At Grace avenue
Summer Lunch Program
Grace Avenue will be working with community partners to provide lunches this summer. We will serve 150 lunches every Monday- Friday at Preston on the Lakes in Little Elm starting May 31! Then in June we will be the host church June 12-16 for the kids of Frisco ISD. We will serve 250 lunches each day.
To make this happen, we need individual, kid friendly food donations. We will need over 5000 fruit cups/applesauce pouches, individual chip bags, and individual packaged sweet treats (like cookies, fruit snacks etc) to ensure our community children don’t go hungry. Drop off lunch supplies at the Grace On The Go trailer at any time.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us pack the lunches.
Grace Avenue’s community garden promotes community involvement and provides fresh fruits and vegetables to our local food banks. The Community Garden behind the church has been mulched and has a number of raised beds and rows to be adopted by a group or an individual. Contact Holly Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ESL & Citizenship Classes
Next Session: Fall 2023
Email email@example.com with questions.
Fall and Spring semester - 10 weeks of classes for community members needing to improve their English skills.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
2nd Tuesdays | 1-2:30 pm | Tom Graves Hall
We are a group of adult women (but men are welcome too!) who crochet, knit, and sometimes sew or quilt for people going through a difficult time. We make prayer shawls, lap blankets, hats, scarves, baby and preemie items, and sleeping mats made from plastic yarn (plarn) made by members of our group. We are also making soap sacks – small crocheted or knitted bags made from cotton yarn that hold a bar of soap and can be used as a washcloth – that we are donating to the Little Elm Food Bank and Samaritan Inn in McKinney. We support local hospitals, Austin Street Center in Dallas, assisted living centers, a hospice center, and other organizations as well as our own church members and visitors. We can teach you to crochet or knit if you’d like to learn. Join us and make some new friends while helping others in our community! Contact Lisa McDonald at Barryandlisamcdonald@tx.rr.com or 214.356.2950 for more information.
Frisco Helpers is a mission of senior adult volunteers, sponsored by local Churches to help senior and special needs citizens within the community with minor home maintenance, with a key focus on safety. Friscohelpers.org
Grace Avenue partners with Carter BloodCare throughout the year for to host onsite mobile blood drives. Sign up to donate on a 5th Sunday! Watch for scheduled dates.I
Frisco Family Services
Frisco Family Services exists to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs, improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. Grace Avenue supports many annual missions such as the Back to School Fun Fair, Thanksgiving Dinner Box program and the Holiday Adoption program. Friscofamilyservices.org
Frisco Family Services Summer Lunch
For one week each summer, Grace Avenue, along with other churches and organizations, provides sack lunches and game for the children and their families who live in the downtown Frisco area.
Donate beds and furnishings that are gently used or new. Groups can bless a family moving into an apartment by providing all or supplementing larger furniture. Delivery routes every Saturday. Bedstart.org
The Samaritan Inn
Grace Avenue works to support families experiencing homelessness. We help willing people regain dignity and independence. On a typical night, approximately 121 adults and 45 children stay at the Samaritan Inn. Volunteer to take a tour of their new facility, serve a meal, donate needed items, sponsor a child for the summer, help furnish an apartment. Saminn.org
Frisco Fast Pacs
Grace Avenue partners with Frisco Fastpacs which delivers weekend meals to all 72 FISD campuses, for 1400+ children, to ensure they do not go hungry when school is not in session.
Grace Avenue is an ongoing drop-off site for donations and supports Frisco Fast Pacs in other ways throughout the year.
Oak Lawn UMC’s Outreach Program, “Dallas Responds” serves as a welcoming center for migrants here in Dallas. We make sure they know they are safe, free, and welcome in this country. They provide clothing, food, a space to rest, travel arrangements assistance, medical assistance, a know-your-rights workshop, and transportation to the airport. Grace Avenue donates needed items and has volunteers each week that help with scheduling and transportation. olumc.org/dallasresponds
Refugee Services of Texas
Refugee Services of Texas – As a Partner in Resettlement, our Welcome with Grace team, helps collect, provide and set up all the household goods and furnishings for a family. The items are then used to create an empty space into a home for our newest neighbors. Rstx.org
Little Elm Food Bank
Little Elm Food Bank provides clients short-term emergency food aid for their families from the shelves of our pantry. Grace Avenue supports food drives throughout the year and staffs the Preston on the Lakes Summer Lunch Program. leafb.org
Grace Avenue partners with Refresh Frisco by collecting hygiene products for students in Frisco ISD and Little Elm ISD. Over 1500 students at 84 schools receive the kit each quarter to ensure they stay healthy and increase their self-esteem. Grace Avenue collects donations and supports in other ways several times a year. Refreshfrisco.org
Habitat for Humanity
In 2011, Grace Avenue formed a life-changing partnership for the intent of improving the living conditions of a neighbor in need of decent housing. For more information visit HFH of Collin County
Welcome with Grace
As we look at eradicating homelessness in whatever form it presents itself, our Welcome with Grace team is ensuring that our neighbors in need have a fully furnished home in partnership with Refugee Services of North Texas (RST) ready for them. Do you like hunting for home furnishing bargains, decorating rooms, learning about different cultures and foods, then Come and be a part of the Welcome With Grace team. Contact Jeri Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
EARLY RESPONSE TEAM
Grace Avenue’s Early Response Team (ERT) is a group of specially trained individuals who assist people who have been devastated by natural disasters. The work varies, from debris cleanup and removal to putting tarps on roofs.
LONG TERM RECOVERY TEAMS
After the initial clean-up of a disaster, help is needed to rebuild. Grace Avenue sends adult mission teams on short term trips to areas that are ready to rebuild. Construction skills are not necessary, but always welcome.
God's Child Project
We also sponsor the God’s Child Project in Guazapa, El Salvador, which serves the children in this poverty stricken area and helps them find God’s hope in their midst. For more information, contact Laurie Hanson Roberts at email@example.com