Christmas Cottage is a GRACE program that provides new, unwrapped gifts to families facing financial hardship due to limited income or recent emergency.  Each qualified family is given a hypothetical “budget” that allows the parents to “purchase” donated toys, home goods and appliances in a private, store-like setting. This unique approach allows families to budget their resources and select unique presents while preserving the family’s dignity. Over 2,700 individuals and families are served at Christmas Cottage each holiday season.

Providing warmth and comfort this season not only allows families facing hardship to uphold cherished traditions; both programs are designed to continue a legacy of giving and instill new traditions for individuals, families and groups year after year.

This incredible effort is sustained by gifts donated by the community, hundreds of volunteer hours, and many, many batches of cookies!

Ways to get involved:

  • Make a monetary donation to the GRACE Christmas Holiday Fund at

Host a toy collection within your group

  • Gift card drive
  • New toy drive
  • Set up a tree display and have members adopt ornament with toy items
  • Use Holiday Food List to host Holiday Food Drive


  • Assist clients, price items and help with maintenance of Cottage. Spanish-speaking volunteers are always needed) Please call or email Lori
  • Bake cookies for families (we need twelve dozen daily!)
  • Clean, unpack and sort Christmas Cottage after closing

Pick up toys

  • Prepare Christmas Cottage by organizing, stocking or decorating Cottage


  • Continue to pray for families that are facing hardship this season, and that God allows us to meet their most pressing needs

Supplies needed to decorate The Cottage

  • Rolls of white and bright blue bulletin board paper
  • Staple guns and staples
  • Blue duct tape / Gorilla Tape
  • Packaging tape
  • Batteries of all sizes
  • Cases of water
  • Overhead projectors
  • 55 gallon trash bags with and without drawstrings
  • Box cutters
  • Glitter / Paint

The 2018 Grace Christmas Cottage is located at 1250 William D Tate; Grapevine, TX. 76051 in the Grapevine Town Center between Petco and Joann Fabrics.Christmas Cottage Logo