News & Updates

How Do I Give My IRA Required Minimum Distribution to GraceWorks?

Years ago, Congress generally waited until December every year to extend the law that allows people to make a tax-free donation from their IRA. But now, anyone 70 1/2 or older can transfer up to $100,000 of their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) to a charity like GraceWorks Ministries any time...
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What I Know For Sure

As I celebrate my one-year anniversary of becoming the CEO/President of GraceWorks, I find myself asking the same question Oprah Winfrey asks herself in her monthly column in her magazine “O.” What do I know for sure? What do I know for sure about GraceWorks after this first year? For...
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Give Hope Through Help on #GivingTuesday

Soon, we’ll be inundated with ads about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Those are days to find can’t-miss deals that allow you to begin checking off your Christmas gift list. But Tuesday, Nov. 28, is a day about giving back. #GivingTuesday marks a day when more than 30,000 nonprofit...
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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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God is Good to Me

When the rest of her family were moving to the Duplex area in the 1960s, Annie Adkinson and her husband couldn’t find a place. “We locked arms and hands and asked God to give us a house in Duplex,” she said. Shortly afterward, their prayers were answered with a home...
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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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Hiding in Plain Sight

People are often surprised when I tell them that there are a significant number of homeless people right here in Williamson County. I get why they are surprised. I think we all have stereotypes of what a homeless person looks like. Most of these stereotypes are uncomplimentary; we envision someone...
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GraceWorks Turkey Trot 5K Registration Now Open

Lose some calories before Thanksgiving dinner and help struggling families at the same time at this year’s GraceWorks Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run. Early Bird registration has started for the Thanksgiving morning run on Nov. 23. Proceeds go to help GraceWorks to assist your Williamson County neighbors who...
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Five Ways to Stay in Touch with GraceWorks

Whether you are interested in reading stories about our impact in the community, an upcoming fundraising event or knowing the current Thrift Store sales, there are many ways to stay updated on everything happening at GraceWorks. Website – besides reading articles such as this one, our website has information about our...
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A Formidable Predator

Grrrrr — that growl is the sound of a scary predator, but not one with coarse fur and sharp claws. It is the growl of the empty stomach of someone who is hungry. This predator can not only take your life but also your dignity as you endure the shame of not...
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“Full of Food”

Two pieces of bread and one slice of cheese — that was all a family of six had to eat. A young pregnant woman who came into GraceWorks that day initially came to sign up for baby supplies. She didn’t know she could get food, too. While in conversation with a...
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Giving Neighbors a Choice

Last month, the GraceWorks Ministries Food Pantry in Franklin changed something they’d been doing a certain way for a long time. Instead of food-insecure families getting a pre-loaded cart of food when they visit, they are now able to “shop” for their own food as they would at a local...
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