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The Amazing Grace Weekly

November, 2009

The Amazing GRACE Weekly Newsletter
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In This Issue
Top 10 Pantry Needs
Prayer Requests
Adopt A Family Info
Clothing Room Receives Coat Donation
A Unique Birthday Party
Christmas Tree and Train Auction
Want To Get Fit For The Holiday Season?
Don't Forget To Buy Your Tickets
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. White Rice
3. Dry Pinto Beans
4. Ramen Noodles
5. Tomato Sauce
6. Laundry Soap
7. Spaghetti Sauce
8. Diapers (szs 3,4,5&6)
9. Salt & Pepper (table top) 
10. Please see HOLIDAY LIST
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Wednesday 11/18
  • Jana Buchman
  • Corey Dodd

  • Friday - 11/20
  • Gerri Ames
  • Rita Gehlsen

    Saturday - 11/21
  • Cheryl Flynn
  • Greta Parr
  • Olga Tagua

    Sunday - 11/22
  • Caitlin Goheen
  • Jake Patterson
  • Suzanne Wilson

    Tuesday - 11/24
  • Mary Attaya
  • Larry Lyons
  • Hailey Swift
  • Han Tran

    Wednesday - 11/25
  • Derek Anderson
  • Mary-Loving Harman

  • Prayer Requests

  • Patricia Duvay
  • Connie McDonald

    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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    Adopt A Family 
    This time each year, we begin to receive calls from generous individuals, families and groups who want to "adopt" a GRACE client family for the holidays. While we are so appreciative of their desire to help, we have to be conscious of issues such as maintaing client privacy and dignity. These types of "adoptions" can also lead to inequities in what is given to each family. Additionally, our clients have an opportunity to provide gifts for their family through our Christmas Cottage program. This program preserves the dignity of these families as they "shop" for and select gifts that are appropriate for their family while also maintaining their privacy.
    This year, we asking those who are interested in adopting a family to think more long term. Some of the biggest challenges we face when assisting our Transitional Housing families are ones that require cold, hard cash, such as car repairs, school tuition, books and other related expenses. If you interested in learning more about helping our families with these more far reaching challenges, please contact GRACE Executive Director, Shonda Schaefer at 817-488-7009 x138 or via email at
    Clothing Room Receives Coat Donation
    Our thanks to Aéropostale!This week, the GRACE Clothing Room was blessed with a delivery of over 240 coats of various sizes from Aéropostale! The donation is part of their outreach partnership with One Warm Coat in which Aéropostale is donating 100,000 coats specially designed for this effort. According to the company's press release, the donation "is the culmination of Aeropostale's year long initiative to improve the lives of the growing number of homeless teens throughout the United States and Canada."
    Specially designed coats for donationThis donation will have an enormous impact of the clothing rooms ability to serve families as cold weather becomes more frequent. Please join us in thanking Aéropostale and One Warm Coat for including GRACE among the 120 agencies that were selected from across the nation to help with distribution!
    A Unique Birthday Party
    Alison Babb, Special Events Coordinator
    Daisy Grace poses with the donated socks!Claire Doddridge, a GRACE volunteer, recently planned a birthday party for her daughter, Daisy Grace.  Daisy and her friend, Lilly, wanted to have their fourth birthday party at Chucky Cheese, but with a twist.  Instead of requesting new toys, dolls and clothes, the two girls wanted their friends to bring socks for GRACE clients. 
    We were totally blown away with the unselfishness of the girls to give up getting presents at their princess themed party and give clothing to GRACE clients.  What an inspiration!  A big thank you to Daisy Grace and Lilly Rose for thinking of us on their birthday during this busy holiday season!  
    If you have any questions or would like to host an event to benefit GRACE, please call Alison Babb at 817.305.4654 or email her at  
    Christmas Tree and Train Auctions at A Touch of GRACE! 
    Place your bids!Right now at A Touch of GRACE, you can place your bid for one of two beautifully decorated Christmas trees or a Thomas The Tank Engine ride-in train set. As seen in the photo to the right, the tree with white decorations is valued at $170 with a starting bid of $45.99 and the one with red decorations is valued at $525 and has a starting bid of $149.99.
    Thomas The Tank Engine!The train set has 12 feet of track and has a place for your child to sit and be slowly pulled along by a battery operated Thomas! Starting bid is $49.99.
    Bidding will continue until Wednesday evening, November 23rd. Winning bidders will received the trees wrapped with decorations already in place.  
    Stop in today to see these awesome items and place your bid! 
    Want To Get Fit For The Holiday Season?
    Gift fit for the Holiday Season!Check out the After-Gala Auction!  We have a Fitness Assessment and In-Home Personal Training package valued at $195.  Work out in the comfort of your own home with an expert coaching you. The package includes one fitness assessment and two one hour in-home personal training sessions. Expires 12/31/2009. Must be within 25 miles of Plano.
    For more information, please contact Alison Babb at
    Click here to go directly to the GRACE Gala Auction page. 
    Happy Bidding!
    Holiday Charity Ball Correction  
    In last week's story about this year's "Holiday Charity Ball" hosted by the Women's Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, we failed to update the contact email address for Event Chair, BJ Wilson. She can be reached via email at
    We apologize for any confusion this oversight may have caused.


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