| In This Issue |
| Program Needs |
| Prayer Requests |
| Volunteer Spotlight: GRACE Community Clinic |
| FUMC Grapevine Idea Part Of Pepsi Refresh Project |
| You Help Our Folks, We'll Help You! |
| Transitional Housing Spices Things Up! |
| It's "Community Bucks" Time! |
(especially boys) Boy's Underwear Children's Socks
Wednesday - 9/15 Kimberly Baker Riley DePaola
Thursday - 9/16
Alexandra Elieson Lisa Gollihar Tania Joakim Susan Larrabee Anacleto Ordinario, Jr Diana Wright
Friday - 9/17
Saturday - 9/18
Cheyenne Beane Dorothy Cassetta Angela Hagerty Chris Warhol
Monday - 9/20
Barbara Adamson Mary Genatiempo Pat Williford
Tuesday - 9/21 Janie Kirk
Wednesday - 9/22 Marilyn Green
Jan & Ray Smith Donn Hotchkin Jana McGlone's Father Kathy Mize's Father Deb Sagert
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 proud
partner agency of the
United Way of
GRACE Community Clinic
Pam Goldmann, GRACE Clinic Assistant
One of the clinic's dedicated volunteers has been highlighted in the North Texas Health and Science magazine. Gazaleh Moayedi, (Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2012) has been coming to the GRACE Clinic as a student with Dr. John Bowling. Dr. Bowling has been volunteering at the clinic on the fourth Tuesday of each month for a couple of years. Being a professor of Rural Medicine at TCOM, Dr. Bowling has been known to bring Medical students along to observe and gain clinical experience. Gazaleh has become a valuable asset to Dr. Bowling and the clinic. She is always willing to help with whatever task needs to be completed from taking patient histories to weeding out expired packages from our sample medications.
Gazaleh is part of a group of medical students who have given their time to the homeless population in Fort Worth. This team of 15 student volunteers provide monthly health screenings, alternating the location between the Day Resource Center and the Presbyterian Night Shelter. They sometimes see 70 patients in a three hour shift. "It's easy to make assumptions about the homeless people and their situations. The real challenge is empathy and compassion," Gazaleh said. "When you serve the homeless through medicine and talk with them one on one, you realize that it doesn't really matter whose fault it is that they are poor or homeless. This is a person who needs help. No one deserves to live in this condition."
The GRACE Clinic is blessed to have so many volunteers, such as Dr. Bowling and Gazaleh, who have a heart for this as well as other Charitable Clinics in our area. We are so glad to have you on our team!
FUMC Grapevine Idea Part of Pepsi Refresh Project
Pepsi is giving away $1.3 million per month to fund great ideas that can make a difference in local communities. The folks over at First United Methodist Church Grapevine have submitted an idea that's in the running for $25,000 in funding. In conjunction with the Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District, the churches proposal includes putting a Community Computer Club at Cannon Elementary. The club would make computers and software available to help parents and children learn English, gain marketable computer skills and provide access to vital information.
The idea is currently ranked 113th and only the top ten ideas receive funding, so we're asking you to help! Click here
to visit the voting website. Then, be sure to go back to vote every day. (You can only vote for an idea once per day, though you can vote for up to ten total ideas per day).
This idea could have a big impact on GRACE clients, so please take advantage of this opportunity to help the community at no cost to you! For more information about the project, click here
to visit the FUMC Grapevine website.
You Help Our Folks, We'll Help You!
GRACE is looking for local business that may be willing to offer discounts to GRACE Gala attendees. In return, we'll promote your business by posting a list of the participating businesses on the GRACE Gala website with a link to your website. Of special interest are companies who provide services that gala attendees might need, such as hairstylists, tuxedo rentals, clothing stores, child care services and the like.
Companies who've already expressed an interest are:
Al's Formal Wear - Southlake
Corinthian Wellness Spa
Let's Make Up
Look for their specials on the GRACE Gala website
If you're interested in participating, click here to let us know.
The official florist of the GRACE Gala, Macaux Floral was just named "Best of 2010" by Texas Meeting and Events magazine! This is the second consecutive year that Macaux has received this award! Congratulations Jeff and Tommy!
Transitional Housing Spices Things Up!
Deborah Lyons, MS Psych - Transitional Housing Program Manager
Grace volunteers, Donna and Steven Ducey, have been busy this summer. The Ducey's, along with their adult children, Michelle and Dwayne Cudd, and Matt Ducey, helped to create a wonderful raised-bed herb garden at the Nash Transitional Housing Site.
Thanks to Home Depot's generous donation of the wooden form for the garden, along with seemingly endless bags of soil, fertilizer, and manure (yuck), Transitional Housing participants and the Duceys all rolled up their sleeves and planted the many donated herbs, vegetables and spice plants.
While we toiled and tilled, and desperately tried to avoid having to touch the manure, Donna taught us how to plant, grow, and harvest the plants. She also presented each of us with an amazing booklet which gave an illustration and explanation of the many herbs available. She even handed out "party favors"---bags and bags of dried herbs and spices!
Though we have battled squirrels for the first dibs on the tomatoes all summer long (squirrels: ten, Transitional Housing: two) we managed to keep our garden alive and have used the herbs in all sorts of dishes.
Mrs. Ducey at her cooking class.
Donna came back in August to teach us all how to cook with herbs and spices and to share with us a quick, goof-proof bread recipe. We all got the chance to make herbed rolls and to devour those rolls at the end of her talk.
Theough the squirrels continue to harass us, the garden continues to grow and we are all enjoying putting our new-found knowledge to delicious uses.
Our sincerest thanks to Donna and the rest of the Ducey family for a wonderful, long-lasting gift of their time, labor and expertise!
It's "Community Buck" Time!
Rusty Thigpen, Food Pantry Manager
If you shop at Tom Thumb, each time you spend $50 or more this month, you'll have an opportunity to collect a "Community Buck" that you can give to GRACE. Each Buck is worth $1 and will go towards purchasing turkeys and hams for distribution to GRACE clients at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tom Thumb started distributing Community Bucks on September 1st and will continue until September 30th.
Community Bucks can be delivered to any GRACE Location:
GRACE Food Pantry, 837 E. Walnut St.
GRACEful Buys, 418 E. NW Hwy.
GRACE Donation Station, 112 N. Scribner
GRACE, 610 Shady Brook Dr.
or mail them to GRACE, P.O. Box 412, Grapevine TX 76099 to the attention of Rusty Thigpen.
GRACE must redeem all Community Bucks by October 11th, so be sure to get them to us as early as possible. Our goal is to collect more than 3,500 Community Bucks this year!
Thanks for your support!