Thank You from Rock Canyon High School

April 2014

Thank you very, very much for cleaning the carpets in the music wing (Randy Benedict’s Pro-Restoration company cleaned the carpets—thanks Randy!) and for picking up trash from the school grounds. You are all a blessing to us at RCHS. Carolina, Lead Custodian

Thank you all so much, it is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Andy Abner

November 2013

Dear Claudia & God's Grace,

Thank you so much for your continued, unwavering support to Rock Canyon High School and its staff! You and your church community have fed us, given us gift cards and most importantly shown us how much you care. 

Sarah Pascoe, Building Resource Teacher

August 2013

Thank you so much for helping RC start our school year off right with your delicious breakfast for staff. We appreciate it so much. I've said it before and I will say it again, we are so grateful to share space with you all.

Best,
Sarah and RCHS Staff

July 2013

  • To Mom Claudia & God's Grace Community Church, Thank your very much for everything. God Bless, From Jose & Remy Mendoza
  • Claudia & God's Grace, Can't thank you enough for being so nice. What else can I tell you?  You guys are so very generous and nice to me.  I got my "goodies" and my gift card.  My gift is very much appreciated.  God Bless you all!  Carolina Aguirre

May 2013

  • Thank you! Thanks to God's Grace congregation for all you do for RCHS. Helping with Senior Honor's night, Graduation set up/take down, breakfasts and such is very generous of you all. May God bless you and repay your generosity with good health and a happy life.~ Carolina Aguirre, Lead Custodian
  • You guys surprised us again with gifts and we appreciate it! :) I hope you guys have a great summer and thanks again for being so generous to us! ~Joel Naegele,Director of Bands/Performing Arts Dept. Chair
  • I came in today, and found the most wonderful basket! You guys are too much! And you spoil us--it really is never an imposition to have your church here; as a matter of fact, you're the best renters we've ever had. Please thank everyone for all of us!!
  • And have a great summer! ~Cindy Baker, Drama Teacher

January 2013

Dear Lori, Claudia & God's Grace,
Thank you for the most wonderful breakfast of burritos and yogurt on January 18 for our RCHS staff. By all accounts it was delicious! Thanks too for doing special orders. (I'm thinking of Chris Page here) I can not not say enough how grateful we are to you for your continued generosity and support of the staff at Rock Canyon. Best, Sarah Pascoe


Thank You from Confluence Ministries

March 2014

Friends,

It is amazing to see the way God's Grace is all to our city and the world!  God is great and thank you for the example you bring to the city and church!  Love, Love, Love Jude & Cindy

December 2013

Thank you so much for your amazing church!  Love, Jude & Cindy

November 2013

Friends, 

Once again we see amazing fruit come from God's Grace.  Thank you for helping us see lives changed.

Love, Jude & Cindy

October 2013

Dear Friends,

We see the Kingdom in real time with your church!  The Kingdom is here and brought to you by God's Grace!  Love Jude & Cindy

August 2013

Thank you so much for your love, friendship, partnership and prayers.  We truly love you guys!  Jude & Cindy

July 2013

  • Thank you so much for the friendship and working together for our bigger purpose!  Your church is amazing and what a great example to the rest of the Body!  Love Jude & Cindy
  • Dear Friends, We are so grateful for your love and friendship.  Love, Jude & Cindy

May 2013

Dear Friends, Your encouragement and support means more than you will ever know. You are an amazing kingdom minded church. We love you. Jude & Cindy

Thank You from Paris Elementary School

December 2013

God's Grace Community Church

On behalf of the Paris community, I would like to extend my gratitude and heart felt thank you for all you do for the Paris families. You truly make supporting our families easier.  We could not do it without all your generous support. Thank you.  Merry Christmas.  Lisa Jones

November 2013

Thank you from Paris Elementary Families for the Thanksgiving Baskets

Thank you for the basket.  It helps my family out a lot and I wish you and your family and everyone a Happy Halyday!  The Raymos Family

As you celebrate the season and all that it can bring.  May the blessing of Jesus.  Thank you  Alem, Ben & Zach

Thank you so much for the basket.  It is greatly appreciated.  The Lindsey Family

Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving basket.  We thought it was so wonderful that ya'll did this for us.  Love the Molina Family!

Thanks for everything you do to make the holidays better for all of us who needed help this year.  Happy Holidays.  The Wall Family!

Thanks you very much for the Holiday Blessing.  God be with you and your families this holiday season.  Thanks much.  The Vickery family

Thank you so much and God will bless you and all your families this holiday season.  The Griffin Family

Thank you very much for the basket to the Calvin-Duncan family.  New to the state and it's good to know there are good people here.  Thank you for everything.  It's a blessing.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving.  

Thank you for the turkey.  Family Razo.

Thank you so much for blessing my family with this basket.  It means a lot to us.  Thanks.  Shera

Thank you so much for this basket!  It means the world to us and we greatly appreciate it.  God bless, The Forcier Family

Gracias portodo. Ana Diaz   

Gracias por su ayila  Dios los bendigu.  Familia Nino  

Muchas gracias.  Soy Cristina Lopez   

August, 2013

Thank you for all the school supply donations.  We gave backpacks and school supplies to 6 students.  Lizette Vazquez, Family Liason 

Thank you from Paris Elementary Families for the Nov. 2012 Thanksgiving Baskets

It’s great because my husband lost his job recently. God bless the Church. This is great we are a big family. Thanks, we needed this. Thank you for such generosity.Really, thank you so much. Thanks because I had no dinner for Thanksgiving day. I’m glad they choose my family this year. Thank you, we are having a hard time in our family. Thanks, because for now we are living with my dad and he has no job. Thank you so much, I’m a single mom with three children.

Thank You from The Gathering Place

October 2013

Pastor Dave,

Last week at our all day staff retreat I shared my experience at GGCC a few Sunday's ago.  I spoke about our partnership, the check I picked up and the truly unexpected generosity of your community.  A $100 bill put in my hand during a "grandma handshake," a lovely woman who asked me what we needed came back minutes later with a $1,500 check, a couple who handed me 4, $100 bills. More importantly I told The Gathering Place staff that you are thinking of us, sending prayers and keeping us in your hearts.  

Thank you for reminding us that we are not alone and the work we do matters. You lifted us up and have given us strength and we are so grateful.

Justine


Dear Ms. Larson and friends,

Thank you for the recent $1,250.00 donation to support services at The Gathering Place.  As you have come to expect, The Gathering Place will put your funding to good use in service of some of the most vulnerable individuals in Denver.

Your support will help provide wrap-around services for families like Nataliya and her two small children.  They were new to Denver when they first came to TGP for food.  They soon found that the Family Area Program and The Card Project could help them too.  (Family Area staff advocated for her son in the school system and Nataliya is able to make extra income from the sale of her pressed flower cards.)

Your support will help provide basic services for women like Sharon who are working to change their lives.  Sharon has needed TGP support off and on over the years, but she now celebrates eight years sobriety, being employed for six years, a year of being happily married, and studying to pursue a new career. She still comes to TGP, bur her visits now focus on the computer lab and catching up with friends in our community. 

Your support will help provide stability for women like Alicia who find themselves homeless because their wages do not keep pace with rising housing costs.  Homeless for nearly two years, Alicia maintained two part-time jobs (with help from TGP's basic services, like laundry and meals) and applied for Section 8 housing (with help from TGP's housing stabilization program).  Last fall, she moved into an apartment and feels secure knowing that, through the Section 8 program, her rent is guaranteed to never be more than 30% of her income.

And the personal examples of how your support helps fill many more pages.

We are grateful that all you at God's Grace Community Church are part of TGP community. If you want more information or a tour of our facility, please contact Mendy at 303-996-9040 or mendy@tgpdenver.org.

Best,

Leslie R. Foster, President & CEO           Mendy Evans, Director of Foundation Giving


May 2013

Dear God's Grace,

Thank you for your recent in-kind contribution of flowers to The Gathering Place. Your donation is deeply appreciated by those in our community who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. Warm regards, The clients, staff and volunteers of The Gathering Place

Thank You from Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives

September 2013

Dear Friend of Open Door

Thank you very much for your recent donation of $1,250.00 to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives!  

Over the past eight years, Open Door has worked with at-risk youth at Wyatt-Edison Charter School.  However, after completing last year's program at Wyatt, Reverend Kelly and the Open Door Board had major concerns about quantity over quality. We have helped hundreds of kids, but how deeply effective were our efforts?  More important, there were a few kids who continually influenced the behavior of their peers - in the program and in the classroom. These are the highest at-risk kids for all gang-related activities, yet they were also the kids who showed the most promising leadership skills.  These children cause the most trouble in school, have been suspended or received detention numerous times because of their behavior, their lack of interest in the rules and regulations governing the school, or because they chose not to come to school and participate.  These children impact the school as a whole because of their rebellious nature. The Board asked, what if we isolated these kids, worked with them intensively, taught them how to redirect their energy and hone their natural leadership skills?  The potential to produce real leaders was the answer.  About 20+ years ago, there were two Mikes in the Open Door program, both charismatic, both natural leaders.  One was Mike Asbury who left the program and became the leader of the Rollin' 3- Crips and ended up murdered.  The other is Michael Hancock, Mayor of Denver.

Therefore, Open Door has redirected its energy and resources.  Open Door's after-school program ACE Program (Academic and Character Education) focuses on a smaller group of students (25) that have been hand-picked by the staff of Wyatt-Edison and Reverend Leon Kelly, and include some children in the Cole Neighborhood who, either through family or friends, have been recommended for this intensive program.  Our ACE Program targets at-risk kids in grades 4 through 8 who are highly subject to gang activity, violence, and recruitment, and come from the most impoverished at-risk neighborhood in Denver.  Our program offers intensive intervention designed to produce strong community leaders in the chosen age group who will act as role models to other children, creating an anti-gang ripple effect in the community.  The daily structured programming emphasizes literacy and comprehension in all subjects with concentrations in art, science and reading comprehension along with mentoring by trained high-school students, volunteer tutoring/homework help, team building activities through sports, and relationship building through mentoring and counseling.

In addition, we work with over 200 adult ex-gangs members who are on parole, helping them bridge the gap between release and reality through the Flippin' the Sript program.  Immediately upon being released, gang-affiliated parolees and inmates face incredible obstacles.  Each program participant will receive a specialized and individualized plan to help achieve established, agreed upon goals.

Your gift helps us buy supplies for our after-school program and a variety of things such as tools, clothing, and housing for the adults we work with. Your donation also helps us pay for staff to coordinate the volunteers and programming, and helps us to educate parents on gang recruitment and violence.  And lastly, your donation helps us stay connected to the community by affording us the opportunity to speak at schools, businesses and community events.

Thanks to donors like you, Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives continues to provide support to at-risk youth and their families, and adult ex-gang members and their families. Your donation makes it possible to continue those services despite the economic distress we currently find ourselves in.  Private donations go far in making up for cuts in our state and local government funding.

Please be sure to find us on Facebook and "Like" us so that you can keep updated on our happenings.  Plus, visit our website for more information!  www.opendooryouth.org

Frankly, we could not do what we do without donors such as yo. We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity.

God Bless, 

Reverend Leon Kelly, Executive Director


August 2013

Dear Friend of Open Door:

Thank you very much for the recent donation of $200.00 to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives' Roast for Rev. Kelly.  

We work with over 100 kids at Wyatt - Edison Charter School during the school year, impacting over 100 families each year.  In addition, we work with over 150 adult ex-gang members who are on parole helping them bridge the gap between release and reality.

Your gift helps us buy supplies for our after-school program and a variety of things such as tools, clothing and housing for the adults we work with.  Your donation also helps us pay for staff to coordinate the volunteers and programming, and helps us educate parents on gang recruitment and violence.  And lastly, your donation helps us stay connected to the community by affording us the opportunity to speak at schools, businesses and community events.

Thanks to donors like you, Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives continues to provide support to at-risk youth and their families, and adult ex-gang members and their families.  Your donation makes it possible to continue those services despite the economic distress we currently find ourselves in.  Private donations go far in making up for cuts in our state and local government funding.

Please be sure to find us on Facebook and "Like" us so that we can keep updated on our happenings.  Plus, visit our website for more information!  

Frankly, we could note do what we do without donors such as you.  We look forward with working with you in the future. We, and those we serve, deeply appreciated your generosity.    You folks are awesome!

God Bless,

Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director

Dear Friend of Open Door:

Thank you so much for the donation of $102.00 to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives.  Our efforts to deter young people form being involved in negative activities are greatly enhanced by this caring contribution.
May God bless you for reaching out and extending your support to our youth.  

Sincerely, Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director

Thank You from Extreme Community Makeover

May 2013

God's Grace Community Church,

Thanks for partnering with ECM to impact the West Colfax this past weekend! It is always great to have you involved in ECM and I appreciate your commitment and support to the work we are doing. Thanks again for being a church who makes a difference and for partnering with ECM to impact Denver neighborhoods "one block at a time." ~Angela Bomgaars

Thank You from Love, Light and Melody

Hi Claudia.

Just wanted to pass on this picture of Bismark and our new Love Light & Melody mercy chariot!!! Thank you so much to you and the congregation at GGCC for your love, effort and help here in assisting LLM to get these new wheels...
We are so incredibly blessed by you all!!

Blessings.
Ingrid Schneider for Love Light and Melody.

Thank You from Convoy of Hope

Dear Friends at God's Grace Community Church,

As I write this, Convoy of Hope's Global Disaster Response teams are unloading emergency aid supplies in Newark, N.J., to help survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Thank you for your generous contribution of $1,525 to help people who are suffering in the wake of the storm.

Your contribution is supplying clean water, food and cleaning supplies to storm survivors in New York and New Jersey.

I'd like to share Ria's story with you. Ria came through the line at one of our distribution sites in Long Beach, N.Y., to get cleaning supplies after floodwaters washed through her home. "It was frightening," she says, describing watching the rising water with her 12 year old daughter. "We watched as the ocean met the bay."

Ria has no insurance and lives in government housing. She says she has no idea how she will make ends meet. But, she says today she was given a little hope. "The cleaning supplies and food will at least get us started," she says.

Thank you for partnering with Convoy of Hope to help Ria and many more like her.

God bless you,
Hal Donaldson, President

Thank You from Transitions Global

It is with a very grateful heart that I write this note to thank you for your Lenten donation and for your continuing support & prayers. God is so good and so is his church. 

Joyfully His, 

Pam Harvey, National Director of Advocacy and Education for Transitions Global.