INREACH AT GRACEPOINTE
In 2019, GracePointe will be pursuing quarterly projects and partnerships as opportunities to serve the greater Nashville community. Love is key to the culture of GracePointe, and justice and service naturally flow from it. We're calling these opportunities Inreach, believing that our capacity to serve is more than just reaching out–it's reaching within, both individually and collectively, to make a difference.
Did you know that Nashville is home to thousands of refugees from around the world? Many of these refugees are now living in apartment complexes in the South Nashville area. Since 2012, GracePointe member Jocelyn Taylor and her family have run an outreach to refugee families in one of these apartment complexes. In the summer, they serve lunches to children every weekday. They also provide important supplies for families, including diapers, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, and cleaning supplies.
This summer, through July 25th, GracePointe will be partnering with Jocelyn and her family to provide both volunteers and donations.
We will be serving at the lunch program each Thursday throughout the summer, from 10:30-12:00 each week. Children of all ages are welcome to volunteer alongside their parents. You can sign up here!
GracePointe Kids will be collecting dried rice, dried beans, and gallon bags to distribute! Bring your donations with you on Sunday mornings!
We have created an Amazon Wish List to make donating easier! You can find our wish list here.
This Summer, GracePointe Youth is partnering with Oasis Center. This last month, the Youth collected donations, decorated 20 lunch bags with positive affirmations, packed the bags full with lunch items, snacks, and beverages during their Sunday Youth gathering, and dropped them off at The Oasis Center to be passed out to young people experiencing homelessness. Throughout June and July, we will be collecting wishlist items for the Oasis Center youth. The wishlist is in order of priority needs:
Socks! M/F adult sizes, white athletic type
Underwear, new in package only (men's boxers, size M-XL)
Shorts and t-shirts
$5 or $10 Kroger or Walmart Gift Cards
$5 gift cards to McDonald’s, Burger King, Sonic, etc.
Shoes (especially good walking shoes (used are fine))
Graphing calculators (for college students)
Small/portable kitchen appliances (toaster oven, hot plate, etc.)
Please partner with us! Donations can be dropped off in the GP Youth room and gift card donations to be used towards purchasing needed wishlist items are welcomed as well. Donations will be delivered to the Oasis Center on Monday, July 29th. Thank you for all you do to love the youth of Nashville!
INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH GRACEPOINTE?
Fill out this form and explain your organization, your mission, and how you’d like partner with the GracePointe family for community service and Inreach opportunities.