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.
For the first quarter of 2019, we'll be partnering with Open Table Nashville, a nonprofit, interfaith community working to disrupt cycles of poverty and journey with the marginalized while providing education around issues of homelessness. We'll be contributing donation items as well as participating in community canvassing, resource shelters, and classes. Here's an overview:
GracePointe will be collecting donations for Open Table's program beginning this Sunday before and after the gathering! Drop off your gifts in the green room to the left of the foyer in Clementine. We will also be collecting donations during re:construct on Thursday nights in The Red Bicycle on 51st Avenue.
Urgent Needs (now through early March): thermal socks, gloves, wool blankets, sleeping bags, small green propane canisters (found in the camping department of Walmart and Target)
Consistent Needs (early March through April): thermal socks, tarps, tents, bug spray, Kroger/Walmart/McDonald's gift cards, bus passes (you can order all day passes online)
WAYS TO VOLUNTEER
Winter Canvassing: We offer folks transportation to a shelter on nights below freezing while distributing propane, blankets, supplies. Visit the website for more information.
Resource Shelters: Resource shelters give un-housed residents the ability to connect with needed services and resources. These opportunities take place on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at Barth Vernon United Methodist Church. We anticipate approximately 20 guests. Visit the website for more information.
February 12th, 6:00-8:00PM: Beginner's Training
February 26th, 6:00-8:30PM: Trauma and Informed De-escalation
March 12th, 6:00-8:30PM: Advocacy and Policy
For details on classes, visit Open Table's webpage regarding Group Volunteering and Education Opportunities. For more information on partnering with Open Table, visit their website or contact Kathi Gilleland! We're excited to get started.
INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH GRACEPOINTE?
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