diy local impact
While Grace Fellowship as a church wants to make an impact in the communities surrounding our campuses, we also hope that the people of Grace do the same! In order to equip and empower individuals, families and groups to be intentional where they live, we created some Local Impact DIY Project Templates to help you get started - it’s as easy as 1, 2 3!
*In order to help you make an even larger impact, you can apply for Grace to match any funds you come up with for your project! Check out the DIY page for more information.
local impact events
Every year, Grace Fellowship hosts multiple to provide and care for our community in unique and tangible ways. Whether it’s on a smaller scale through free coffee and other goodies in the form of a “blitz” or a large event, we want the communities around our campuses to know we are FOR them!
In the past Grace Fellowship has had the opportunity to host events such as Night to Shine (a prom night experience for adults with special needs); Single Parent Fair (helps single parents and their children prepare for the coming school year); Impact Week (serve various organizations around Grace's local campuses); and Eggsplosion (a fun, free family community event celebrating Easter).
For upcoming Impact Events in your local campus community, check out Grace's events page for informaiton, details, and sign-up opportunities!
GRACE FELLOWSHIP LOCAL IMPACT PARTNERS
Another way we are FOR our community is by partnering with winning organizations that support the community in unique ways! Click the graphics below to learn more about each organization.
GRACE FELLOWSHIP CAMPUS FRIENDS
Each Grace Fellowship Campus partners with local organizations that support the community in their own backyards. To learn more about your campus' Friends, check out the listing below:
Canal Winchester Human Services
Canal Winchester Human Services exists to connect people, resources, and compassion together in order to support and serve our local community in life-changing ways. Our goal is that whoever walks through our doors, whether it is to serve or be served, feels valued and connected, not just to a building or a program, but to the community at large.
Contact: Aletha Mullins, email@example.com
Pickerington Food Pantry
The mission of the Pickerington Food Pantry is “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.” The purpose of the organization is to provide emergency food assistance to income eligible clients (at or below 200% of Federal poverty guidelines) who reside within the boundaries of the Pickerington Local School District (excluding zip code 43068).
Contact: Renee Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster Fairfield Community Action Agency
Their purpose is to establish a better focusing of all available federal, state, local, and private resources upon this goal: To enable low-income families and individuals of all ages to obtain the skill, the knowledge, and the motivation to secure the opportunities needed for them to become fully self-sufficient.
Contact: Courtney Vandyke, email@example.com
Pickfair Square Retirement Village
Pickfair Square Retirement Village serves and houses elderly residents in the area. Ways to serve them include dropping off games, puzzles, coloring books, snacks, and dinners.
Contact: Kelly Hensel, KHensel@uchinc.org
Youth Advocate Services (YAS)
Youth Advocate Services applies innovative thinking along with evidence-based practices to partner with children and families in order to identify and treat their needs. We offer a multitude of services in Franklin County and surrounding areas.
Contact: Lauren Pompas, firstname.lastname@example.org
UA Commission on Aging
The Upper Arlington Commission on Aging serves as the informed voice empowering, educating and enriching the lives of Upper Arlington residents as we age. The Upper Arlington Commission on Aging is an important organization that serves as a sounding board and an important resource in the Upper Arlington community.
Contact: Jennifer Monroe-Sega, email@example.com
G.R.I.N. (Gahanna Residents in Need)
GRIN’s mission is to alleviate food insecurity for Gahanna-Jefferson school district residents. Their vision is to provide compassionate, short-term food and financial assistance.
LEADS is a caring organization that helps people in need by offering food, clothing, affordable housing, home repair, and so much more. Their desire is to give hope by meeting the immediate needs of people and pointing them to solutions for a better life.
Contact: Sherry Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org