GRACE would not be able to operate without the support of local church congregations with a kindred desire to share God’s love with those in need. We are tremendously blessed to have the family at Good Shepherd Catholic Community, who is wholly invested extending grace to others.
Dozens of members served at GRACE sites as part of Good Shepherd’s Parish Service Day. The majority of the volunteers greeted supporters and sorted goods at Donation Station and GRACEful Buys. Another small group tended to the Community Garden, a GRACE initiative that provides thousands of pounds of fresh, organic produce to families in need each year.
The Good Shepherd Catholic Community is a beaming display of coming to the rescue to meet tangible needs throughout the year. We can always count on their members to employ creative ways to serve, whether it’s wearing a turkey hat to raise money for holiday meals, or purchasing hundreds of Easter baskets, baby diapers, and yes, even 160 bags of sugar to replenish our Food Pantry kitchen staples.
If you are part of a church congregation in the area, we encourage you to see how your congregation or small group can get involved through volunteering or hosting a drive.
Some congregations prefer to help with one-day projects as part of their service day, while others dive in to collect funds and goods to support families in crisis. There is a continual need for particular items such as socks, underwear, hygiene items and staples in our Food Pantry.
GRACE Special Events Coordinator Chelsea Rose is eager to discuss options and provide resources to meet our most pressing needs at all sites. For volunteer opportunities, reach out to Volunteer Manager Lara Hohweiler to get started.
” …let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”