It started earlier this week: cars lined up onto Scribner Street from GRACE Donation Station. The final weeks of the year always bring a great number of generous people donating clothes, household goods, furniture and more.
Volunteers and staff are working furiously to keep up with the volume because they know next week will bring a massive wave of year-end giving.
It’s all a good thing, though. Donations will help struggling families who need the gently-used donations and the remaining items will be sent to GRACE resale stores, GRACEful Buys in Grapevine and Euless and Style & GRACE to help generate funds for client programs and services.
Twenty-five percent of the budget for GRACE Client Services is generated by resale revenues.
As many as 250 generous donors are anticipated to visit Donation Station each day between Monday, December 26 and Saturday, December 31.
A Call for Volunteers was issued last week based on the anticipated volume of donations and the timing of the holidays. A Sign-Up Genius was posted to help in scheduling, and some volunteers have already stepped forward.
Donation Station will need at least 10 volunteers each three-hour shift, December 26, 27 and 28. Fifteen volunteers will be needed each shift (9 a.m-12 p.m./12-3 p.m./3-6 p.m.) on December 29, 30 and 31.
Volunteers will help unload cars and trucks, move donations into the Station, and size, sort and classify materials. Thankfully, the weather forecast calls for temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s with little chance of rain.