Open Sesame House

Join us for a celebration of GRACE Christmas Cottage on Monday, December 9th!  Witness the magic created by volunteers as they ready the Cottage to welcome our clients, making certain their Christmases are complete! The Sesame Street theme is sure to delight young and old alike, and there will be plenty of goodies going around! GRACE clients are blessed to have the good will, volunteers and toys—all the amazing toys—provided by our caring community so that we may open a Christmas Cottage each holiday season.  Client parents are thrilled and grateful for the chance to “shop” for their children’s gifts and watch as the excitement lights up their little faces on Christmas morning. When someone comes to GRACE for help, our caseworkers conduct a thorough assessment of their needs.  For some in dire need, food, shelter, clothing and medical care are provided to the full extent.  For others, assistance is

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Angels of GRACE

No truer example of “invaluable service” is found than in Lynda and Robert Warner. We are honored to announce this wonderful couple as 2019’s Angel of GRACE recipients! Many know the Warner’s from their successful work raising funds for numerous causes throughout the community. With their experience and leadership abilities, they surged directly to the lead of the GRACE Gala last year. Among the many innovations they created, the Family-2-Family campaign and the flourishing GRACE social media presence stand out. Last year’s very successful Gala was just the beginning. Lynda and Robert have put their creative minds to work planning and directing new ways to support the GRACE mission! The first annual GRACE Poker Tournament was a resounding success last January. Not only was it the Warner’s brainchild, Lynda and Robert also planned and implemented many aspects of the event. Plans for the second annual tournament are roaring full steam

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Unforgettable, That’s GRACE Gala

  Thank you to our wonderful Gala Co-Chairs, Kimberly and Brent Tipps, and Emcee of the evening, Laura Harris, for making the 16th Annual GRACE Gala one we will not forget!  From the unforgettable opening song of ‘Amazing Grace’ by Rocco and Frankie Leoni, to the beautiful selfie wall that so many posed in front of, to the Walton Stout Band for cranking out the party jams — we are thankful to you and everyone who made this night meaningful start to finish! We are so very grateful for Pastors Cyd and Ricky Texada of Covenant Church for attending and leading our Invocation.  Auctioneer Mike Jones led the lively and generous Live Auction – one of the many highlights of the evening.  To mention another high point of the evening includes a grand congratulations to Lynda and Robert Warner, our Angel of GRACE  Award recipients for 2019! A special thanks

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A Multitude of Thanks

  On behalf of over 5,100 family members GRACE serves each year, thank you for providing support that allows us provide food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care and hope to the downtrodden among us. Thank you to our 2019 Gala Sponsors Presenting Sponsor The Thompson Group at Classic Chevrolet Platinum Plus Sponsors Berkeys Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical BNSF Railway Feature Band Sponsor BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar VIP Party Sponsor SIMMONS ESTATE HOMES Gold Sponsors Atmos Energy Holman Enterprises Silver Sponsors Dawn and Bart Adams MaryLee and Carl Alford Associated Time Instruments Ben E. Keith Company Traci and Bryan Bernard The Coleman Family Five Star Subaru of Grapevine Good Shepherd Catholic Community Mary and Jerry Huffman Judy and Tom Hund Sarah and Dan Meader TD Ameritrade Kimberly and Brent Tipps TXU Energy Lynda and Robert Warner Dr. Kelly and Joel West Lisa and Ron Wettig Bronze Sponsors Bank of Texas

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Shop and Give With Draper James

  Founded by Reese Witherspoon, Draper James proclaims an identity that is “steeped in Southern charm, designed for real life, and unapologetically pretty.”  Witherspoon started her company to honor her Southern heritage and her loved ones that had significant impact on the woman she became. When she mapped out her vision for Draper James, Witherspoon explains, “it was paramount to her that the brand not only represent the Southern lifestyle she’s so attached to, but that it also support young women in their paths to becoming future leaders, entrepreneurs, and agents of social change.” Sounds like GRACE and the starlet have more in common than one would think.  So, what better way to honor the Draper James mission than by giving back to GRACE?!   Well, that is precisely what is occurring at the new Draper James location in Southlake Town Square next Tuesday! This coming Tuesday, November 5th from 6:00

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Kendra Gives Back

  Join GRACE for an evening of stunning jewelry and charitable giving! Kendra Scott’s Southlake location is celebrating the season of giving by hosting a Kendra Gives Back event. This wonderful event will take place on Tuesday, November 5th from 6 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Southlake Town Square, 321 Grand Ave. W, located in the piazza across from Brio Tuscan Grille. 20% of the sales during that time period will support GRACE! GRACE has been blessed to have Kendra Scott as a Gala partner since 2015. For the past four years guests have enjoyed an exclusive jewelry pull that guarantees a unique piece of jewelry valued up to $200 with a $75 donation. The event has sold out every year. The Texas-based designer has become a nationwide sensation, partly due to placing benevolence at the heart of her business model. Since the company was established in 2002, it has

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A Very Impressive Party for Our VIP’s

  Kimberly and Brent Tipps  welcomed dozens of guests to the GRACE Gala VIP Party on October 8th at the beautiful Vaquero Club in Westlake. The elegant event honored donors and volunteers who make the Gala possible. With the GRACE Gala scheduled for next Saturday, October 26, last Tuesday was a chance to thank the many sponsors, volunteers, committee members and others who bring the Gala to life, and express our gratitude for raising much-needed funds for client services and programs. The GRACE Gala is the single-largest fundraising event for GRACE during the year, and funds raised support all GRACE mission services including Emergency Assistance, Clothing and Food, Transitional Housing, Senior Services and the Community Clinic. GRACE Chief Executive Officer, Shonda Schaefer, spoke on the importance of the Gala campaign season.  Paul Bischler, GRACE Board President, voiced the appreciation of the Board for the hard work of the Gala Committee. 

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Mobile Bidding for the Gala Auction is Live

  If auction packages don’t incite your interest, it’s because you’ve never seen the caliber of the GRACE Gala Silent, Big Board and Live Auctions! Maybe we’re a bit partial, but the Gala Auction Committee has been hard at work to not only ensure that everyone falls in love with the items, but that EVERYONE has access—whether you attend the Gala or not! Yes, everyone can bid on the GRACE Gala Silent and Big Board auctions. No gowns, no tuxedos needed! Each of our GRACE family members have the same chance to win the fabulous packages as those enjoying fine dinner and dancing at the GRACE Gala in the Grapevine Ballroom of the Gaylord Texan Resort. Just send an email to Gala@GRACEgrapevine.org to begin creating an account and away you go!   Good luck!  By the way, you can also set maximums for your bids and let your phone do all

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Our Sponsors Make It Happen!

The GRACE Gala was conceptualized in 2004 as a way to generate funds to serve a growing population in need.  The GRACE Board of Directors put together a dynamic Gala Advisory Board made up of prominent community members from Grapevine, Southlake and Colleyville.  In its first year, the GRACE Gala sold out six months before the event! With each year that passes, the GRACE Gala funds allow us to provide much needed services to the Northeast Tarrant County Community.  We hope to continue the tradition of raising funds to provide all that we can to those in need and having a good time while we do it! We have an amazing roster of generous sponsors as we approach this year’s big day!  It is only through the support of our corporate partners, local businesses and the individuals from our fabulous community that this event is made possible.  Our sponsors, donors

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Canned Good Greatness

  On Sunday, NorthGate Constructors celebrated 10 years since the signing of their HUGE DFW Connector contract!  To help celebrate NorthGate employees and their families, as well as what they have accomplished over the past ten years, their team wanted to give back to their favorite local non-profit.  Yes, GRACE! NorthGate professes, “We are continually impressed by the work GRACE does for the community every single day!” Chelsea and Cade from NorthGate Constructors stopped by to deliver an entire truck-full of canned goods to The Pantry.  And we are not talking just a pick-up truck full, but a box truck full! Pantry Manager, Keith Hills, was happy to see his friends return, saying, “I remember Chelsea from her volunteer work with GRACE Grocery Giveaway over the summer.  She worked so hard breaking down all the grocery boxes!” Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, NorthGate, for your “can do”

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