The P.I.N.K.-H.O.U.S.E is a program nested under the 501(c)(3) organization Lowcountry Christian Center Seventh Day Baptist Church.
Reverend Christian King, the founder and Director of the PINK HOUSE often refers to a certain event as her ‘baptism’ – an immersion and awareness of the reading challenges that confronted the youth of her bible study class. Reading for Rev. King was as natural as breathing, so with her natural love and concern for others she could not allow herself to stand by doing nothing to address the situation. With brave determination and the meager personal funds of hers and her husband Kelvin's, she took on the daunting challenge that has resulted in a learning center/neighborhood resource Center dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of reading and reading comprehension with an emphasis on community service.
From this very ‘baptism’ in 1997, The P.I.N.K. H.O.U.S.E., which stands for People Innovating New Kinships thru Helping Others Uplift Services and Education, was born.
Rev. King and her husband began the Herculean task of renovating a dilapidated building in the neighborhood. When funds and faith ran low, King had to remind herself of those kids who faced almost insurmountable odds against success who's, most often, single parents often holding down two jobs and leaving aging grandparents to provide after school care to keep her going.
The Pink House officially opened its doors in January 1999. The program has proven itself by an overwhelming success record. Popular with its students and volunteers which include a well-trained cadre of teenage volunteers – the children who participated in The Pink House programs saw their standardized school tests measurably higher than the typical student.
One of its student volunteers has received national recognition for community service and is currently enrolled in Benedict College after having earned several well-deserved scholarships. Several are now college graduates or attendees giving back to the community.
The Pink House has helped to transform lives as it provides a safe, enjoyable, fun after-school learning
environment during the school year. It continues its mission with a full day program during the summer.
The need for this facility cannot be overstated as a haven from the hustle and struggle of the streets, of
teen drug dealing, early pregnancy, and violent crimes.
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In Loving Memory
In Memory of our Wonderful Foster Grandparents:
Image on the Left: With Glasses: Martha Robinson with her youngest daughter Ivah Robinson and the mother of our Master Chef: Kenton Robinson;
Image on the Right: Mrs. Florrie Jenkins who served with us until her death at 91.