GRACE Christmas Cottage “officially” launched the holiday season last weekend with dozens of volunteers and staff moving tons of bicycles, toys, clothing—you name it—to the Cottage location at 1250 William D. Tate Avenue in Grapevine, next to the JOANN Fabric & Craft Store.
Once again, the generous folks at Robert S. Beall Investments has donated the use of the massive space. Volunteer “elves” are busy now transforming the vacant storefront into a Winter Wonderland.
This year, of course, COVID restrictions will limit the number of client families, volunteers, staff, and visitors can enter Christmas Cottage. The annual Christmas Cottage Open House, a chance to see the artwork, organization, and generosity that goes into Christmas Cottage, has not been scheduled.
Those who have visited Christmas Cottage in past years can easily envision the stacks and rows of donated toys, bicycles, hooded sweatshirts, books, electronic games and toys, and thousands of other items, all categorized and neatly staged.
Harder to envision is whether the showroom of gifts will last out the season. GRACE Client Services has learned very few other organizations are conducting their traditional toy giveaways. In addition, fewer toy drives, usually conducted by local companies and organizations, will take place.
At this time, Christmas Cottage anticipates much higher numbers of families than originally anticipated. Typically, GRACE provides Christmas gifts for more than 2,700 children and families.
As always, we are reaching out to our generous community—you—to help make sure these families all have the merry Christmas they deserve.
Here how you can help:
You or your group can help out at the Christmas Cottage. Shifts next week! Please sign up today by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@GRACEgrapevine.org or call 817-690-4136.
The Cottage needs list can be found on the GRACE website by clicking HERE. If you would like to host a toy drive or event benefitting this program, please contact events@GRACEgrapevine.org or call 817-305-4672.
Make a Gift
You can make a financial gift for the Christmas Cottage by visiting our donation page HERE. GRACE maintains strong relationships with area retailers to multiply the value of your gift.
Last, but never least: Pray
Please continue to pray for those families who are struggling this holiday season as well for the volunteers, staff, and supporters as they work to meet the need!
For more information please contact info@GRACEgrapevine.org or call 817-305-4653.