JOIN US FOR 2016’S CHRISTMAS COTTAGE OPEN HOUSE

Celebrate the holidays with GRACE and help us collect toys for families in need this season.

You are cordially invited to attend the Christmas Cottage Open House on Wednesday, November 30 at 815 S. Main Street in Grapevine. This is an ideal holiday event for your family, church, civic group or business to attend.

Refreshments and Christmas cheer will be provided! Holiday goodies will be served for the children at 4:00 p.m., with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped gifts to children and families in need.

Click here to download a list of toy ideas and volunteer information.

 

PARKING INFORMATION

There is free parking behind the cottage off of Dallas. There is a lot across from the police station on Dallas as well and they are also allowed to park in the parking at Grapevine vintage Railroad.

For those who haven’t experienced the magic of Christmas Cottage in the community, Christmas Cottage is a GRACE program that provides new, unwrapped gifts to families facing financial hardship due to limited income or recent emergency.  Each qualified family is given a hypothetical “budget” that allows the parents to “purchase” donated toys, home goods and appliances in a private, store-like setting. This unique approach allows families to budget their resources and select unique presents while preserving the family’s dignity. Over 2,700 individuals and families are served each holiday season.

Providing warmth and comfort this season not only allows families facing hardship to uphold cherished traditions; Christmas Cottage is designed to continue a legacy of giving and instill new traditions for your family, community group or business.

This noble endeavor of giving a meaningful Christmas to children relies heavily on those traditions, many of which were forged through the community’s desire to extend their blessings with those who are struggling this season.

The volunteers, donors and corporate partners that make Christmas Cottage special for so many each year is a testimony to our wonderful GRACE family. The hundreds of service hours, thousands of unwrapped gifts and countless batches of cookies make a profound impact on families in need of hope.

Gifts can be dropped off at Donation Station or GRACE Main, 610 Shady Brook Dr. in Grapevine. The Christmas Cottage Program will be open from December 8-22.

RSVP to the Open House to Chelsea Rose, Special Events Coordinator at events@GRACEGrapevine.org.

Contact Seasonal Programs Manager Lori Stevens at lstevens@GRACEGrapevine.org.

For Media Inquiries, contact Interim Marketing & Communications Manager, Susan Jung at sjung@GRACEGrapevine.org.