Thank You from Extreme Community Makeover

July 2018

God’s Grace Community Church,

Thank you so much for the financial donation to Extreme Community Makeover. As we celebrate our tenth anniversary this year, it’s amazing to reflect on the generosity of people, such as yourself, who give their time and resources to make the following stats possible - 31,380 volunteers have participated, 2,438 projects completed, 160,200 volunteer hours, $161,849.62 donated in food and project supplies and $3,890,537.40 in volunteer labor invested into Denver communities.

What doesn't show up in these numbers though, is how people are showing care and concern for others.  Through answering a knock at the door with the offer of a helping hand, people come together as they work side by side on these projects.  They find out they have more in common with one another than they realize.  And along the way, we all learn how to become better neighbors as we talk and work and share stories. The smiles at the end of each volunteer day are priceless, since together we are building stronger relationships, stronger neighborhoods, and a stronger city. 

Thank you for playing a role in making this work possible.

Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director

May 2018

God’s Grace Community Church,

Thank you for joining the recent Work Day in the West Colfax neighborhood and for sticking with things in spite of the chilly temperature and rain to make everything soggy! I always appreciate working with you and the commitment you make to Extreme Community Makeover!

Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director


June 2017

God's Grace Community Church, 

Thank you!  On behalf of Extreme Community Makeover, I appreciate your financial support that is making it possible for us to assist Denver residents with projects at their homes, while bringing people together and building relationships among neighbors. Here are a few thoughts from some of the neighbors we helped recently:

  • "My yard looks better so I feel better."
  • "I am so confident and uplifted when I go home to see such a beautiful yard and home.  What a difference.  ECM has made me proud to be a homeowner."
  • "ECM has lifted a big weight off my shoulders by helping me with my backyard and fence.  I couldn't have done it alone."
  • "ECM has restored my faith in youth and humanity.  With so many bad things in the news I forgot there are such good people."

Thank your for making these stories and experiences possible .  We couldn't do this work without you.  Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director


May 2017

God's Grace Community Church,

Thank you for another great day of working with Extreme Community Makeover! We appreciate another great group of folks from God’s Grace and appreciate your support & involvement. Thanks again for everything!!

Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director

November 2016

God’s Grace Community Church,

On behalf of Extreme Community Makeover I want to say thank you! Thank you for your financial support that is making it possible for us to provide quality volunteer experiences: to host Work Days that encourage neighbors to connect; to assist seniors with projects that allow them to remain in their homes; and to come alongside those unable to complete home improvement/maintenance projects on their own.

Brenda, a resident of the Swansea neighborhood, had been battling illness and was anticipating a surgery in the near future.  With all the rain we had last year, along with hospital visits and doctor appointments, her yard really got away from her.  Along came ECM volunteers to step in to help Brenda.

Thank you for the role you are playing and for providing help when people need it most! 

Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director

October 2016

God’s Grace Community Church,

Thank you for another great year of being able to partner together to serve Denver neighborhoods! I always enjoy working with you and very much appreciate your commitment and supporting our efforts to make a tangible impact in Denver.

Thanks again.  Angela Bomgaars


July 2016

God's Grace Community Church,

On behalf of Extreme Community Makeover, I want to say thank you!  Thank you for your financial support that is making it possible for us to provide quality volunteer experiences; to host Work Days that encourage neighbors to connect; to assist seniors with projects that allow them to remain in their homes; and to come alongside those unable to complete home improvements/maintenance projects on their own.

Brenda, a resident of the Swansea neighborhood, had been battling illness and was anticipating surgery in the near future. With all the rain we had last year, along with hospital visits and doctor appointments, her yard really got away from her.  Along came ECM volunteers to step in to help Brenda.  "I want to thank you and the wonderful volunteers that worked so hard at our house...you will never know how much help you were today.  Thanks again for everything. " ~Brenda

Thank you again for the role you are playing to make these stories possible and for providing help when people need it the most!  

Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director


May 2016

God's Grace Community Church,

Thank you for joining Extreme Community Makeover for the recent work day in the West Colfax neighborhood!  We were able to accomplish a lot during the day, so thank you for being a part of that.  I hope we can connect again in the fall. Thanks again.

Angela Bomgaars 

 October 2015

God's Grace Community Church,

Thank you for another great turn-out and for participating in the Work Day in the West Colfax neighborhood!  It's always a pleasure to work with you and to serve our city together.  Thanks again! Angela

May 2015

God's Grace Community Church,  

On behalf of Extreme Community Makeover, thank you for another great ECM Work Day!  It's always fun to see so many familiar faces & families serving together, so thank you for continuing to join ECM as a place in which that happens. Thanks again!! Angela Bomgaars

August 2014

God's Grace Community Church,

I can't tell you how much you lifted my spirits to know people like you help others....in today's times it's few and far between."  In the words of Maxine, and hundreds of other Denver residents assisted by Extreme Community Makeover volunteers, THANK YOU for your financial support that is truly making a difference in the lives of individuals and neighborhoods "one block at a time."  We appreciated your commitment and value your partnership in these efforts.  Thanks again.  Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director  

(For the $1,200 church partner donation to ECM.)

 

June 2014

God's Grace Community Church, 

Thank you for another great Work Day!  With all the volunteers who participate in ECM each year, I always enjoy seeing the familiar faces of those from God's Grace who get involved each year. Thanks also for your continued partnership financially - we really appreciate that.  Thanks again!!  ~Angela Bomgaars


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 Rock Canyon High School

May 2018

Thank you from Rock Canyon High School Administrative Staff for the May 21 Luncheon. 

  • The lunch you provided was so appreciated and enjoyed! Thank you!!  Kelley
  • Thank you for the delightful lunch!  Barbara
  • What a wonderful treat! Thanks! Holly
  • Thank you so much! It was delicious!  Laura
  • Thank you for a wonderful lunch! You are the best!  Barb
  • Wonderful lunch. Thank you so much.
  •  It was very nice of you to provide lunch. Lori
  • Thank you for always taking such good care of us. Donna

February 2018

Thank You from Rock Canyon High School Staff & Teachers for the Teacher/Staff Breakfasts prior to their Teacher/Staff Development Days

  • God’s Grace, Thank you so much for providing us with a fabulous breakfast during our Professional Development Days. God Bless You.
  • Dear God’s Grace, Thank you so much for the breakfast today and all that you do for RCHS. We are fortunate to have your support.
  • Dear God’s Grace, Thank you so much for feeding us every Professional Development Day. We appreciate it. We loved this breakfast. The savory selection was delish!
  • Thank you so much for your kindness - it’s appreciated!
  • Such a nice way to start the day. It is much appreciated.
  • We are blessed!


May 2017

Thank you for Year End Gifts

What a surprise when I walked in this morning! My goodness! I am stunned--this is wonderful! AND it happened to come a day after my birthday, so the colorful fun of your gift is especially cheerful! Thank you all so much (once again!!!) Cindy Baker, Theatre Director


I came back from visiting my Mother in Mesquite, New Mexico this past weekend and found me a beautiful gift from you guys.

I appreciate all you have done for us and for me personally. God Bless you! Carolina Aguirre, Custodial Group Leader

Thank you from Apple Award Nominees for Gifts

Dear God's Grace Community Church.

Your generosity in helping me celebrate my Apple Award for Rock Canyon shows the heart of Jesus.  My gratitude runs deep for your spirit.  The gifts are so fun and I am enjoying them already.  My husband and I both really love movies AND Target. His family are Farkle fanatics.  The spa stuff will be put to good use.  The bag and scarf are lovely choices for me.  The message stand is something I've needed for a long time. So THANKS!  

Kandi Hedges

Thanks also for your godly spirit that lingers here in Rock Canyon, as well as your wonderful prayer power for us and all the ways that you support our various teacher workdays, staff appreciation, etc.  Thanks to our awesome Father as well for this mutually beneficial partnership.  Be blessed to be a blessing you leave in this place.  Great is our God and His essential Grace!

Mandi Zimmerman


December 2016 - Thank you for Christmas Gifts 

To GGCC.

From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you very much. We are so lucky to work with all of you guys. You always do things for us and we really appreciate everything. Thank you for all the gifts. See you next year! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all. Love, Jose & Remy, our custodian friends

GGCC,

Thanks so much for my AMC card. I am excited to see some of the new movies out with some free time over break. It will get used very soon! Blake Unger, Band Teacher

GGCC,

Got your gift today. That is just too generous! I sure appreciate you guys!!! Cindy Baker, RCHS Theater Director

August 2016

Dear God's Grace,

Wow!  Thank you so much for the candy & gift card.  It is so wonderful to come back and see a ray of happiness sitting on my desk!  You guys are so wonderful, and we're lucky to have you.  

Cindy Baker, RCHS Performing Arts Dept. Chair

July 2016

Dear Claudia,

Thank you so much for arranging some helpers for us on our graduation day!  I met 2 of the 3 you mentioned - however it's been so long, I don't remember which 2 they were!  Please thank Vikki, Andrea & Linda for us!!  They were a wonderful help & calming presence on a stressful day.  Also, our prayers were answered and we had glorious weather - so thank you for that as well.  I hope you have a fabulous summer. God Bless, Barb Cocetti & RC Staff

May 2016

Ma'am Claudia 

Thank you for the gift that GGCC gave us.  We appreciate very much what you do for us!

Jose & Remy Mendoza, Custodial Staff, RCHS

 

Dear God's Grace, 

Another school year comes to a close. It has been a gift and a privilege working with you, I am looking forward to many more years with you all in the building.

Having such generous and friendly group here is a blessing! Thank you for all the breakfasts, the carpet cleaning, the help and support you have provided us thru the years.

Thank you,
Carolina Aguirre
Custodial Group Leader RCHS Feeder area/Building Engineer


Claudia and Members of GGCC,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the members of God's Grace for your VERY generous check from Lent services! I am so pleased to have a community that is so supportive of our students and respectful of our space. We are happy that you call the RCHS Bands home and we are thrilled that you were able to attend Dinner and Jazz! As we plan for next year I am very excited to have you all by our side.

Best, Blake Unger and the students of RCHS Bands

Additional thank you's for the check from our Lent service.

Dear Congregation,

Thank you so much for your generous donation!  It is much appreciated!  So glad you enjoyed the Dinner & Jazz event!  Sincerely RC Bands

Thank you & God Bless you for your kindness & support.  Suzanne Wilson

Thank you for your generosity!  The Campbele  Family

Thank you so much for your support!  Drum Major Dad

Thank you for your support. Kristin Clark

Thank you from percussion mom, flute mom, concert band mom & color guard mom.

 


 
January 2016

Thank you from Blake Unger, Band Teacher 

Thank you so much for the cookies and Starbucks Gift Card.  That was such a kind holiday gift!  I hope you all had a great holiday season with your families.  Best, Blake Unger

 November 2015

Thank You for the $1000 GGCC Gifted to the RCHS Band Department

With Sincere Appreciation. Thank you so much.  The RCHS Bands Appreciate your generous donation to our students.  Mr. Unger, Mark, Luke Taylor, Riley, Dane, Shu, Lauren, Sonia, Garvin, Zachary, Fion, Maddie, Kyle, Victor, Cameron, Evan Amelia, Brian, Logan, Peter, Tyler, Michael, Alyssa, Nick, Andrew, Sophia, Coby, Alex, Josh, Westien, Shelby

 September 2015

Claudia & God's Grace,

We are so grateful to have such a strong partnership with God's Grace and it is in large part a result of you and your efforts.  Thank you so much to you and the team for our delicious breakfast, Friday, Sept. 25.  

With Gratitude, Sarah Pascoe 

June 2015

Good afternoon, I went to the school yesterday to pick up my laptop computer and found a basket of goodies. I thank you all, always so generous to us!Your group is a pleasure to work with and we feel blessed to have you in our building.

Thank you,
Carolina Aguirre
Custodial Group Leader/Building Engineer Rock Canyon High School

 

Wow!  What a fantastic surprise!  You guys spoil us, and I am so very grateful to you all.  And thankful that we have such wonderful people in our building!

Again, my sincerest thanks to you all---you guys are too generous!

Cindy Baker, RCHS Performing Arts Department Chair

 

 

February 2015

Thank you's for the RCHS Teacher Breakfast, February 13

Claudia & All,

Thank you for always making an awesome breakfast for us! Thanks so much!  We appreciate it. Janet Williams.  Thank you so much. Maxx   Thank you.  Jenny  Thank you.  Wendy  Thank you. Chris  Thanks.  Mike Sullivan  Thanks.  Gary  Thank you. It was delicious! Thank you for the great start to our day. Reo  Thanks for keeping us nourished.  Kelly  Mmm!  Thanks. Collan Thanks.  Remy.  This was awesome! Thanks!  Mandi Zimmerman  Thank you for the gluten free!  Audry Klingenmeier  Thank you so much for treating us to a scrumptious breakfast!  Greatly appreciated all you do for us & your warm smiles.  Karen    Thanks for all you do!  Harold  Food was wonderful!  Thank you for the wonderful food!  You are so generous!  Alex.  Delicious! Thank you!  Deb Seaquist  Always the best.  Counseling Dept. Thanks.  Kathleen Kennedy  Thanks for all you do for us.  Cindy  Thank you very much!  Erik

August 2014

Thank you's for the RCHS Teacher Breakfast, August 5

Dear Claudia & Team,

Thank you so much for providing such a delicious breakfast for RC staff.  We are so appreciative of All you do for us. Sarah Pascoe    

Thank you for the support & food. ~Greg  Thanks for all you do for RC.  ~Tom  Thanks for your support!  ~Nich ~Thanks for always being so supportive of RC, you make the beginning of the school year awesome .~ C. Page  ~Thank you for being so good to RCHS.  Kathleen Kennedy  Thanks for all of your continued support.  You all are the best.  ~Andy

 

On behalf of the whole department, I'd like to thank you ONCE AGAIN for the goody bags!  Everyone was quite excited!  I meant to give the new folks your name at our first department meeting, but I forgot so I'm getting this thank you for all of us out quite late to you.  Their names, by the way, are Jason Emory (band) and Ben Dale (orchestra).
I already used my fabulous, oh so generous Red Robin Card!!!! ~Cindy Baker, Drama Director


May 2014

Thank as always for thinking of our department with the gift cards and candy to carry us through the month! Joel Naegele, Director of Bands

The past two weeks have been very, very busy with the graduation behind us, I finally have time to say THANK YOU for the Target gift card.  I thank you very, very much.  God bless you all! Carolina Aguirre, Lead Custodian

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 Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives

March 2018

Dear God's Grace Community Church,

Thank you so much for the recent donation of $100.00 to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives that was given in memory of Gloria Mitchell.  Please pass on to her family our great appreciation for this gift.

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

Thanks to donors like you, Open Door continues to provide support to at-risk youth and their families, and adult ex-gang members and their families.

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

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

God Bless,

Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director


December 2017

Thank you from Open Door Adopted Christmas Family

Thank you!  For all the wonderful gifts you have provided for us.  You have made this Christmas a little more special.  Thanks again and have a very good Christmas and may this new year bring happiness and blessing.  Best, Marmolejo Family

June 2017

Dear God's Grace Community Church,

Thank you so much for $500.00 to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives’ programs. We greatly appreciate your support.

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

Thanks to donors like you, Open Door continues to provide support to at-risk youth and their families, and adult ex-gang members and their families.

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

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

God Bless,

Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director


February 2017

Dear Friend of Open Door:

Thank you so much for the 2016 donation(s) totaling $7,149.34 to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives’ programs. We greatly appreciate your support.

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

Thanks to donors like you, Open Door continues to provide support to at-risk youth and their families, and adult ex-gang members and their families.

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

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

God Bless,

Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director


January 2016

Dear God's Grace Community Church,

Thank you so much for the 2015 donation totaling $1,000.00 to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives' programs.  We greatly appreciate your continued support.

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

Thanks to donors like you, Open Door continues to provide support to at-risk youth and their families, and adult ex-gang members and their families.

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

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

 God Bless,

Reverend Leon Kelly, Executive Director 

 January 2016

Thank you from Open Door Adopted Christmas Families for Gifts Received

Thank you for opportunity to have these presents from you guys. My whole family appreciates the amazing people who organized everything for us.  Thank you very much.  Love the Sarcedo family.

Thank you.  We are thankful for you!  The Romero Family

October 2014

 Dear God's Grace Community Church,

Thank you very much for the recent donation of $1000 to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives for our Gala that was held earlier this month.  We are grateful for your support.

We work with over 100 kids during the school year, impacting over 100  families.  In addition, we work with over 150 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 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 you.  We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity.

God  Bless,

Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director

August 2014

Dear God's Grace,  

Thank you very much for attending our golf tournament and for your donation to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives in the amount of $1,000.00

Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives ("Open Door") is a  501 (c) (3) non-profit based in Denver, and we are celebrating our 30th year in business this year!  Our goal is to prevent kid from ever joining gangs.  Open Door has developed successful programs with elementary and middle school-aged children that focus on prevention.  The programs seek to educate kids, their parents, and the community on gang recruitment, violence, and involvement.  In addition, Open Door also spearheads a program with the State of Colorado, Department of Corrections (that has successfully reduced recidivism rates among gang-affiliated parolees).  Flippin' the Script creates specialized and individualized plans for each parolee to try and help "Bridge the Gap between Release and Reality."

Your gift helps us buy supplies for our after-school program and a variety of other 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 continues to provide at-risk youth and their families, and adult ex-gang members and their families.  Your donation makes it possible to continue those services!  Private donations go far in making cuts in our state and local government funding.  

 Be sure to "like us" on Facebook and check out our website for upcoming events!  We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity.

 God Bless,

Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director 

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 Confluence Ministries

January 2018

Dear God's Grace Community Church,

Words cannot express how thankful we are for you and your partnership with Confluence Ministries!  The volunteering of your time and prayers, your financial support and in-kind gifts, have a significant impact.

2017 was a year overflowing with testimonies for lives touched by God.  As we reflect on those stories, we are filled with deep appreciation.  We clearly see how the providential weaving together of our friendships and connections has made a difference.  Throughout these past 14 years we have witnessed God's faithfulness and creative power in our communities and lives.  Thank you for being a part of that miracle.

Confluence Ministries has taken a proactive approach on the issues surrounding us today; being intentional toward bringing wholeness to the West Colfax neighborhood, Metro Denver, and other nations.  We are confident in the call to collaborate and work for the wellbeing of our "city" to which we have been sent. (Jeremiah 29:7)

Because for your support in 2017, the mission of Confluence was lived out in several ways:

  • Backpacks were given to over 700 school children at the Annual Neighborhood Festival, ensuring the students at Colfax and Cheltenham Elementary were prepared for the new school year. (Both schools are in our West Colfax Neighborhood)
  • A team of 11 musicians traveled to Cuba, responding to an invitation from a national worship director training a new generation of musicians.  18 instruments were donated to the new school of music! (a young man who had been praying for 8 years to receive a saxophone of his own, received his answer.  His flood of emotion for this gift brought new meaning to the word "gratitude" as he explained his tears of joy to our team)
  • Confluence Ministries celebrated 10 years of ESL/GED programs, Whiz Kids and MOPS!
  • 300 + musical outreaches, collaborative events and meetings.

Through your faithful support of Confluence Ministries, we can celebrate together the strengthening of families, and the influence we have through the power of presence at city events, local outreaches and world missions.

We look forward to 2018 with great anticipation as we continue bringing leaders together from diverse social sectors for strategic, meaningful outcomes in our city.  We are eager to see what God will do through friends like you collaborating together!

Love to God's Grace and so thankful for your beautiful church!

Sincerely, Jude & Cindy DEl Hierro and the Confluence Team


November 2015

Dearest Friends,

It has been a joy to be a part of the wonderful family of God's Grae!  Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support!  You are incredible!  Love, Jude & Cindy 

September 2015

Thank you God's Grace!  You are an amazing witness and testimony of love and commitment.  We are truly grateful for your sincere partnership and all the sacrifice you make to connect with our community.  Dave, thank you for sharing and giving at the fundraiser.  I'll never forget Jude's train of thought!  LOL!!  

Love Jude & Cindy 

October 2014

Dearest Friends.  What a joy to co labor with such Jesus filled people! We truly love you and appreciate your friendship and love for the kingdom.  Love, Jude & Cindy 

Your church has brought so much encouragement to us!  You have no idea!  You truly care about the city at large! (and the world)  Love Jude & Cindy

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 Love, Light and Melody

January 2018

Dear God’s Grace Community Church,

On behalf of Love, Light and Melody’s Board of Directors and staff thank you for your generosity and commitment to our organization in 2017. It is an honor to be on this journey with you, and we are humbled by your passion and belief in our work. You are protecting vulnerable kids, transforming lives, and inspiring hope in the communities we serve. 

Your donation amount for 2017 was $22,545.00. Thank you for your incredible support - now and always. Love, Light and Melody does not exist without you. You are giving LOVE, you are shining LIGHT, and you are inspiring MELODY beyond what we could have ever asked for or imagined. We wish you and your family a year filled with joy, hope and abundance.

Sincerely Brad Corrigan, President/Founder & Daisy Wiberg, Program Director

September 2017

DJ, Claudia, Vikki & GGCC Family -

It was such a blessing to be with all of you last Sunday and it was such an honor to share what the Lord is calling me into in this next season.  

I can't thank you enough for all of the ways you pour into me and support, encourage, love me personally just as much as professionally.  It is so encouraging to know I have your support and prayers and I feel so deeply connected to your community.  It always feels like coming home when I'm with all of you.  I left church Sunday feeling so seen, heard, know and loved, and I know that's how everyone leaves feeling.  It really was a privilege to share and the Lord used that opportunity to affirm and encourage me in so many ways.  

Thank you also, for your incredibly generous and thoughtful gifts.  It will be an honor to wear the "inspire" key until I feel called to pass it on and I'll be waiting to see how the Lord stirs me to use the financial gift to bless others or bring healing, joy or hope to someone in need.

You all inspire me with your kindness and generosity and I'm grateful to be on this journey with you.  Looking forward to seeing you in December/January.  

With gratitude, Daisy


July 2016

God's Grace Family,

Thank you for all of the ways you support, encourage, pray for and believe in our work.... from Bismark & Nicaragua to Lleana's smile.  Grateful for our kingdom partnership - it's a privilege to be on the journey with all of you.

With love and many blessings,

Daisy & Brad, Love, Light & Melody

Love you Guys our God's Grace family.  Many blessings. Brad

January 2015

God's Grace Community Church,

On behalf of Love Light & Melody's Board of Directors and staff, thank you for your generous support this year.  Our work, including the Lleana's Smile project, would not be possible without  you.  We are continually humbled and amazed by the passion and commitment of our supporters and it is an honor to have you on the journey with us. Your donation amount for this year was $5,800.00

Thank you for your incredible support - now and always.  Love Light & Melody does not exist without you. Your generosity and belief in our work allows us to serve children in need, amplify their stories, and inspire hope.  

Brad Corrigan, Founder & President    Daisy Wiberg - Program Director

 

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

September 2017

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your gift of $1,000.00 to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey.  So far, your commitment has enabled us to:

  • Provide hope in 56 cities
  • Serve more than 220,000 survivors
  • Deliver nearly 150 loads - totaling nearly 5 million pounds of relief supplies

Thank you for partnering with us to provide hope in every storm.  Your commitment to kindness is a gift to Convoy of Hope and the people we serve together.

God bless you,

Hal Donaldson, President


Dear Friend, 

Thank you for your recent gift of $1000.00 to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Your commitment to kindness during times of disaster enables us to provide relief supplies such as food, water and hygiene kits to those reeling from the storm.

Our Disaster Services team has set up multiple distribution sites and has already provided more than 700,000 pounds of much-needed goods to thousands of survivors during this difficult time.

Thank you for partnering with us to provide hope to so many.  Your commitment to kindness is a gift to Convoy of Hope and the people we serve.

God bless you,

Hal Donaldson, President


November 2016

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your heart of compassion which has enabled Convoy of Hope to provide help to survivors following Hurricane Matthew.

Our Disasters team has been working diligently in the affected areas because of friends like you who provided hope to those who need it most.

To date in the U.S. 

  • More than 870,000 pounds of resources have been delivered.
  • More than 36,000 individuals have been served.
  • Hundreds of volunteers have put in more than 2,600 volunteer hours to assist affected residents with debris removal and cleanup.

To date in Haiti:

  • Nearly 2 million meals have been distributed.
  • More than 16.7 million meals have been shipped from our Distribution Center in Springfield.
  • A dozen partner organizations have worked together to offer help and hope to survivors in need.

We are only able to respond during times of need because of your faithful support.  May God bless you for your generosity and compassion.

Hal Donaldson, President, Convoy of Hope

September 2016

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your gift of $1,000.00 to help the survivors of the Louisiana Flooding. It’s because of generous friends like you that we are able to respond to disasters around the world . 

To date, we have served more than 74,000 affected residents with 1.5 million pounds of relief supplies such as food, water and cleaning supplies.  Families who have lost everything are having their immediate needs met in this time of crisis.

Thank you for partnering with us to provide so much for so many. Your gift makes a genuine impact.

God bless you, Hal Donaldson, President & Co-Founder

September 2015

Dear God's Grace,

Thank you for your gift of $1,025.00. With your contribution, you’re bringing help and hope to the refugees in Europe and the Middle East, who are suffering in overcrowded camps and taking desperate measures to find food and safety. Thank you for stepping up and taking action. Please visit Convoyofhope.org for the latest on our response.

We appreciate you and your support.

God bless you,

Hal Donaldson

November 2012

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 The Gathering Place

November 2016

Dear Friends,

On behalf of The Gathering Place and the members we serve, please accept our deepest gratitude.

Your generous gift of $949.34 received on 11/29/2016 is a vital lifeline for the 8,000+ women and children who will come to us for help this year.  Founded in 1986, The Gathering Place is the only daytime drop-in metroplitan Denver that serves women, children, and trnasgender individuals experienceing poverty, about half of whom are homeless. Our goal is to ensure any woman struggling with basic needs has a warm, safe place to fot for those needs.  Your contribution gives us hope and we hold hope for everyone of our members, everyday.

Your donation ensures members can shower, do laundry, receive mail, use the telephone or the computer lab, study for a high school equivalency certificate or get help finding a job.  It means we can care for children while their motherss take advantage of our programs - or, simply just rest awhile.  Your thoughtfulness financees more than 65,000 healthy, nutritious meals each year in safe, pleasant space.

We hope you will encourage others to follow your lead in supporting The Gathering Place.  They can spread the word about us through social media, volunteer or donate - all valuable ways to support our community.  For more information, contact our Donor Relations Manager, Emily Bunker Peterson at 303-996-9061 or visit us at www.tgpdenver.org.

With deepest gratitude, 

Leslie R. Foster, President

February 2016

Thank you's for $1,200 donated from our Ready to Bless Fund used to purchase food and diapers for the members at the center

THANK YOU all for the awesome donation! What a huge blessing, please tell the congregation they all made a HUGE difference. You all have been a huge help to the members and we appreciate what you do as a partner of The Gathering Place!

Thank you is not enough to express what you have provided, may our Heavenly Father continue to bless you as you have blessed us.

Lydia Rodriguez, Volunteer Coordinator

 Please thank everyone for the awesome $1,200 donation for the cupboard.  You guys did a wonderful job filling the shelves.  What a blessing!  Warm regards, Lydia

Thank you. Thank you.  Steve  

We appreciate you. Cortille

Thanks for your generosity.  Natalie

So cool!  Alex

Thank you so much! Your thoughtfulness is very appreciated.  Kim

Thank you so much for your generosity!! It is awesome to have our cupboards well stocked for our members, and we really appreciated your donations.  Hannah

Your donations mean so much for so many!  Melany

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.  Jim

Gracias!! Lacy

Thanks for all you do!  Ali

Thank you for your generosity in meeting the needs of our members.  Karli. 

Thank you so much.  Brenda

Thank you for your amazing support. Leslie

Thank you for your support and generosity.  It helps us so much! Matt Wallington Family Program Mgr.

Thanks!  We couldn't do it without your support! Julie

Wow!  What an amazing donation!  Thank you so much.  LeAnn

Thank you so much for your generous donations!  Becca

THX.  Mealy

Thank you! Juliette

Thank you!! Emily

Thank you so much for the much needed supplies!  Ryan

Thank you for supporting  TGP.  BK

Thank you for the support.  Much appreciated.  Tammy

 May 2015

Dear Debbie & Chip,  

This afternoon I walked out of my office and heard the laughter and applause that can only come from our monthly Bingo game at The Gathering Place. This game holds deep emotion for me as I remember my mother, a former Activities Director who worked in nursing homes and who spent a career providing this same joy to the elderly she served for so many years.  At the ripe old age of 7, calling Bingo was my very first volunteer experience and it will always connect me to my mother.  Each day I see her picture on my bulletin board and I remember the fun we had years later when roles were reversed and mom volunteered for my work at The Gathering Place.  And while the specific tasks she performed are distant memories, the nurturing, love and acceptance she provided to our members stays with me every day. 

I learned about love and connections from my mother, and that the best of families can include grannies, and aunties, and sisters, and friends whether related by blood or not.  Mom believed that relationships can solve most anything; a truth I see in action every day at The Gathering Place.

We are enormously grateful to your for being part of this connection.  Your thoughts, your time, and your generosity all contribute to a feeling at The Gathering Place that we are all connected and that we all matter.

I would love t share Desarae's story with you; though she is among many members, her story that spans the past few years sticks out in my mind.  Desarae first came to The Gathering Place three years ago, thanks to a connection of her own. A woman she knew from staying at an overnight shelter told Desarae about services and programs The Gathering Place provides.  Although she was interested in receiving services, she wasn't exactly sure where to begin. "I was all over the place in the beginning,"  said Desarae.  "I was simply trying to figure out what to do.  The staff were nice and took time to speak with me about what I needed and how  they could help."  Unconditionally, like a new family member, she was accepted into our community with love. 

Because she had a child with her, Desarae first went to the Family Area where she was greeted by volunteers, staff members, and other moms in similar situations.  Desarae's own path to homelessness began when she couldn't find a babysitter to help watch her daughter, Lareina.  At first she cut back on her hours at work, but with no one else to help her Desarae lost her job.  With the stresses of motherhood and without work, she wasn't able to make her apartment payments and became homeless.  The folks upstairs in the Family Area that day welcomed her, ready to offer support to both mother and child. 

Over the three years that Desarae has been coming to The Gathering Place, her own family has grown while she has become more integrated in ours.  Now with three young children, she continues to visit us to receive diapers, formula, and food. She spends time with her children in the play area and in the dining room, where they all eat a nutritious lunch together at least twice a week.

In addition to the services she receives to support her family, Desarae uses the internet in the Computer Lab to search for jobs, and receives her mail at The Gathering Place so that she can save money that would otherwise go towards renting a P.O. Box.  She took the initiative to enroll in the Education and Job Readiness Program sot that she can work on her resume and find a new job. 

While mom is busy, daughter Lareina and her younger siblings play dress up and listen to stories read by the Library Lady, one of our favorite volunteers.  Over the past six months our Family Programs have seen a lot of new, exciting changes to better support moms and kids who came to visit us.  And this summers we are thrilled to offer our families access to our TGP Summer Camp!  We will be partnering with a variety of people and organizations throughout town - from the Denver Library and the Botanic Gardens, to local musicians and actors - to provide fun, engaging, and educational opportunities for all kids of all ages.  We even have some motivational speakers who grew up in poverty and who went on to accomplished careers who have agreed to talk to our older adolescents. 

Although Lareiana and her siblings aren't old enough to be in school yet, they will still be able to attend summer camps so that their mom can continue to look for housing and a job.  The Gathering Place supports Lareiana's learning in the meantime, and Desarae believes that her daughter is prepared to have a successful year in kindergarten this coming fall. 

This Mother's Day, it is easy to find joy in knowing women like Desarae. Offering her family love and support connects me back to my own mother and reminds me that, in the end, relationships are what uplift and transform our lives. Thank you for your commitment that helps us provide the nurturing care for those we consider family - including you!

Warm regards,  Leslie Foster, President

April 2014

Dear God's Grace,

Thank you for your recent in-king contribution of 12 lilies 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

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 Paris Elementary School

February 2016

August 2016

Dear God’s Grace,

Thank you so much for the generous donation of school supplies we were able to give to our students. Our young scholars and their families were so appreciative. It takes a community to meet our scholar’s diverse needs and God’s Grace Community Church is integral in supporting our efforts! Thank you for all you do for us!

Fondly, Tammy Stewart, Principal, Paris Elementary

February 2016

Dear Claudia,

On behalf of the students, parents and staff at Paris Elementary School, thank you for all that GGCC’s congregation does for our school. I would like to share a beautiful story involving the boots.

At the sound of the bell on Wednesday, February 17th, greeting students as I normally do, I noticed a young lady crying and her sister coaxing her into her kindergarten classroom. I knew the students, so, I asked “Big” sister to go to class, and talked with her sister. When I asked, “Why are you crying”, with eyes filled with tears, she said, “Daddy sent me to school with my sister’s shoes on.” I looked down at her feet – the shoes were indeed big-sister’s, and on the wrong feet. I smiled and assured her that “we” could take care of “that” – I have extra shoes, and I’ll find a pair for you – I’ll go look for them, no more crying, and can you go eat your breakfast. She replied with a sopping head nod for yes. The first pair of boots was too small, and she let me know that they didn’t fit. The next pair (pink and white boots) fit perfectly. She held my hand as we walked to lunch. To seal the deal, I asked her, “How do those boots feel?” She said, “Good.” I asked her if she thought that she could walk faster than me to the lunch room – she jetted off and I had to slow her down. J She obviously loves the boots – she has them on today.

The young lady’s name is Evon’ce, and the boots she’s wearing are a size 10, and her sister Evan’e wears a size 1.

Thank you for “standing in the gap”

Best regards,

Linda Pounds
Community Corps Liaison


November 2015

Family,

Thank you for the warm welcome you extended to me as a member of God's family.  You all are wonderful examples of how we should treat each others as members of humanity. Thank you for all thea you do for Paris Elementary students and families.  

May God richly bless you.  

Linda Pounds, Community Corps Liaison, Paris Elementary School 

 

September 2015

Thank you members of Grace Church for your recent generous gifts of needed school supplies for our Paris Elementary Scholars. Your ongoing willingness to help the children in our community makes a tremendous difference for them and their families. We are grateful. Thank you.

Kindest regards,

Linda Pounds, Community Corps Liaison

 

November 2014


Thank you's from Paris Elementary Families/Staff for Thanksgiving Baskets- A few of many.

We will always be grateful for all that you have done to help our students and families.  Blessings, Lizette   Thank you for providing our family and I with a wonderful meal. The Carlieo Family  Thank you for the food you gave us today.  Yarely   God Bless & thank you for this blessing.   Thank you God's Grace Community Church for supporting our community & children.  Thank you God for the food.  Ahtzil    Thank you for chosing my family. Tiara Johnson  Thank you for all the wonderful things you do for us. God bless you.  The Logan Family  I just want to tell you guys how helpful this is and thank you very much. J. Jimenz 

Thank you from Paris Elementary Teacher & Staff for Appreciation gifts delivered Nov. 7

Thank you so much for the delicious surprise!  I really appreciate it!  Mrs. Rinaldi   Thank you so much for the special treat!  Cori Waibel  What a wonderful surprise, thank you so much, it meant the world. God Bless. Ms Engelking  What a great way to start the day!  Thank you so much!  Jessica Diaz   Thank your for taking the time to recognize our efforts as teachers!  Your visit made my day!  Liz Wilson   Thank you for thinking of us! Jean Becker  Thank you for the nice surprise.  Mrs. Devernet  Thank you so much for my delicious  treat. I truly and whole heartedly appreciate it.  Mrs. Ochoa  Thank you.  Alem   Thank you for the nice surprise.  Cheryl  You are sweet people! Thanks for all your caring.  Roberta  Thank you.  Lula  Thank you for your kindness.  Lizette  For all you do for Paris, thank you!  In Gratitude, Tammy Stewart.  

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 Fellowship of Christian Athletes

January 2015 

Greetings,

A sold out athlete never wavers in competition.  A sold out athlete doesn't look back.  A sold out athlete is consumed by a single goal.  When an athlete is all in, body, mind and heart, there are no limits on what he or she can accomplish.  Our 2014 theme at FCA was "All In." A sold-out relationship with Jesus Christ requires you to be all in.  Every thought, word or action is to glorify the Savior.  When you are all in, there is no limit to what God can accomplish through you.

2014 was a special year in FCA history as it marked 60 years of ministry to coaches and athletes.  It was a year of celebration and gratefulness to God for all He has done through FCA's influence, impact & legacy.   These are some of the exciting highlights we experienced this year:

  • FCA Camp conducted a record 516 camps in 40 states and 33 countries.  86,557 attended a camp with 10,137 individuals making first time commitments to Christ and 9,542 rededicating their lives to Christ. 
  • Campus ministry has spread to 10,568 campuses across the nation.
  • 192,055 Bibles were distributed.
  • 185,000 individuals were reached at 505 Fields of Faith events.
  • FCA staff approached 1,200.

Your financial support of $205.00 serves our staff and volunteers in carrying out the work of the ministry to "see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes." We thank God for your involvement and support which is truly changing lives in a way that will touch generations to come for eternity. 

Thank you again for partnering with the FCA ministry.  We look forward to our next 60 years of ministry and hope you'll continue to join with us as we present the gospel to coaches and athletes in your community and worldwide!

Your teammate in Christ.

Les Steckel, President/CEO

Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church

August 2014 

Dear Pastor Dave,

We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you and the mission crew.  Our lives were enriched just getting to know all of you.  We are so appreciative of the work done and the many blessings you bestowed upon us.

We are especially pleased your group attended our Sunday Morning Worship Service.  Thanks so much for forming the 'salt and pepper' choir!  We truly hope you enjoyed your stay and cannot wait to return the favor next year.

Please remember, you are ALWAYS welcome at Hopewell.  We are a church that 'Makes the extraordinary....just plain ordinary.'

Sincerely,  

Rev. Gabe Jolly III

Thank you from Whiz Kids Tutoring

March 2014

Dear God's Grace,

Thank you for your support of Whiz Kids during our 2014 Spring Fundraiser.  Because of your gift, we met our $50,000 goal!  Whiz Kids was overwhelmed at the support and out-pouring of generosity.  We received over 400 individual gifts ranging from $5.00 to $3000!  These gifts mean that Whiz Kids can confidently move forward as we expand to reach more students this fall.  We ended the year with 52 sites and served 820 students!

As we enter the end of the tutoring season, Whiz Kids staff will be preparing for the 2014-2015 school year.  We are looking forward to fully launching a new online reading curriculum at each of our sites, we are adding two staff members, and are ready to start at least one new site - bringing us to 53 locations where low-income students will receive tutoring, mentoring and spiritual nurture. 

We hope that you will continue to partner with us in prayer over this summer as we prepare for the new school year.  Thank you for your generosity and support, whether your gift was in honor of a friend or family member or your Whiz Kids student, we appreciate your gift.

Sincerely, 

Don Reeverts, Executive Director

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.