GRACE Christmas Cottage Open House has become one of the most popular opportunities for community members to witness the tangible difference their gifts and support means to hundreds of children and parents each Christmas season.

We kicked off the 2018 Christmas Cottage season stocked with room after room brimming with toys for all ages, all thanks to our countless volunteers and supporters like you!



This year guests were treated to a special caroling performance by the talented Academy Musical Theater Company from the Texas Center for Arts and Academics.

Guests of all ages indulged in Chef Ted Bilsky’s specialty “Teddy Cakes,” gooey mac and cheese, goat cheese, bacon and jelly toasts, and cowboy cookies that were worth every calorie.  An enormous thanks to our friends at Scratch Kitchen, who graciously provided all the party fare free of charge.



There were remarks from board members, contributors and staff extending their gratitude for the outpouring donations and volunteer service that make it all possible.

If you were able to join us and add to our collection of donated gifts, we are truly grateful for your abundant generosity. If you were not able to join us or participate in Christmas Cottage, there are still to ensure the success of next year’s Christmas Cottage and continuation of GRACE programs for 2019.



As we enjoy our blessings this Christmas, there’s one gift you can give that doesn’t require a bow. GRACE relies on year-end charitable gifts to ensure vital programs can continue the following year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation here before 2018 ends. A gift of $20, $50, $150, or $500 or more will provide direct relief to families struggling in our midst.

Please consider making a monetary donation to the GRACE Christmas Holiday Fund at