News & Updates

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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The Best Volunteers in the State of Tennessee!

Tennessee is called “The Volunteer State,” a nickname that started during the War of 1812, when thousands of volunteer soldiers from Tennessee played a prominent role, especially at the Battle of New Orleans. This reputation for volunteering was reinforced during the Mexican War when the secretary of state asked for 2,800...
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Through a Listening Ear

GraceWorks folks don’t always hear from former clients after they’ve been helped—and the hope always is that they’re doing all right and don’t need help anymore. But a young mother in Fairview did come back—and no, she wasn’t doing all right. A couple of months ago, she was pregnant, and...
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The Big Payback to Provide Backpacks for Students in Need

May 3 will mark the fourth year of The Big Payback—a 24-hour online giving event hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The goal is simple—inspiring Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in their community, and contribute to the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations. In its...
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