News & Updates

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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Helping Make Parent Priorities

Ensuring their children are educated well is the paramount concern for Maria and Hector, but their dedication has cost them. The Franklin couple have three children as well as Maria’s mother living in their household. Life was difficult but manageable, but now their oldest child is graduating high school. The...
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A Year in Review…A Year Ahead

Dear Friends, How do you wrap up a year at GraceWorks in a one page article — especially this one? The July 2018-June 2019 fiscal year has had all the twists and turns of a thrilling roller coaster ride. In each area of our ministry there have been joys and...
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Golf Fore GraceWorks 2019

Monday, August 19 Westhaven Golf Club 7:00 a.m. – Registration, warm up & breakfast 9:00 a.m. – Shotgun start 1:30 p.m. – Tournament celebration & lunch Now in its 11th year, the Golf Fore GraceWorks Challenge raises over $100,000 for program services. Our golfers are business leaders, church leaders and...
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Walking Alongside a Neighbor and Offering Hope

This month’s neighbor story is written by a brand-new GraceWorker, who recently started as a volunteer to listen to people’s stories and determine how GraceWorks can help them. Jean struck me as someone I might find myself sitting next to at church or meet at a dinner at my in-laws....
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Change

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. ― John F. Kennedy Dear Friends, Change is hard. Change is unpopular. Few people like it. Even when it is needed to make something better, it still is...
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Help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Help Stamp Out Hunger by leaving a food donation at your mailbox this Saturday. Approximately 9.4% of our Williamson County neighbors are food-insecure. This means they do not know where their next meal is coming from. The GraceWorks Food Pantry served 8,665 of our hungry neighbors last year with the...
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Fairview’s GraceWorks West to move to new service model

Dear Friends, GraceWorks West in Fairview will move to a new model in Fairview as of July 2019. We are moving from a brick and mortar model to a Mobile Services model, which means we will not continue to maintain our current rental site in Fairview. The Board and the...
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Help Students Be Successful Through The Big Payback

5,105 Williamson County Students qualify for free/reduced breakfasts and lunches at school. 7,050 Williamson County children do not know where their next meal is coming from. Many of these children do not come to school with the supplies to succeed! On May 2nd, you can help change this! Help GraceWorks...
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