Learning in Thornwell’s Summer Program

Thornwell is accepting registrations for MOMENTUM
Four- to 12-year-olds have enjoyed exciting summers of fun and learning in Thornwell’s MOMENTUM summer day program for the past... read more

young kindergarten age kids standing in front of their school getting ready to go inside

Thornwell’s 4K Program is Now Enrolling for 2017-2018 School Year

You May Qualify to Enroll Your Child for Free
Thornwell is now enrolling for four-year-old kindergarten for the 2017-2018 academic year. Children must be four years old on or... read more

foster care children posing for picture

We Are Seeking Family Teachers

Do you feel called to serve children in need?
If you feel called to serve children in need, we invite you to apply to become a family teacher at... read more

a mother and father are playing a game with their daughter

Do You Want to Help Families?

We're Looking For a Consultant in Moncks Corner
If you feel called to serve families in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, we invite you to apply for our Consultant... read more