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2020 Red Rose Benefit (Volunteer Opportunity)

EVENT: The Red Rose Benefit
Contact: Pete Cotter

Saturday, February 29, 2020. Volunteers are needed from 3:30 until 9:15 pm.
Edenton Street United Methodist Church located at 228 W. Edenton Street in
downtown Raleigh (across from the round Clarion Hotel). Parking is available.
The Red Rose Benefit is a dinner and silent auction fundraiser for the Ruth Sheets
Adult Care Center. The Ruth Sheets Center provides day care for frail, senior
Student volunteers will be helping to:
• serve hor ‘dourves
• serve dinner
• clean up tables
• Pizza will be served for volunteers
•White collared shirt/blouse, black pants, black/dark polished shoes
•Call or email Pete Cotter at 919.218.5029 or with your cell and email address.

Community Service Opportunities

MS Cross Country: September 10

GRACE high school students can earn community service hours by helping the MS Cross Country team host their first meet on Tuesday, September 10th. Contact Beth Chapman at for event details. 

JAARS Mission at the Airport Event: September 14-15

All are invited to come out and learn about JAARS (Jungle Aviation And Radio Services) at Cox Airport located at 1616 Hwy 64 West in Apex, NC (near Beaver Creek shopping center).  At a “Missions At The Airport” (MATA) event you can ride in a missionary aircraft, talk with JAARS Missionaries and staff involved in logistical missions support, and so much more.  MATA will take place on Saturday, September 14 10:00-6:00 & Sunday, September 15 2:00 – 6:00.  JAARS helps make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth.  

GRACE High School students can earn volunteer hours by working a shift at the Hospitality Tent for this event. Questions? Contact GRACE parent Kellie Sigmon at 919.632.3519

GRACE Community Service Day: Spring 2020

We are in the early stages of planning our 2020 High School Community Service Day and looking for meaningful service projects. If you would be interested in helping us plan for this event or having a group of students serve with a local mission you are currently involved in, please contact Gina DeBruhl at

Hope Connection: Ongoing Opportunities Throughout the Year

Hope Connection is a local ministry, founded by a member of our GRACE community, that helps meet the needs of survivors of abuse and addiction. There are many ways in which high school students can support this ministry including staffing merchandise booths at Duke football and basketball games and working in the Deja-vu Thrift Store on Buck Jones Road.  For more information and/or to sign up go to


Community Service Day 2019 Recap

Thank you to the many parent volunteers that transported and worked alongside our high school staff and students for our 2019 Community Service Day. Nearly 300 staff, student, and parent volunteers spent last Wednesday working for a variety of community-based ministries as part of our annual service day. Meanwhile, back on campus, 7th grade students packed over 10,000 meals with Rise Against Hunger and helped GRACE cross the 100,000 meals packed threshold. 


Community Service Opportunity at Spring Daze

The Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in Cary, NC has opportunities for high schoolers to receive community service hours.

The Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is a signature event of the Town of Cary. Nestled under the shady canopy of Bond Park, Spring Daze features over 170 North Carolina artists, entertainment on four stages, delicious festival food, and Cary’s annual Earth Day Celebration. Spring Daze features the best of North Carolina’s diverse arts and crafts community. This year, the festival has volunteer opportunities on Friday, April 26, 2019 and Saturday, April 27, 2019 in a variety of positions and time slots.

High schoolers ages 16+ are invited to sign-up independently. If there are any service clubs or organizations that have members who are age 15 or younger, we have a handful of positions for group volunteering with adult volunteers present to chaperone.

The link to sign up for can be found here. If any students or club advisors have questions about volunteering, they can contact Deirdre Lewis, Outdoor Arts Events Program Assistant with the Town of Cary at or at (919) 462-3847.

Red Rose Community Service

GRACE high school students are invited to earn community service hours by volunteering as a server at the annual Red Rose Benefit. This dinner and silent auction is a fundraiser for the Ruth Sheets Adult Care Center which provides day care for frail, senior adults.

  • Where: Edenton Street United Methodist Church at 228 W. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh (across from the round Clarion Hotel). Parking is available for Volunteers. 
  • When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 3:30-9:30pm (Student volunteers will be served pizza)
  • Duties: Student volunteers will help serve hor ‘doevres, dinner, and clean up afterward
  • What to Wear: Student volunteers should wear white collared shirt/blouse with black pants

Interested students should contact Peter Cotter at 919-218-5029 or to sign up.

Field of Rubies: November 30, 2018

All GRACE women (and their non-GRACE friends) are invited to Field of Rubies, a fun night of food, fellowship, vendor booths and fashion. Support our lady entrepreneurs as they showcase their gifts and talents.

There will be goods and services for sale. All proceeds go directly to the business owners. A catered buffet will be provided at no additional charge.

The night will wrap up with a fabulous fashion show sponsored by Pink Magnolia Boutique, Thrift to Gift and others. Go home with some wonderful door prizes and gift baskets. This is a free event, however, you must have a ticket to attend. Sign up today!

Family Fun Night at Friday Night Football

Aloha! The second annual Football Season Opener Tailgate Bash will begin Friday, September 7th at 5:30pm at the GRACE Athletic Field. Have fun enjoying your GRACE family before taking in our first home football game (kick-off is 7:00pm)

This family fun event features food trucks, Kona Ice, a blow up obstacle course, limbo, a photo booth, beach volleyball, cornhole, prizes for the fan with the most Hawaiian spirit, and complementary leis for the first 400 guests.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Community service hours will be given to high school students who volunteer.