‘FAANT’ TAKES STEPS TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED

Foot and Ankle of North Texas (FAANT) put their best foot forward last month by collecting a car load of perishable goods for the GRACE Food Pantry. All the food given will make their way to the tables of grateful families, who, despite financial burdens, no longer have to worry where their children’s next dinner will come from. GRACE relies on groups and businesses to find creative ways to collect nonperishable goods and grocery essentials, so that no local family in need is turned away. Last month the Food Pantry gave an estimated $45,000 worth of food, which allows families to put that additional money in savings or pay their utility bills. HOW THE RESOURCES ARE UTILIZED Volunteer groups might be surprised to know that once the goods are received, programs within GRACE collaborate together to make sure each family gets as much nourishment as possible. For instance, the Community

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IT’S TIME TO RESERVE YOUR TEAM

Now is the opportune time to round up three or more of your friends for a Drive into the Night team. The annual golf tournament will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Grapevine Golf Course. This is an ideal event to honor your staff while receiving business recognition as a sponsor. Family friends and groups also love the friendly competition under the stars. A barbecue dinner is provided, along with specialty drinks, glow swag and an after party. At $250 per player, each team can be reassured knowing that 100% of all event proceeds sustain GRACE programs that provide food, clothing, and shelter to displaced families and their children. For those who want to attend and skip the green, he or she can enjoy the dinner and festivities for $50. GO BEYOND PAR WITH A SPONSORSHIP Those interested in hosting a team as a sponsor might consider

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HERE’S HOW TO TACKLE HUNGER FOR THE SUPER BOWL

Souper Bowl of Caring is vowing to “Change the Game” in local communities across North Texas during the weeks leading up to Superbowl Sunday. We are thankful to have such committed partnerships with local businesses, including Albertsons in Colleyville, which has made it their game plan to ensure local families receive nourishment throughout the year. Through Superbowl Sunday, Albertsons gives customers the opportunity to purchase pre-filled bags at the register on behalf of families at risk for hunger. Each filled bag costs $9, and contains protein and nutrient-rich staples such as tuna, soup and vegetables. Souper Bowl of Caring addresses the startling number of chronically-poor households, which equates to one in seven Americans. More troubling still is that 16 million of those Americans are children, some living within miles of our doorsteps. Last year the Colleyville Albertsons received the GRACE Outstanding Community Partner Award for going far and above the

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GRACE IS LOOKING FOR RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS

Just like all GRACE events, it takes a lot of volunteers and donors behind the scenes to make the event memorable (or even possible)! This year we are on the lookout for the best raffle prizes for 2017’s Drive into the Night, a glow golf tournament that raises funds for GRACE children’s programs throughout the year. All tax-deductible item donations generate excitement and ensure players come back for another round on the green, which means more resources for children during the summer months and holiday season. Prize donations also lend to creativity, and aren’t limited to gift baskets, golf gear, recreational attire, novelty items or electronics. Gift certificates and unique experiences are also great examples of ideal raffle prizes for Drive into the Night. We appreciate the local businesses, small groups and individuals who galvanize support for events like this. It’s our continual desire to work as hard as our

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GRACE IS UNITED WAY OF TARRANT COUNTY’S FIRST FEATURED AGENCY

GRACE was honored to be United Way of Tarrant County’s first Featured Agency, a social media initiative to share the mission of GRACE with the community at large. United Way is an affiliation that strategically partners with select organizations that target the root causes of societal issues and reinvests into local solutions. United Way also monitors their affiliates to ensure the funds are properly stewarded and reflect positive, measurable outcomes. In 2016 United Way made the unprecedented decision to forgo all fees for donor resignations through charitable workplace designation. In plain English, that means 100% of every donation designated to GRACE through United Way supports GRACE programs! One recent example of United Way’s partnership was last year’s phenomenal VITA program, a tax-assistance campaign that generated over $250,000 in EITC dollars and Child Tax Credit. This promotes a healthier local economy and allows families to save for the future. Thanks to

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FANTASTIC DEALS FOR YOUR SWEETHEART

Each year the team at Style & GRACE launch a meticulous search for the most distinguished Silent Auction items. The Annual Auction happens near each Valentine’s Day, just in time for the doting couple. The package, which is valued at $1,000, includes: Lenox Couple Figurine Sterling Silver Triple Strand Pearls Men’s Noblia Watch The winner will be notified by 6:00 p.m. on February 11, 2017, and has 24 hours to claim. The bidding starts at $200 on-site at Style & GRACE, located at 2030 Glade Rd. Keep up to date with all things Style & GRACE on their social media pages at FB.com/StyleandGRACEBoutique and Twitter.com/StyleandGRACEb

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AVIALL LANDS AT GRACE

Aviall decided to take a trip away from the office to receive a new kind of delivery. The teams at both the Human Resources and Sales department helped man GRACE resale sites, including Donation Station and GRACEful Buys. A subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Aviall is no stranger to mastering the supply chain, with product distribution to more than 240 manufacturers generating 2,000,000 products across the world. Aviall has also been a proud sponsor of Drive into the Night, which takes place on April 21 this year. Serving at Donation Station is popular for corporate or large groups because it allows volunteers to personally interact with donors as a representative of GRACE, as well as lend hands-on projects that directly impact families seeking assistance. While the end goal of resale is purely missional, many are surprised to know that our resale operations function much like a business in order to

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BRISKETS FOR THE BIG GAME

Whether you’re a New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons fan, every carnivore can agree that there’s nothing better than piping-hot smoked brisket on your plate while you’re enjoying the Big Game. The Holy Smokers, a Compass Church Men’s Ministry, is selling Super Bowl briskets to raise funds for their meal campaigns throughout the year, including holiday turkeys to at-risk families through GRACE. It began ten years ago when an intimate men’s Bible study group study was challenged use their passions to ignite a ministry that has since blessed hundreds around them. The mission is twofold: meet the tangible needs of at-risk families, and engage with other men to serve and grow in their faith. Over the years the Holy Smokers, which has about 15 core members and up to 25 guys to man the grill, have provided food for the Union Gospel Mission, World Impact Dallas and auction prizes

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JOIN US FOR 2017 DRIVE INTO THE NIGHT

EVENT DETAILS Twilight Tee Off Glow Golf Tournament Benefiting GRACE WHEN Friday, April 21, 2017 WHERE Grapevine Golf Course 3800 Fairway Drive in Grapevine PROGRAM Check in 5:30 PM Putting Contest/Driving Range Open: 6:00 PM Shotgun Start Help us make a difference! Not only is Drive Into the Night unique night golf experience for your friends or colleagues, 100% of the event proceeds fund programs that give hope to at-risk children in our community. GRACE is a faith-based, social service agency that provides emergency assistance to an average of 5,100 families and individuals each year. For nearly three decades, GRACE has partnered with the community provide food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care to guide families and individuals toward self-sufficiency. Learn about GRACE programs and volunteer opportunities at GRACEGrapevine.org. The money raised will support programs like Christmas Cottage, which supplies over 2,700 family members with new Christmas gifts and Feed

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