Your chance to participate in the next Grace At Work day is right around the corner. Grace At Work is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 15. Whether you’re handy with a hammer or have a gift for organization and cleaning, there is a project for you. Beginning Sun., Aug. 26, you will have the opportunity to sign up in the Parlor for one of 11 projects. We will gather in the Social Hall at 8:30 a.m. and then head out to our various work sites, wrapping up our work around noon. We hope you can be a part of this fun, transformative event! Collectively, our few hours of volunteer work will have a huge impact on our church and our community.
PROJECT FULL-Sheffield Place provides a temporary home for homeless women with a history of drug addiction and their children for up to 2 years. They must be drug free for 1 month to enter and must agree to individual and group therapy and therapy for their children as well. Sheffield Place recognizes the need for a longer intervention program than the 30-90 day programs otherwise available. Grace at Work Project: Adult volunteers will help build a greenhouse, work in the garden area with raised beds, and trim shrubbery around the facility. Crew chiefs: Cindy and Randy Irey.
Shepherd’s Center serves elderly individuals in the neighborhood between 46th and 85th, between State Line and Troost. Grace at Work Project: Families with children 6 years and older will work together doing yard work for an elderly client who can’t manage the task. Crew chief: Mary Lynn O’Connor.
Rose Brooks Center is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides a full continuum of care including prevention programming, crisis intervention and other supportive services to thousands of women and children each year. Grace at Work Project: Adults over 18 will serve by doing yard work, sorting donations and/or cleaning at the center. Crew Chief: Betsy Wilson.
PROJECT FULL-Prison Ministry is an outreach program to the Lansing Correctional Facility. Grace at Work Project: Three times a year a group of church members travel to the prison to spend the day sorting, typing, and cataloging books for their library shelves. This provides inmates with a variety of reading material to help fill their time in a positive way. Crew chief: Shirley Hansell.
Habitat Restore is a donation center for used household goods, plumbing supplies, building supplies, etc. where the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. Grace at Work Project: Teams will be to Habitat Restore locations at Wornall and in Overland Park on 87th Parkway. Adult volunteers will sort, organize and shelve donated goods and materials.
Harvesters Community Food Network is the area’s only food bank and is a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products. Harvesters has been helping people in need since 1979 by collecting and distributing these products and providing nutrition services through a network of nonprofit agencies. Grace at Work Project: This is a family opportunity where children 6 and older can work with adults to sort and box food donations. Crew Chiefs: Sydney and Rob Sanders.
Harvesters Mobile Unit is a distribution unit of Harvesters that goes to an agency to make the distribution of food available to more needy families. Grace at Work Project: Teenagers and adults will be unloading a truck and handing out food. Start time on this project will be earlier than other projects. Crew chief: Justin Zeigler.
Green Team is a group of church members who are concerned about the environment and take care of the plantings and landscaping around the church. Grace at Work Project: Trim bushes around the church and do general yard work. Families and youth ages 12 and up can participate in this project at the church. Crew chiefs: Jenny Doty
Give What You Got is an agency that provides children in foster care the necessities they need as well as giving them extra gifts on special holidays and birthdays. Care packages and resources are distributed to over 1200 children in Kansas City. Grace at Work Project: Youth 12 and over and adults can help by sorting donations and filling gift baskets. Crew chiefs: Ed and Carol Pasley.
The Whole Person is an agency that serves disabled individuals in the metropolitan area who live on their own. Grace at Work Project: Volunteers age 12 and up will be helping a client with simple home repairs and projects that they are unable to complete on their own. Crew chief: Bill Mace.
Hartman Elementary School is the Kansas City, Missouri elementary school at 81st and Oak where many of the Country Club members volunteer their time. Grace at Work Project: outdoor yard work project to clean up and refurbish a small courtyard at the school.
Sign up by emailing
. Please be sure to include the following:
2. Phone number
3. Email address
4. Which project you wish to choose.
5. If you will need child care, and the number and ages of the children.