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GRACE Weekly Newsletter
Grace

January, 2010

The Amazing GRACE Weekly Newsletter
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In This Issue
Top 10 Pantry Needs
Leslie Scribner
GRACE Client Receives Post-Christmas "Miracle"
Our "Holiday" Needs Have Been Met
GRACE Needs Volunteers
Women's Division Tea Information
Food Pantry Needs
The pantry is either out of or low on the following items. For a complete list of pantry needs, click here.
 
Top 10 Needs

1. Shampoo
2. Conditioner
3. Disposible Razors
4. Laundry Soap & other cleaning supplies
5. Deodorant
6. Toilet Paper
7. Toothpaste & Brushes
8. Kleenex
9. Paper towels 
10. Aspirin
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Birthdays

Wednesday - 1/13

  • Jackie Turner
  • Paula Wilbanks

    Friday - 1/15
  • Natalie Balaun

  • Saturday - 1/16
  • Gloria Bush
  • Kathy Davidson
  • Sally Klein
  • Catriona Noble
  • Joseph Sumcizk

  • Sunday - 1/17
  • Katie Penkert


  • Monday - 1/18
  • Nancy Bowen
  • Jack Bowles
  • Angel Gloria
  • Kelly Harris


  • Tuesday - 1/19
  • Sharee Hooper
  • Tom Hund


  • Prayer Requests

  • The People of Haiti

    If you have a prayer request that you would like to share with our readers, click here to e-mail it to us.
  • GRACE is a United Way Community Partner
    GRACE is a proud
    partner agency of the
    United Way of
    Tarrant County
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    Leslie Scribner
     
    Leslie Scribner (photo from John McCoy via Facebook)With the generous support of Lucas Funeral Home and many others in the community, a memorial service is being planned for Leslie Scribner, the long-time Grapevine resident who was accidentally killed Monday morning. Currently, GRACE is accepting donation to help cover the cost of a casket and other funeral costs. GRACE is happy to accept cash donations either through the "Donate Now" button above or in person at our office at 610 Shady Brook in Grapevine. 
     
    Many who have learned of Mr. Scribner's death have contacted GRACE to find out how they can contribute to efforts to help GRACE and memorialize his name. For those who feel compelled to give, GRACE is also accepting donations of new unwrapped toys that will help us get a head start on the 2010 Christmas Cottage. Due to a decline in the number of toys donated for the 2009 Christmas Cottage, we do not have the usual stockpile of toys that help us get through the first few days of the cottage when donations are slower.
     
    As details of the memorial service become available, we will post them on our website (www.gracegrapevine.org). For more information about Mr. Scribner's story, please follow these links:
    Grapevine Courier 
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram
     
    GRACE Client Receives Post-Christmas Miracle
     
    A GRACE Client poses with his "new" truck!Before the Christmas holiday, we told you about a GRACE client who was in need of a truck so that he could accept a new job. Earlier this week, GRACE received word from an anonymous donor that a truck was being provided. Yesterday, our client received his new (to him) truck and is looking forward to his new job with First Baptist Church of Grapevine.
     
    Thank you to the members of this community who see or hear of a need and take often extraordinary steps to fill them. It is an honor for all of us here at GRACE to be stewards of the blessings that God provides through all of you!
     
    Our Holiday Needs Have Been Met Kenn Mingus, GRACE Food Pantry
     
    GRACE Food PantryWe received an abundance of stuffing, cranberry, pancake mix, corn and everything else that we asked for. We are truly grateful for the generosity of the community. However, with the holidays now over, we need to turn our attention to some of those things we haven't focused on for a while.
     
    The overall pantry needs are identified in the box to the left; however, the often neglected "hygiene" items are what I'd like to focus on this week. Specifically, we need laundry soap in small boxes (30 load variety), shampoo (16 to 24 oz),deodorant (men and women) and toilet paper. 
     
    Of course, we are always low on freezer items such as bologna, hotdogs, hamburger meat, TV dinners, pot pies, ham and others, but let's not forget produce items like apples, oranges, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes and onions.
     
    Whew! That's a pretty extensive list! No rest for the wary...we still need your help! Thank you all in advance, we know you'll come through for us!
     
    GRACE Needs Volunteers
     
    This time of year is generally our toughest time to find volunteers. Perhaps it is because so many are taking it easy after the buzz of the holidays or simply because folks aren't aware that the needs that are so obvious during the holidays still exist. Whatever the case, GRACE is looking folks with a servant's heart and a little available time to help all around the agency. For more information, please come to one of our New Volunteer Orientations coming up in a few weeks.

    New Volunteer Orientation:
  • Monday, February 1 at 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00am
     
    CSR Orientation:
  • Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 17 from 4:00-5:00pm

    Orientations are held in the boardroom at the GRACE main offices at 610 Shady Brook Drive. Please park in the city lot to the east of our building and enter the boardroom through the double glass doors at the rear of our building. Signs will be posted to help direct you. 
  •  
    Women's Division Membership Tea Coming Up
     
    The Women's Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is hosting a membership Tea at the Stacy's Furniture Community Room on Tuesday, January 19th from 11:30 until 1:00. Lunch and door prizes are provided by members of the Women's Division.
     
    To RSVP, please send an email to msjkane@sbcglobal.net.  
     


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