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GRACE Weekly Newsletter
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April, 2009

The Amazing GRACE Weekly Newsletter
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This Week at GRACE
Domestic Violence
Support Group:
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Program Needs

Clothing Room
  • Boys Underwear
  • (size 2-8)
    Food Pantry
    Food Items
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned meats
    (tuna, chili, beef stew, etc.) 
  • Cheese, sliced
  • Hot dogs
  • Ketchup
  • Kid's Cereal
    (Raisin Bran, Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, Coco Puffs, etc.)
  • Lunch Meat
  • Sugar**
    (2 or 4 lbs)
  • Vienna Sausages
  • White rice**
    (1 or 2 lbs, plain)

    Fresh Produce
  • Apples
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Oranges**
  • Tomatoes

  • Deodorant**
  • Disposable Razors
  • Laundry Detergent
    (small boxes) 
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper**
    (4 pack or more)
  • Toothpaste
  • We are either out of or low on items marked with **.


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    Clinic Client Grateful for GRACE  Griselle Estrada, MSN, RN - Education Nurse Manager
    The GRACE Outreach to Health Community ClinicIn 2007, L. came to the GRACE Clinic reporting a history of diabetes.  "The first time I realized I had diabetes, I asked 'why?' "  L. explains that both his parents had diabetes and even his brother was living with complications from this disease.  "I was aware that I would probably be a diabetic.  I was telling my brother to take care of himself before I even knew I had diabetes."  He is grateful to the GRACE clinic staff and volunteers and reports that his life has changed because of the services and information he has been able to receive.  Since coming to the clinic, L. has lost almost 50 pounds by making lifestyle changes in his activity level and diet.  "I stopped the tortillas and the soft drinks."  He also reduced the amount of fat in his diet and began using a bike for exercise.  He adds, "When I realized I had diabetes, I knew I had to do what I was told...I had to do it for my family and my children...I love them...they need me."

    Because of the generosity of our volunteers and the community, L. has been able to access dental care, a diabetes eye exam, diabetes education by a certified diabetes educator, labwork, medical care, medications, and support.  When his bike was damaged due to an accident, L. was able to obtain another bicycle which was received at Donation Station. 

    "I am very grateful to everyone who has helped me- - God bless everyone- -it has made an impact on my life- -all the help I have received."  L. adds that because his diabetes is under control, he feels better and happier.  We want to thank everyone who helps us to carry out our mission in providing medical care to those in need within our community.  If you would like to volunteer at the GRACE Outreach to Health Community Clinic, please contact Anna Shore, Volunteer Coordinator at 817-488-7009, ext. 119 or
    GRACE Supporter Goes for 40 at 40
    Steve Isbell and his wife, Kristi and kids Audrey, Grant and ReaganGRACE supporter, Steve Isbell has decided to add a challenge to his 40th birthday which is May 10th. He will attempt to run 40 miles in 8 hours on the day before and hopes to raise money for GRACE at the same time. How this idea came about is a story best told by Steve himself, so click here to watch a short video explanation or click here to visit the website he has set up for the occasion.
    We'd like to thank Steve and his family for being wonderful supporters of GRACE and for turning his personal challenge into an opportunity to help others! 
    First Presbyterian Concert to Benefit GRACE  
    The Music Ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine is presenting a spring concert featuring the FPC Choirs, Organist, Handbell Choir and Orchestra. The concert takes place this Friday, April 24th at 7:30pm at 1002 N. Park Blvd. in Grapevine. A free will offering will benefit GRACE and Steve Peifer's Ministry in Kenya. Free child care will be provided!
    Thanks to the great people at First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine for including GRACE in their fundraising!
    Transitional Housing Welcomes New Volunteer
    Deborah Lyons, MS Psych - TH Program Manager
    GRACE Transitional HousingTransitional Housing is delighted to welcome its latest volunteer:  Handy-Man, Ken Little.   He's only been with us for a couple of weeks but the Nash site is already looking better than ever!  We admit that we may have held back just a little information when we described this "opportunity" to Ken but, even so, he's still with us and continues to whistle while he works.  He's even making arrangements for the youth of St. Laurence Episcopal Church to join him in all the fun!   Many thanks to Rusty Thigpen, as well, for getting Ken's wife to volunteer him for this position......
    Important Reminder:  Transitional Housing is desperately seeking good donor cars for our moms who need to get their children and themselves to and from school and work!  Please help if you can!  Thank you!
    GRACE Gala Raffle Tickets Available!
    The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro in Victory Red!In just a few short months, you could be tooling around town in a brand-new 2010 Chevy Camaro and your chance to purchase a raffle ticket is just a click away!

    Tickets are $100 each or you can get 3 for $200!  As soon as the car rolls off the assembly line and arrives in Grapevine, we'll be out and about giving you an opportunity to see the actual car you want to win!

    Visit the GRACE Gala website at for complete rules and details.
    GRACE Announces Annual Volunteer Awards
    At the annual awards dinner last week, outstanding GRACE volunteers were recognized for their contribution to the agency and the community. Below is a complete list of recipients.

    Outstanding Food Pantry Volunteer
    Janice Siggia

    Outstanding Food Pantry Volunteer
    Faith Berryman

    Outstanding Clothing Room Volunteer
    Laurie Bailey

    Outstanding Emergency Assistance Volunteer
    Carole Battist

    Outstanding Donation Station Volunteer
    Marcy Wallace

    Outstanding GRACEful Buys Volunteer
    Jean Pearson

    Outstanding GRACE Clinic Volunteer
    Esther Torres

    Outstanding A Touch of GRACE Volunteer
    Dasha Poston

    Outstanding Board Member
    Brian Zvonecek

    Outstanding Transitional Housing Volunteers
    Mindy Williams

    Outstanding Gala Volunteers
    Susan Larrabee

    Outstanding Christmas Cottage Volunteer
    Rusty & Paula Pafford

    Outstanding Feed Our Kids Volunteer
    White's Chapel United Methodist Church

    GRACE Volunteer of the YEAR
    Janie Stewart
    We'd like to say "Thank You" to these and all of our wonderful volunteer! Without you, this agency could not exist.


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