The Southlake Dragons Varsity Baseball team went for an extra inning last week. The group had such a positive response that they divided and conquered to serve at not one, but BOTH GRACEful Buys locations!

The teams were introduced to the colored tagging system in the Men’s and Women’s section. The staff was amazed by how quickly the team finished the task at hand. The team also made a huge impression with their contagious energy as they helped load furniture for a customer.

“Our Varsity Dragon baseball players enjoyed the opportunity to give back to their community through GRACE,” said Coach Zach Sellers. “This was a chance for our team to serve others and put others first. Many of our players work with nonprofit groups year round because they know the importance of caring for others. We really have a special group of guys!”

Volunteers are a vital part of our operations, and one of the most encouraging aspects of the agency is its ability to engage all resources of a group, regardless of age.

Their impact is seen by how they lead the younger Dragons to serve families in need. GRACE has been able to facilitate charitable projects with the Southlake Carroll schools from elementary to high school. Most recently in September, Carroll ISD partnered with GRACE and Ozarka to host an unprecedented district-wide drive that collected a total of 5,849 pounds of food!

Volunteering at our resale sites might seem off the beaten path from providing assistance to families in need, but GRACE’s ability to serve other relies on the success of our resale stores.

The net proceeds generated from the stores work hard to provide food, clothing, shelter and medical care to local family members in the midst of hardship.

In the same way, every hour of volunteer service matters to a customer, a child or a parent receiving services from GRACE. Thanks to the Southlake Dragon Baseball team for their positive enthusiasm and work ethic!

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12