Your donations give hope when families wonder how they’ll be able to afford back-to-school clothes, work boots or interview attire. The items you give also supply our Transitional Housing Program with goods on hand for those seeking shelter. With your funds, our Friends & Family Program, focused on improving the quality of life of area senior adults, was enabled to serve commodities to 89 individuals during the month of August.
As a result of your generosity and time, 795 students were given the help they so need as they returned for the new school year. We were able to provide 392 backpacks filled with school supplies at the GCISD Back-To-School Fair. Plus, 1,048 individuals received clothing for back-to-school, work and everyday.
Many donations are funneled into our resale operations, which generate revenue to continue programs such as our Community Clinic – resulting in 377 patient visits and the ability to provide 66 Clinic classes in August – and Food Pantry – in which 79,637 food items were provided over the course of 750 shopping visits last month! GRACE Client Services alone met with 511 clients seeking assistance.
The multitudes of items we receive require stewardship, strategy, and elbow grease to ensure the products are directed where they will be most useful. Businesses, church congregations, civic groups and individuals find great satisfaction after volunteering with us, and many helping hands are required to support our operations and programs.
HOW YOU CAN DO EVEN MORE
Shop at Our Stores
Providing continual care rests much on the success of our resale operations. The GRACE Family is encouraged to shop at these best-kept secrets for incredible deals on furniture, clothing, home goods and more.
- GRACEful Buys Euless– 700 W. Euless Blvd.
- GRACEful Buys Grapevine– 418 E. Northwest Hwy
We have been entrusted by the community to meet the ranging needs of those facing crisis— from job loss, illness or other emergencies, to shelter and food, even the clothes on their back. There would be no way we could offer unique support without the advocacy of our community. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!