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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours!

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, GRACE offices have adjusted operating hours:

GRACEful Buys Grapevine and Euless will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and reopen for Black Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Donation Station will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and resume normal hours on Friday, November 25th.

GRACE Programs, Development, and Administrative offices will close at 3 p.m. on November 23rd, and reopen on Monday, November 28th.

If you need emergency assistance that cannot wait until normal operating hours, please contact client services at 817.602.1204.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Getting into the Giving Tuesday Spirit

Consider Choosing GRACE on November 29th for Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.

GRACE has joined in with the Giving Tuesday movement since its inception in 2012. And now, 10 years later, donors have generously supported us during this special day dedicated to generosity.

People show their generosity in a variety of ways during Giving Tuesday — whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts.

Here at GRACE, we are so very thankful that you, members of the GRACE Family, are such incredible givers. Because of your support, you have helped us help tens of thousands of our neighbors navigate financial hardship.

Thank you for trusting GRACE to be a steward of both God’s blessings and resources to provide a safety net of support and a continuum of care to our neighbors who are facing a crisis or financial instability.

To support GRACE this Giving Tuesday, click here.

To learn more about the GRACE Christmas Cottage, click here.

To RSVP to join us for the GRACE Christmas Cottage Open House, click here.

7th Annual Elves on the Run 5k is Here!

December 3rd is the Elves on the Run 5k and Fun Run! Do not be a Grinch and miss out. Organized by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division, this awesome family friendly event will be sure to help you kick off the holiday season!

Come join the fun that includes photos with Santa & the Grinch, a team costume contest, dog costume contest, inflatable obstacle course, Christmas tattoo station, elf toss game, and tons of prizes!

Elf Costume and Pet Costume contest begins at 8:30 am, Fun run begins at 9:00 am and the 5k begins at 9:30 am.

Come for the run, stay to enjoy all the activities Grapevine has to offer including ICE at the Gaylord, Snow-land at Great Wolf Lodge, North Pole Express train ride, North Central Ballet Company’s Nutcracker on Lake Grapevine and the not-to-be-missed sparkle of Main Street with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and a whole lot more!

Register today at www.elvesontherun5k.com

Holiday Food Distribution is Underway!

This week, families around the community were greeted with warm smiles and delicious food during GRACE’s annual Holiday Food Distribution.

GRACE’s Holiday Food Distribution serves around 800 families during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Clients are encouraged to take part in this special event by speaking with one of GRACE’s wonderful Caseworkers, where they will receive a voucher and more information about this special event.

This week would not have been possible without the incredible help of our loving volunteers. From standing in 40-degree weather for hours at a time making sure each client left with a smile on their face, these amazing volunteers served with a purpose.

“I am so thankful, that we have volunteers who will always help out when needed, to make a difference in the community,” said, Volunteer Manager, Ryan Jackson. “This week with Holiday Food Distribution showed exactly why GRACE has some of the finest volunteers in the area.”

We want to send some special shout out’s to the following organizations for their contributions to this year’s Thanksgiving Holiday Food Distribution:

First Baptist Grapevine, H.E.R Prep Academy, Baylor Scott & White, John Slocum & Friends, Great Wolf Lodge, Kubota, Grapevine Masonic Lodge, SASO Girls, and other fabulous volunteers.

On behalf of GRACE, we want to say thank you for thinking of the community and how you can make a difference during the holiday season.

For more information on how you and your organization, please reach out to Ryan Jackson at rjackson@gracegrapevine.org. He would love to get you involved!

                                     

Mark Woolverton Takes Home the Title at Alford Chili Cookoff

Alford Media Services hosted its 20th annual Chili cook-off event last weekend, and not only was the event a success, but the fun everyone had was even sweeter.

Alford Media is a group of dedicated event technology specialists that provide solutions across the world for their clients. Their technical expertise on challenging events, experienced precision on large-scale shows, and exceptional onsite engineers provide real-time quality for everyone to enjoy.

As a longtime supporter of the GRACE mission, Alford serves the community in many ways. From contributing generously to GRACE to their efforts in running the audio and visual of GRACE special events including GRACE’s Designer Bags & Bingo and the GRACE Gala, we know that we can count on Alford Media to always have our backs in helping out the community.

As part of their company’s culture of fostering teamwork and creating a family atmosphere, Alford loves hosting their annual Chili Cook-off where proceeds will go towards local nonprofits around the community. During the Cook-off this past weekend, GRACE’s Chief Development Officer, Mark Woolverton, was announced as the winner of the 2022 Alford Chili Cook-off. His signature spicy chili won many hearts and filled stomachs throughout the event.

“I am grateful to have been a part of this wonderful event that celebrates togetherness throughout the community,” said Mark. “Alford does so much for our community and others around the world and we are very thankful for them.”

We want to send Alford Media Services congratulations on another successful Chili Cook-off. It was a day full of fun, food, and giving back to the community.

Volunteers Needed: Christmas Cottage 2022

Despite rainy skies and close to freezing temps, Christmas Cottage move-in was a success! Our fearless volunteers worked tirelessly to move all the Cottage necessities into the amazing new space.

Now that all the pieces are in one place, we need YOUR help bringing it to life!

Each year, GRACE is able to provide over 2,700 children and parents with Christmas gifts for the holidays. This dignified experience allows for moms and dads to select new, unwrapped gifts for their children that they can take home and prepare to put under the Christmas tree.

Of course, this program would not possible without the help and support of the community. We need your help in the following ways:

 

Volunteer
We would love for you or your group to help out at the Christmas Cottage. Lots of shifts are available! Please sign up today by contacting the Volunteer SIGN UP GENIUS HERE or call 817-690-4136.

Donate Toys
The Cottage needs list can be found on the GRACE website by clicking HERE. If you would like to host a toy drive or event benefitting this program, please contact Events@GRACEgrapevine.org or call 817-305-4653.

Make a Gift
You can make a financial gift for the Christmas Cottage by visiting our donation page HERE. GRACE maintains strong relationships with area retailers to multiply the value of your gift.

Last, but never least: Pray
Please continue to pray for those families who are struggling this holiday season as well for the volunteers, staff, and supporters as they work to meet the need.

 

After the Cottage is fully decorated and assembled, we’d love to celebrate all the hard work that went into it with you! Our annual Christmas Cottage Open House will be held on December 6th, 2022 at 2550 SW Grapevine Pkwy, Suite 150 in Grapevine.

Kids’ time will begin at 4:30, and all ages are welcome to join at 5:30. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, so grab a friend and enjoy a relaxed evening celebrating all the hard work that will make this season bright for our GRACE families!

Please RSVP to Events@GRACEGrapevine.org if you would like to attend.