This page needs alot of work!  The children and families of Thornwell need your financial support!

If you are a longtime supporter and friend, we thank you for making children and healthy families a priority. 
We are thankful for each and every gift we’re given and are extremely grateful for your support.

If you have questions about how your gift will be used, our most recent annual report is a great resource. You can also view our mission, vision, core values and other information here. Please feel free to contact our Donations Coordinator at 1-888.310.9387.

Click here to learn more about Matching Gifts or Stocks/Bonds.

You can give online now by clicking the blue button or mail your gift to Thornwell Home, 302 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325. Thank you!

Thornwell does not currently fundraise via Twitter. The only official emails from Thornwell use a extension. If you have any questions about donating to Thornwell’s ministry, please contact us at 864-938-2100.

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Your gifts to Thornwell’s Annual Fund for Children make an impact greater than you know.  For example,

  • $25 can provide a phone card for a middle school girl so she can stay in touch with her custodial grandparents who placed her at Thornwell when their health began failing.
  • Your gift of $120 can buy clean sheets, blankets, and a pillow for a 16-year-old who will be sleeping in a real bed for the very first time.
  • Just $500 will pay for four mental health counseling sessions for a young girl trying to heal from sexual abuse from her mother’s boyfriend and abandonment by her mother.
  • $1000 would provide academic tutoring for a second grade boy so he can catch up to his peers in fourth grade.

Give now by clicking here or on the blue Donate Now button.

To send your check made payable to Thornwell Home for Children, mail to:

302 S. Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325

To pay by credit card, click the blue Donate Now button or download the credit card form, fill-out and mail to the above address, or call our toll-free number 1-888-310-9387 to make your credit card payment by phone.

Gifts designated in honor or memory of a loved one or special someone are welcomed!


Thornwell Fund for Children

Our Annual Fund is the fuel source for Thornwell’s programs and services. Its funding makes an immediate difference in the lives of children and families and, in turn, our communities, schools, and churches.
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Sponsor a Cottage

Helping children meet daily basic needs is an investment in the future of the children and our society. Both will be better for it. And in a very real sense, when you give a gift to bless children, you receive a blessing in return.
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Building Blocks Monthly Giving Program

Thornwell’s children have needs all year long. Help us be good stewards and plan best for their care by partnering with Thornwell as a Building Blocks member. You can sign up to give any amount – you can stop or change your commitment at any time!
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Church Giving

Thornwell’s children are thankful for the generous support they receive from churches across the southeast and beyond. There are a number of ways your church can help support this ministry.
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Jacobs Society

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Those who have remembered Thornwell Home for Children in their estate plans become members of the William Plumer and Mary Dillard Jacobs Society. Click here for more information.

Children’s Needs List

Thornwell welcomes in-kind gifts and services (contributions of equipment, supplies, or other property) along with, or in lieu of, cash. Choose from the list below, or contact Chandra Coleman at 864-938-2700. Email to see how your in-kind gift may help.
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Donor Rights and Privacy Statement

Thornwell Home for Children honors the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel’s Donor Bill of Rights and is concerned about the privacy of donors and individuals who express interest in this ministry, as well as the privacy of our clients, volunteers, and employees.
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Thornwell’s Financials

Thornwell Home for Children is a 501(3)c nonprofit organization. Our most recently completed Form 990 and audited financial statements are available online. Click the following links to view the most recent Form 990 or to see the most recent audited financials.


Lucas* came to Thornwell from a home of abuse, neglect and illegal drug activity.  But today, he has a hopeful future in front of him. Lucas is one of the many children at Thornwell whose life became dramatically improved once he found the stability, support and love of his Family Teachers and the rest of the staff at Thornwell.

The support of churches and individuals like you for Thornwell’s ministry made that happen. 

BB pyramid sign-up-01We want to create more stories like Lucas’s, so we invite you to become a member of Thornwell’s monthly giving program, Building Blocks.

Your commitment of a monthly gift will enable us to better plan for the monthly needs that children have all year long – like counseling, medical and dental care, educational support, Christian nurture as well as opportunities that all kids enjoy like sports, lessons in the arts, and summer church camp – the basic building blocks of a healthy childhood.

As a member of Building Blocks, you will be giving Lucas and all the children at Thornwell the opportunity to live into the hopeful future that God has created for them. Also, when you sign up by May 1st, you receive a limited edition print just for Charter Members ofBuilding Blocks of a fingerprint tree made by the children at Thornwell.

You can make your monthly gift – easily, safely, and securely – directly from your bank account or as a recurring credit card charge – whatever method is most convenient for you. You can change the amount of your monthly commitment or discontinue it at any time by calling 1-888-310-9387.

You have our promise that we will be good stewards of your monthly gift – using it wisely and faithfully each and every month to provide loving homes and all children need to heal and thrive!

Please join us in making a difference in the lives of children like Lucas all year long by becoming a member of Thornwell’s Building Blocksmonthly giving program.

Simply click here to sign up with our secure online giving portal. Check the “I would like my gift to recur” box and note “Building Blocks” in the comments section at the bottom.

Thank you for helping build futures for children at Thornwell!

See a listing of current Building Blocks members by clicking here.


*Name has been changed to protect the child’s privacy.