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The Impact of an Act of Kindness

To many people, $20 is not a big deal. It’s less than they spend on their morning coffee for the week.

But to someone who is struggling to get by, $20 is a huge deal. It can mean a bill gets paid or a few gallons of gas purchased to get to work or visit a loved one.

Recently, one of our regular Thrift Store customers noticed a woman shopping with her little boy and gave a $20 bill to our cashier with instructions to help the woman with her purchase.

When the woman and her son went to the register to buy their clothes, she handed the casher a voucher GraceWorks had given to her the previous week to cover the purchase. Since it meant her items would be free, the cashier was able to give her the $20 so she could use it for other needs in her life. Those who saw it happen say the woman left with tears in her eyes due to the kindness of a total stranger.

Though the donating customer never saw the impact of that act of kindness, the person saw a need and wanted to help. It’s an example of what so many do for their neighbors in need in Williamson County each time they donate their money, items or time to GraceWorks.

Though we don’t always see the results, acts of kindness often have a huge impact on the lives of others. Through that kindness, GraceWorks is able to achieve its mission of sharing the grace of God by providing immediate and long-term resources to neighbors in need.

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