News & Updates

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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April 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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Change for Good

Most of us have spare change lying around. We find coins under a couch cushion or in a desk drawer. Some of us keep spare change in a piggy bank or a jar. What if that change could help create positive change for someone in need? GraceWorks Ministries now has...
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More Than a Thrift Store…

I am so proud of GraceWorks that I often walk around wearing my GraceWorks’ name tag. Yes, I confess, sometimes even on a Saturday while grocery shopping. And I find people will go out of their way to tell me how much they like GraceWorks. What I hear most often...
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Helping a Neighbor Stay Warm

He needed only $120. He had been living in a shack this past winter, and finally had the opportunity to move into a proper dwelling. He had to have $300 to turn on the electricity. He gathered up all the money he had, but he was $120 short. $120 was...
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Early Registration for Ride the Vines Cycling Event Ends March 16

Less than a week remains to save $10 on registration for GraceWorks’ third annual Ride The Vines cycling event April 22 in beautiful southeastern Williamson County. The cost is $52 for Early Bird registration ending at 11:59 p.m. March 16. Riders can choose between a 24-mile or a 52-mile ride....
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March 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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I Am Never Alone in My Journey

We received the following letter from one of our neighbors after her visit to GraceWorks: They say in life there are no coincidences and meeting you today is proof that God has a plan for each one of us. I am overwhelmed by your empathy and genuine desire to help. It is overwhelming...
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Learning to Serve Better

She came in the door looking for help but was distracted by a candy jar in the lobby. When our staff greeted her, she apologized for eating so many pieces of candy, and then confessed she was very hungry. She was also disheveled and odd-looking – someone we might go...
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Enabling God’s Grace to Shine Through

Barbara Griffy worked the last Tuesday of her life at GraceWorks, listening to the stories of the struggles Williamson County families were facing. Two nights later, she fell at home, and the cancer already ravaging her body was kick-started into its last spiral. Barbara was a GraceWorker — the hardest...
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