Hosted at this year’s wonderful Christmas Cottage, GRACE Board and Staff gathered and welcomed each other with open arms and wide smiles to celebrate the holidays and show appreciation for GRACE’s ability to serve the community.

GRACE team members brought their favorite dishes for a potluck-style holiday meal. After Transitional Housing Manager, Martisha Smith opened up the evening with a beautiful prayer, GRACE CEO, Shonda Schaefer thanked both staff and board for coming out. Staff were thanked for being stewards of the GRACE mission and doing a continued great job in their positions.

The GRACE team would like to thank each donor, volunteer, staff, board member, and supporter of our mission. We are so appreciative of every individual, every civic group, every church and every business that supports GRACE. From fundraising, to distributing food in 100-degree weather to assisting a parent shopping for their family, it is because of you that GRACE is able to serve the community in the best way possible.

Because of the support of our communities, GRACE is able to fulfill its mission every day. That mission is: As a steward of God’s blessing and resources in the community, GRACE demonstrates compassion for those less fortunate by providing assistance to individuals and families in crisis and guidance towards self-sufficiency.

On behalf of GRACE, we wish you and yours a happy holiday season!