News & Updates

New Tax Law to Impact Charitable Giving

It passed! While many speculate the effect new tax regulations may have on charitable donations, we are confident in God’s provision and know our supporters will continue to love GraceWorks Ministries with their gifts. You may hear respected resources encouraging you to increase charitable contributions before the end of 2017....
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Manger Miracles Made by YOU!

Our incredible donors and volunteers gave 920 families (representing 3900 people) a brighter Christmas! Last week the GraceWorks Manger was at Church of the City in Franklin and, for the first time, at First Baptist Church in Fairview. For four days, our staff and more than 1000 volunteers were saturated...
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Gratitude in Action

Although they needed the help, one Franklin couple refused to just accept Christmas gifts at this year’s GraceWorks Manger. Instead they “paid” for their four children’s presents through the work of their hands. They were assigned to choose their gifts at 6 p.m. one evening. They arrived at 11 a.m.,...
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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

#GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate and encourage giving. Today, we hope you consider a donation to GraceWorks where 90% of your gift supports program services. Your support allows GraceWorks to serve our community by making a positive impact on the lives of those going through a time of crisis....
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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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