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The incredible contributions of GRACE volunteers will be recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, Thursday, February 6. Doors to the Hilton DFW Lakes Texas Grande Ballroom will open at 11 a.m. for the hundreds of volunteers who give their time so those in need can have better lives.

“I am exceedingly proud to lead an organization with so many volunteers,” said GRACE Chief Executive Officer Shonda Schaefer, “We even have clients give back by volunteering their own time once they are able.”

The history of GRACE has been written by thousands of volunteers who formed this grassroots organization nearly 35 years ago. Annually, more than 2,500 active volunteers serve in essential capacities at all GRACE sites.

Lifelong volunteers serve at the Food Pantry and Donation Station. Medical professionals come from their clinics and hospitals to treat patients at the Community Clinic. Church, business, school, and social groups volunteer together on special projects. Volunteers drive Feed Our Kids and Christmas Cottage. Board members volunteer the benefit of their experience and influence to lead GRACE in stable and strong directions.

“GRACE relies on the hours our volunteers give,” said Shonda. “The Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon gives us a chance to fully honor those who give so much.”

Each GRACE Department will recognize their top volunteers, and the GRACE Volunteer of the Year will be announced. There’ll be t-shirts, photo booths, fun giveaways, and a chance for all GRACE volunteers to receive acclaim and thanks for jobs well done.

“Formal invitations are on the way,” said Shonda. “But to all GRACE volunteers who gave their time in 2019, and touched the lives of so many in need, please join us on February 6.”

Celebrate the many contributions our volunteers have made throughout the year. RSVP by emailing Alicia Fike or calling 817-305-4655.