Serving the Community
Love, Grow, Serve
Grace Episcopal Church has a long history of outreach, both near and far.
Parishioners are passionate about helping people within the community of No. Attleboro.
Each year, Grace Church is award a very substantial grant from the Bristol Case Grant Trustees. Having designated this year as the “Year of the Children,” we used the grant money to help feed and clothe local children.
Over the years we have supported Diocesan efforts in building and equipping a medical facility in Kizawa, Africa, along with a girls’ school and orphanage in Tanzania.
Nearer to home we have supported the needy students and parents at E-Cubed Academy in Providence, RI, and other ministries in Providence.
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CONSISTENTLY HELPING OTHERS:
SUMMER CAMP LUNCHES- In summers, we may donate $500 feed lunch to children in need at the Hockomock Y Summer Camp.
LENORE’S PANTRY- We donated $500 worth of gift cards to Lenore’s Pantry. This money helped provide clothing and backpacks for kids-in-need in No. Attleboro.
FUEL FOR WEEKENDS- The last and largest disbursement of funds went to the “Fuel for Weekends” program in the North Attleboro Public Schools. Each year over $5,000 was donated to support this program.
We work closely with Our Open Umbrella to connect to the community.
WE REACH OUT TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY IN MANY OTHER WAYS:
We directed that $500 be used to assist a few parish families with children by providing support for food and clothing this holiday. This effort was blended with Grace’s internal Pennies From Heaven Program, which also benefits area and parish families in need.
The third Sunday at Grace Church is Pantry Sunday. Parishioners contribute canned goods and non-perishable food items which are donated to Lenore’s Pantry, a local food bank.
Our talented parishioners knit and crochet beautiful hats, scarves and mittens which adorn a church Christmas tree before being given out to local children.
We participate in the Downtown North Attleboro Associates “Backpack Stroll” which is held on a weekend in August during which local establishments pass out school supplies to local kids.
Through Community Conversations, we are bringing in members of the community to discuss topics which are of vital importance, such as dealing with Alzheimer’s and Bullying.
For years the Walking with Grace Team has supported the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.