Volunteers are vital to GRACE which is why we always look forward to National Volunteer Week and our annual Volunteer Appreciation event. The theme for this year was Virtual Volunteer Vacation, it was a great event and we were so proud to honor a number of standout volunteers. This year our top prize, Volunteer of the Year, was awarded the Wright Family for their unbelievable contributions to our organization and the area.
The event hosted by our CEO Shonda Schaefer, highlighted great moments, events, and individual achievements from our Volunteer Family. We handed out plaques to 18 different groups, families, and individuals that stood out from the 5,000 volunteers who give their time to our community each year. NBC 5’s Laura Harris was able to pop in for an inspirational message thanking everyone for their service. It was a fun event and one that we are so proud to host.
Here are the list of this year’s award winners:
Food Pantry – Richard Weiss
Emergency Assistance – Elizabeth Tessler
Donation Station – Kathy Aycock
GRACEful Buys Grapevine – Jaelynn Craddock
GRACEful Buys Euless – Jean Cassady
Style & GRACE – Marilia Araujo
Graceful-e – D’Ray Moore
Community Clinic – Richard Sanchez
Friends & Family – Mike Conroy
Board Member – Paul Bischler
Transitional Housing – Kelli Lawrence
Development – Phyllis Butts
Special Events – Victor and Christina De Vincenzo
Seasonal Programs – Christmas Cottage Committee
Community Garden – Edie Miller
Volunteer Group – North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
Youth Volunteer of the Year – Joshua Reed
Volunteer of the Year – The Wright Family
We could not do our work without the volunteer force that helps make up the GRACE Family we often refer to. The individuals, groups, and families that donate their time and expertise to our community are our heroes. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit this site and see where you fit in!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS, HAPPY NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK!