News & Updates

Thanksgiving Food Boxes Giveaway Nov. 23

A collaborative effort by GraceWorks. One Generation Away and The Well will provide Thanksgiving fixings to low-income families at three sites Nov. 23. A GraceWorks Mobile Food Pantry will offer food from 9 to 11 a.m. that day at Fairview Middle School, 7200 Cumberland Drive, Fairview. One Generation Away will...
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Increased Territory

Dear Friends, Remember that popular prayer of Jabez from 1 Chronicle 4:10 where he asks God to enlarge his territory? Well, some faithful prayer warrior must have prayed that prayer for GraceWorks because we have had a record number of Neighbors come seeking service. God’s increase in our territory has...
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“I Need a Coat”

Jake* wore a thin gray t-shirt and jeans when he came to GraceWorks. The temperature was in the 50s, and rain was pelting the parking lot. “I need a coat,” he said. Subsisting on Social Security, the 68-year-old Jake had to bum a ride with a friend from his home...
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Mobile Services Expanded in Fairview

GraceWorks is expanding its mobile services model in Fairview by adding signups for its Christmas gift program and providing Neighbor Services resources including rent and utility assistance. Registration for The Manger Christmas program will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4-8 at the Fairview library, 2240 Fairview Blvd. The...
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A Little Bit of Help

Just a little bit of help can make all the difference in someone’s life. Many neighbors coming to GraceWorks for help need only a short bridge over troubles suddenly facing them. Such was the case with Sam*, a recent college graduate, who was hired for a good job but wouldn’t...
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Do Not Fear

Dear Friends, The Neighbors who come to GraceWorks don’t need ghouls or monsters to feel afraid. Their fears are larger and have a far greater impact than anything that would ring their doorbells for candy this Halloween. Some of our Neighbors are in the fight of their lives just trying...
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Finding GraceWorks at Church

A local church usher bent to whisper in the ear of a GraceWorker who was attending church that morning, “We have someone who walked in during the sermon and needs some help … I thought maybe you could see if GraceWorks could do something.” The usher knew the man was...
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New Staff to Help Address Hunger

Dear Friends, If hunger were a person it would be rude and selfish, because hunger is persistent and will not be ignored. It interrupts you in the middle of your conversations and activities with loud distracting grumblings. If you continue to try to ignore it, it will then zap your...
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Sharing a Passion for Service

GraceWorks volunteers and married couple Keith and Brenda Squires Crow won the top award – the Anne T. Rutherford Award – last month at the annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards. The following is the nomination letter detailing their contributions to GraceWorks and other organizations. After the deaths of...
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A Growing Need for Food

Dear Friends, Everywhere you turn in our county there is talk about growth! Traffic, housing developments, and now the latest big news is that Mitsubishi is coming to town. No one can argue that the Williamson County GraceWorks purposed to serve nearly 25 years ago is not the same county...
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God’s Light Shines Through

Single motherhood is difficult enough. Add to that a limited income and a debilitating disease that comes and goes without warning. That’s the situation Mary found herself in when she approached GraceWorks for help. Mary (not her real name) has six children ranging from a toddler to a teenager. Despite...
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A Simple Request

Dear Friends, We often say that GraceWorks offers hope to our Neighbors in need. And most of the time we think of the hope we offer as a tangible commodity; like rent assistance, utility assistance, food, a clothing voucher, a Christmas gift for a child, or other material ways. But...
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