Volunteering as a family is something special that can be done together to help teach children to think larger than themselves. Besides the help to your community, there are many benefits for your family. Volunteering together enhances values such as kindness, compassion and tolerance.
With the holiday season approaching, GraceWorks would like to share ways you and your family can assist neighbors in need by being a part of these impactful projects.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
An important part of holidays is sharing a meal together with loved ones. The GraceWorks Thanksgiving Food Basket Program matches donors with families in need with food such as ham, turkey, potatoes, milk and eggs, bread, dessert and other items to make a full Thanksgiving Day meal. This year, our goal is to provide Thanksgiving baskets to 250 families.
Turkey Trot 5K
Volunteers are needed to assist with registering runners, set-up, clean-up, greeters and water station distributors for GraceWorks’ biggest fundraiser. If you can spare a few hours on Nov. 25 or Thanksgiving morning, please visit here to see the available opportunities.
The Manger allows qualified families to shop for new gifts for children and adults for a minimal donation. The Manger will run from Dec. 9 through 17 at a location to be determined later. This year, GraceWorks expects to serve 3,300 of our neighbors through this program.
More than 1,000 volunteers are needed for setup, organizing, personal shopper, gift wrap, greeter and clean up. Visit here for a listing of all dates and available opportunities.
Christmas Food Baskets
Like our Thanksgiving Food Basket program, the Christmas Food Basket program matches donors with families with items needed to prepare a holiday meal.
Our goal is to distribute 900 food baskets on Dec. 18 and 19. Volunteers are needed to purchase food and deliver baskets. Visit here to sign up, view a shopping list and receive instructions on delivery.