News & Updates

“I Have $1.50 in My Pocket”

A family moved to Williamson County for a better job for the father and better education for their children. It was the way life is supposed to be — living the American dream. They hadn’t realized how expensive Williamson County living can be. And their budget was soon stretched, with twins...
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Divine Appointments

My responsibilities as CEO don’t often give me the opportunity to minister one on one to a neighbor who comes in for help.  When those opportunities do come about, I consider them divine appointments — ones that God chose just for me. Such was the case this month when right before...
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July GraceWorks Prayer Requests

GraceWorks is a ministry of grace, rooted in prayer. We believe that prayer is a powerful tool that allows us access to the heart of God. We invite you to join us in praying for GraceWorks Ministries, and our local community. Here is a list of requests for the month...
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2017 Big Backpack Giveaway Set for Aug 5

GraceWorks is asking the public to help 2,400 students in Williamson County schools to make the best start possible for the upcoming school year. On Aug. 5, GraceWorks, in collaboration with other groups and agencies, will distribute backpacks filled with school supplies at the 2017 Big Backpack Giveaway to help...
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Summer Food Pantry Needs

The GraceWorks Food Pantry is running low on hygiene products and a few food items. If you wish to help, please bring any items to the GraceWorks Donation Center at 104 SE Pkwy, Franklin between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For those looking to hold a drive this summer,...
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What’s For Lunch?

I have often said “Hunger knows no season.” However, summer is an exceptional season of hunger for many of our neighbors. This sounds strange to be saying about Williamson County, but the truth is that we have 5105 children in the free/reduced lunch program right here in our Franklin Special...
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A Reminder of His Grace

You never know when the help you give comes back to you many-fold. Two years ago a Fairview couple with three children had come to the point of desperation. The father was disabled and the mother had to leave her job to take care of him. They applied for disability...
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GraceWorks Donation Guide

The GraceWorks Thrift Stores are an essential part of our ministry, generating about 35% of our income. Your generous donations of gently used clothing, furniture and other items become our store inventory. That makes you a crucial part of our store’s and our ministry’s success. Ninety percent of the revenue...
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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Yields Big Results

We have the results for last Saturday’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive and it is amazing! Through the Franklin Post Office, 28,132 pounds of food was collected from the people of Williamson County. This compared to 3,300 pounds collected last year by GraceWorks. We owe a BIG Thank You to...
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May GraceWorks Prayer Requests

GraceWorks is a ministry of grace, rooted in prayer. We believe that prayer is a powerful tool that allows us access to the heart of God. We invite you to join us in praying for GraceWorks Ministries, and our local community. Here is a list of requests for the month...
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How to Give Smartly

With more than 1.5 million charities in the world, how do you tell which ones make the most impact? How do you determine the ones who champion your cause or do the most with your donation? Here are a few tips which may help. 1. Identify the causes important to...
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Middle School Drive Away Hunger Challenge Sets New Record

The results of the 3rd Annual Drive Away Hunger Challenge are in and a record 51,735 pounds of food for the pantry at GraceWorks was collected. Woodland Middle School is our grand prize winner for the most pounds collected with a whopping 31,197 pounds and Freedom Intermediate School is our grand...
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