Each month, the GRACE staff meets to share a time of fellowship and catch up with everything that is going on around the agency. One of the last items on each month's agenda is a time to share "kudos"... a verbal "pat on the back" for a job well done or a "thank you" for going above and beyond the call of duty. We're very proud of the people who work within these walls and have decided to share with everyone the comments made each month. We hope you enjoy getting a peek inside!

May Kudos

Mark Woolverton – for helping remove an unwanted “varmint” from one of our locations

Ryan Schon – for coming in on his day off to help out and for helping deliver items to clients

LaDondra Wilson – for coming in on her day off to help with volunteer groups at her location

Lori Stevens – for all her help with the Drive Into The Night golf tournament

Mark Woolverton & Melissa Simpkins – for assistance with the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch preparation

GRACEful Buys Staff – for helping our Clothing Room locate a new washing machine

Donation Station – for helping our Clothing Room with items that need to be transported to GRACE Main and for great teamwork

Debbie Haley – for helping reorganize one of the stores

LaDondra Wilson, Tami Mainey and Bea Moralez – for their assistance at the Drive Into The Night golf tournament

Rusty Thigpen and Jack Yarnell – for great success with the Feinstein Challenge

Linda Collins – for great work during the Walk A Mile project and for all her help answering budget questions

Manon Kelly – for covering for a coworker who was on vacation

Lara Sundell – for doing a great job organizing the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Shonda Schaefer & Melissa Simpkins – for coordinating and delivering a managers meeting

Kathy Mize – for doing great work in her position everyday

Keith Hills – for being a positive inspiration to all he encounters

Joe Alvidrez – for providing an impromptu tour to guests who wanted to see his location

Fran Butterfield – for her hard work sorting through a multitude of donations


June Kudos:

Rusty Thigpen – for helping fix timers at one of our locations

Fran Butterfield, Dianne Thrasher, Keith Hills and Kristine Valentine – for great work on a super busy day

Margie Pesina – for bring in a large number of sales at one of our resale stores

Shonda Schaefer, Lara Sundell, Tami Mainey, Maryann Waddell, Diane Yamane, Sarah Armand and Ryan Schon – for being great models of Style & GRACE fashions at the Grapevine Women’s Division Fashion Show

Maryann Waddell – for doing such a great job with a volunteer group

Tami Mainey & LaDondra Wilson – for great work and energy with department volunteers

Debbie Haley – for coming up with the great idea of Teacher Appreciation Night at the resale stores

Shonda Schaefer – for her patience, guidance, engagement and quality control

Marta Lassan – for great work and being such a helpful mentor during the Walk A Mile project

Donation Station – for great help on a request for specialized clothing

Stacy Pacholick & Lara Sundell – for creating a great nomination for the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Case Manager of the Year Award

Lara Sundell – for assigning great volunteer help to our locations

Janice Lahde – for helping out a coworker with a last minute need

Barney Humphrey – for staying and working extra when short-staffed

Tomas Jones – for great organized work at his location

For me, the GRACE mission started the summer that I served with Vacation Bible School at my church. All of the children did a canned food drive, and that morning a lady and her child happened to walk in seeking assistance from my church. That morning, I realized how desperate needy people in my community were...
and I felt very drawn to try to help.
            - Tricia Wood, Founder

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