CLIENTS TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH

GRACE has long responded to those in need by providing emergency relief to lessen the risk of poverty. Providing short-term relief is only part of what we do, and we understand that guidance toward self-sufficiency is the best way to serve families and individuals long-term. Families And Individuals Towards Hope (FAITH) is a GRACE service model that navigates families toward a promising path of stability through measurable steps and regular accountability. Those enrolled in FAITH collaborate with their advocate for a minimum of 90-days. Each intensive plan is carefully monitored and requires weekly accountability and ample oversight. Small, reasonable steps are set in place to accomplish major goals, such as finding employment, paying off debt or financing medical bills. FAITH’s Impact One example of meeting feasible needs is from Dylan, a single male who went through FAITH after a swift decline in his health cost him the only line of

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IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR DRIVE INTO THE NIGHT

There’s a unique energy in the night air at our annual Drive Into the Night glowing golf tournament, which offers nine holes of golf under the starry sky.  Even more than the afterglow of a fun evening is the knowing that 100% of the event proceeds fund GRACE programs. This year’s event will take place at the Grapevine Golf Course on Friday, April 22, 2016. Although no golfing prowess is needed, avid golfers and beginners alike love this event. It’s an ideal morale building evening for business teams, civic groups or a small group of friends looking to have fun while giving back to their community. Players can register as individuals, pairs, or part of a team. Dinner is included, along with contests prizes and great auction items. The best way to ensure your participation is through sponsoring a team. The various sponsorship levels allow for tailored options, ranging from $300-$10,000.

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GRACE TAKES THE STAGE

Our friends at Compassion International have hit the road to present their acclaimed, “Rock & Worship Roadshow” featuring the nation’s best contemporary Christian artists. GRACE has accepted the invitation to be one of their local ministry partners to share the GRACE story before thousands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Music headliners include the Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa, and Phil Wickam, with many other fabulous artists (list below). Needless to say, GRACE feels extremely honored to have our programs highlighted before the most respected Christian game-changers of our time, including Compassion International, which advocates for children facing poverty in developing countries. Members of the GRACE family are encouraged to purchase tickets at $20 each (reserved seating) or receive a complimentary volunteer pass through their website. This family-friendly event will be held on Friday, February 12 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. This is an unprecedented platform to share

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TRANSITIONAL HOUSING UPDATE

We hope you realize what an incredible impact you have on the lives of those who come through our Transitional Housing program. To be offered individualized care and encouragement in a safe, loving environment is a rare experience for most of our clients, who set out to utilize every opportunity before them. Clients come to GRACE with diverse situations and backgrounds, but each Transitional Housing client has the same fundamental goal of achieving self-sufficiency for a healthy home. By far their greatest desire when asked about goals involves continued education. For some, it’s obtaining their GED, and for others it’s completing their undergraduate program, attending a trade school or getting a specific certification. Two Transitional Housing Clients Receive Scholarship For the last three years, the Kathee Livengood Scholarship Fund has memorialized Livengood’s legacy of benevolence by opening doors to amazing possibilities for deserving women. The Kathee Livengood Scholarship afforded *Donna the

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A STYLISH VALENTINE FROM STYLE & GRACE

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: 2016 Valentine’s Day Silent Auction Package Womens Diamond Pendant Leopard Wine Purse 2 Lenox Champagne Flutes Mens ICE-TEK Wristwatch The winner will be notified by 6:00 p.m. on February 10, 2016, and has 24 hours to claim. The bidding starts at $250 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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COLLEYVILLE CHAMBER CELEBRATES VOLUNTEERISM

GRACE was honored to take part in nominating key leaders for the 40th Annual Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce at their Awards Luncheon on January 21. Winners GCISD Employee of the Year- Jamie Halliburton Youth of the Year- Jenny Foster GRACE Nominees Citizen of the Year- Kay Allen Leadership Award- Compass Christian Church, Drew Sherman, Pastor Member of the Year- John Fletcher Outstanding Service Organization- National Charity League (NCL) DFW Metroport Chapter GCISD leader Jamie Halliburton was selected as GCISD Employee of the Year for her compassion for others and commitment to excellence among her students. Jamie’s contagious joy resounds with children and faculty alike, and cultivates unyielding support from students, parents, teachers, administrators and stakeholders. As the wife of GRACE Board member Cory Halliburton, the family never passes up a learning opportunity with their expansive community through food drives, holiday giving and GRACE benefit functions. Having completed two Master’s

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People often ask us how they can help GRACE, and we are happy to share that virtually everyone has something to offer to ultimately uplift families in distress. One (perhaps overlooked) and lively way to support GRACE is to support our resale efforts. There are three store locations in the area: GRACEful Buys, our two upscale resale locations in Euless and Grapevine that house great deals on furniture, clothing and housewares, and Style & GRACE, an upscale resale boutique in Grapevine that caters to shoppers with ‘couture’ taste looking for great deals. Providing continual care rests much on the success of our resale operations. All the proceeds generated from the stores go directly to programs, which provide food, clothing, education, health care and support to families in the midst of a financial crisis. Supporting our resale efforts through volunteering and shopping elevates the level of advocacy and broadens our reach

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GRACE BOARD MEMBER HONORED WITH COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

GRACE Board member and former Mayor of Southlake accepted the 2015 Community Impact Award at Southlake Style magazine’s annual ‘Best of’ gala at The Marq Southlake (the venue itself being one of Terrell’s hallmark achievements). Southlake Style’s Community Impact Award has recognized the city’s most significant contributors to its outstanding quality of life, including men and women in the commerce, arts and education sector. For an event that highlights businesses and individuals that have enriched the place in which we live and work, no one could be more aptly named for bringing out the best in Southlake. Terrell left a flourishing legacy that continues to make Southlake one of the most desirable communities in the nation. His unmatched tenure of zoning and development experience seems to pale in comparison from those who laud Terrell’s poised spirit and moral courage. It’s also made readily apparent by close friend and Mayor Laura

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GET INSPIRED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is perhaps the fastest, most effective way we can brag on our GRACE family (that’s you!) and expand our reach to the community. Our Facebook and Twitter pages relay the latest inspirational stories, photos, and real-time needs within each GRACE program. Be sure to tag your collection drives and special events with #GRACEGrapevine! It’s our earnest desire that our community take personal ownership of what we’ve achieved together as an agency; after all—we couldn’t serve families without you! When GRACE was established nearly thirty years ago before “buzzwords” were “trending”, it was the heart of GRACE to provide centralized care to families in distress. Now with an even bigger platform to honor that mission, the more engaged we are with our community, the greater our impact toward those in need. If you are reading our blog or received our GRACE E-News, chances are you’re pretty savvy when it

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SEED MONEY NEEDED

We are so proud to have a dedicated team of people who cultivate and tend to our Community Garden, which yields an astounding 3,000 pounds of organic produce for GRACE clients each year. The Community Garden is in need of funds and supplies to ensure clients receive the most nutritious fruits and vegetables possible. These loyal volunteers employee strategy, energy and sweat equity into making the most of the tools provided. They have put together a comprehensive list of needs to coincide with their regular planting dates (view full schedule here). The funds will go to purchase garden essentials, including fertilizer, new seedlings, fencing and potting soil. This month the garden will start planting peppers and tomatoes for the summer with the new addition of tomatillos. Last year produced an exciting addition of fruits including strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe and watermelon—vibrant luxuries to a budget-conscious household. The garden harvest is packed

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