GRACE hallways were looking especially vibrant this month as 174 overflowing Easter baskets lined the halls from our friends at Good Shepherd Catholic Community.

Good Shepherd has donated baskets each year for families who come through our Client Services area, and we are happy to announce that each and every Easter basket is spoken for just in time for the big Sunday! Of these baskets, 15 of them were delivered to the families currently involved in the Transitional Housing Program at GRACE.

The annual donation has become a long-standing and highly anticipated tradition. Clients look forward to picking out the extravagant, colorful baskets and begin asking about them each year as Easter approaches.

In addition to this tradition, White’s Chapel Methodist Church partnered with GRACE to host the most extravagant Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday! The festivities were complete with bounce houses, a cake walk, a cotton candy station, a retelling of the Easter story, all you can eat hot dogs, and themed games. Around 80 client families were able to enjoy the fun before the rain made its debut in force.

GRACE would not be able to operate without the support of local church congregations with a kindred desire to share God’s love with those in need. We are tremendously blessed to have the family at Good Shepherd Catholic Community and White’s Chapel Methodist Church who are wholly invested in extending grace to others. We cannot express our thanks enough to all of our partners – volunteers and organizations alike!

If you are interested in volunteering with GRACE for the first time, we encourage you to attend one of our new “Discover GRACE” sessions to find ways to get involved. Dates for these sessions and other information can be found on the volunteer page of our website, or you can reach out to the Volunteer & PR Coordinator at