Calling all volunteers! The holiday season is quickly approaching, and guess what that means? The Christmas Cottage is back in town! In order for families to enjoy a truly magical holiday season, we need your help now!

The Christmas Cottage is a GRACE program that provides new, unwrapped gifts to families facing financial hardship due to limited income or a recent emergency. Through the Christmas Cottage, each qualified family is given a hypothetical “budget” that allows parents to “purchase” donated toys, home goods, and appliances in a private, store-like setting. This approach allows families to budget their resources and select unique presents while preserving the family’s dignity.

Monday, November 14th from 12 pm – 6 pm, we will need help moving all decorations, tables, and other wonderful items from our storage at Frost Bank to the Christmas Cottage. This wonderful opportunity not only gives you a chance to serve the community in a fabulous way, but it also gives you the chance to meet and connect with other volunteers who share the same passion for the community just like you.

If you or anyone you know are interested in helping with the Christmas Cottage Move day, please reach out to GRACE’s Seasonal Programs Coordinator, Beth Chernik at and she will help you schedule a time to volunteer!